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Pete Wentz: The Key to Blended Families Is ‘Putting the Kids First’

01/15/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

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Nothing forces you to grow up quite like having a baby — just ask Pete Wentz.

“When you have kids, you have to take into account that they’re real people and need to see their parents, and you’ve got to figure out how to make that lifestyle work,” the Fall Out Boy rocker, whose new album, American Beauty/American Psycho drops Tuesday, tells PEOPLE.

“In order for us to have kept doing the band, we needed to grow up a little … I think we’ve done a pretty good job with it so far.”

Three of the alternative band’s four members now have children, and Wentz says the trick to making it work for his brood is traveling with the family.

“There are cribs backstage now; they’re Pack ‘n Plays, actually,” the bassist, 35, says with a laugh. “My family’s pretty nomadic. We’re able to move around, and that’s the only life that my kids have grown up with, so I think it’s somewhat normal. It’s pretty fun. There’s nothing like a bus to put a kid to sleep: It’s really dark, and the engine’s really loud.”

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Pete Wentz Says He Is a ‘Great Diaper Changer’

09/20/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

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Although Pete Wentz‘s new baby boy is too young to understand his father’s occupation, the Fall Out Boy bassist’s oldest son, Bronx, knows what his dad does — and he’s not impressed.

“[He] comes to our shows, but it’s the equivalent to me going to my dad’s job when I was a kid. At the end of the day, it’s Dad’s job,” Wentz told PEOPLE at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday.

“All I am to him is his dad. When he sees people want to take a picture with me, he thinks it’s hilarious.”

In fact, adds Wentz, his 5½-year-old is completely “uninterested” in his dad’s rock star status.

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Pete Wentz Introduces Son Saint Lazslo

09/04/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

His name says it all: Pete Wentz‘s son already has blessed his parents.

With the Fall Out Boy bassist out on the road with his band in the days leading up to baby boy’s birth, the couple were hoping their son would hold out on making his big debut until Wentz, 35, was back in town.

On Aug. 20, Wentz and girlfriend Meagan Camper welcomed Saint Lazslo.

“I think at some point, the name Saint came up because we thought he’d be a saint if he waited to arrive until his dad was home from tour, and he did,” the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively. “The name suits him.”

As for Camper, 25, it’s been a smooth transition into motherhood. “Meagan is a natural mom and it’s amazing to watch her with him,” Wentz, who assisted in the delivery, says.

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Pete Wentz: Delivering Son Saint Was a ‘Magical Moment’

09/03/2014 at 07:00 AM ET

Pete Wentz Welcomes Son Saint Lazslo Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage

When his girlfriend Meagan Camper went into labor, Pete Wentz was all set to play the part of doting new dad. The doctor, however, had other plans.

During an interview with KIIS FM, the Fall Out Boy bassist shared that when it came time for Camper to deliver the couple’s 9 lb., 10 oz. baby boy, he did a last-minute — and very unexpected! — switch that left him running the show.

“Our doctor, she’s so sweet, and she was like, ‘You’re going to deliver this baby,'” Wentz, 35, recalls. “I was like, ‘What? I just want to say I might not be qualified to do this.’ ”

Once Wentz was all suited up in his scrubs, his nerves quickly turned into excitement over the reality of his new role. “I’m like, ‘Take a picture of me! This is the closest I’ll be to being a doctor,’ ” he says with a laugh.
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Pete Wentz Welcomes Son Saint Lazslo

08/21/2014 at 07:00 PM ET

Pete Wentz Welcomes Son Saint Lazslo Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage

Pete Wentz‘s new baby is a Saint!

The Fall Out Boy bassist, 35, and model girlfriend Meagan Camper, 25, welcomed a son, Saint Lazslo, on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” the rep says. “They are thrilled at the addition to the family and Bronx is over the moon to be a big brother.”

Up until the baby’s arrival, Wentz — whose 5½-year-old son is from his previous marriage to Ashlee Simpson — didn’t know the sex of his second child.

“We’re waiting,” the new dad told PEOPLE in May. “I think we’ll probably do a surprise on this one.”
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Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper Celebrate Their Baby Shower

05/23/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Showered with amour!

On Saturday, Pete Wentz and model girlfriend Meagan Camper celebrated the pending arrival of their first child together with a baby bash.

And, judging by the photo the dad-to-be posted to his Instagram account, the event was super chic — and lots of fun.

“Party for the new babe,” Wentz captioned the snapshot of champagne bottles adorned with striped string and “bébé” tags.

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Courtesy Pete Wentz; Inset: David Becker/Billboard

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Pete Wentz: We’re Keeping Baby’s Sex a Surprise

05/05/2014 at 08:00 PM ET

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Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper aren’t shopping for pink or blue onesies — the couple have decided to wait on finding out the sex of their baby.

“Don’t know yet. We’re waiting. I think we’ll probably do a surprise on this one,” the Fall Out Boy bassist told E! News at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

But Wentz, 34, who is already dad to 5½-year-old Bronx Mowgli with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson, says he is planning on expanding his family with Camper.

“What’s more exciting than having the pitter-patter of another little gremlin running around?” he says. “Now it will be two-on-two.”
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