Pete Wentz Opens Up About Split With Ashlee Simpson

Pete Wentz was nothing but a gentleman when chatting with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show with KIIS FM about his relationship and split with soon-to-be ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.

“Ashlee’s been my best friend for five years. She’s the mother of my child. I have nothing but love and respect for her,” Pete said.

The two singers married in 2008 and have a 2-year-old son Bronx. Ashlee filed for divorce last month and the two are currently working out a custody agreement.

“I think that one of the things, the hardest thing, when you’re a public profile [is] to maintain your private life, and you wanna do it especially when there’s a kid involved.”

Pete says he’s also grateful that another celeb is dominating the headlines these days.

“It’s like the one time on earth I’m like, ‘Thank God Charlie Sheen exists.'”

Pete hopes that he and Ashlee can continue to remain friends, for Bronx’s sake.

“Going through something like this isn’t easy, but we’re friends and the most important thing is to put our son first.”

Ashlee and Pete out and about with Bronx in tow

Well, seems to be working! Ashlee and Pete have been seen out and about in L.A. together with Bronx in tow, recently getting their In-N-Out Burger fix over the weekend.

Pete is a proud papa who can’t stop gushing about his son, giving the update that with Bronx, “everything’s a new new discovery for him.”

“His new thing is hiding cell phones and credit cards and stuff,” he said. “I’m like, ‘So where’s dad’s cell phone?’ And he laughs. He thinks it’s like a comedy bit.”


Do you think Pete and Ashlee can continue to remain on friendly terms throughout their divorce? And the more important question: Do you think they should just ditch the divorce idea and stay together??