Pete Wentz Reveals Divorce Struggles, Pill Addiction, and Paranoia

Mr. Pete Wentz has a lot to be grateful for these days. The 33-year-old Fall Out Boy bassist recently revealed to Rolling Stone that his divorce with Ashlee Simpson left him down in the dumps, paranoid, and addicted to prescription pills. “I was probably physically and mentally addicted,” Wentz told the magazine. “It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, then it spiraled.”

The couple split in February of 2011, while the band was on hiatus, “I felt like a loser already,” he said. “I’d basically gone from being the guy in Fall Out Boy to being the guy, who, like, hangs out all day. I didn’t see how I’d ever come out on the other side.”

Pete opened up about how his addiction ended up spiraling out of control and left him feeling paranoid, “I was scared of everything. I thought there were always people listening to me,” he confessed. “Like, I had my house searched for bugs. It was crazy.”‘

He also spoke about how having his son Bronx Mowgli changed him: “You’re up in the morning, and you have to really be there, it’s not like getting up for a radio interview. In some ways, that was super helpful for my soul.”

We’re glad that Pete is doing so much better, we missed him! In case you are wondering, things are still going steady with him and his 24-year-old model girlfriend Meagan Camper.

Did you know that Pete was struggling so much?