Pete Wentz's son not a rocker

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 July 2013
Pete Wentz and Bronx

Pete Wentz and Bronx

Pete Wentz's son prefers playing on his iPad to rocking out to his dad's band, Fall Out Boy

Pete Wentz's son prefers playing on his iPad to rocking out.

The Fall Out Boy rocker takes Bronx, four - his son with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson - on tour with him, but says he's not impressed that his dad is a rock star.

Pete told People magazine: "When we're onstage, he plays on his iPad. It's really grounding for me. Dad's job is cool but I think it would be a lot cooler to him if I wore an Iron Man suit while I did it.

"I went to pick him up at preschool the other day and all of the kids had drawn fake tattoos on their arms - except him. He has zero interest. Kids like to rebel. If my dad had tattoos, I definitely think I wouldn't."

Pete also says he found it difficult to cope with the end of his marriage to Ashlee after two-and-a-half years in February 2011 without resorting to drugs, as he had recently got clean from an addiction to prescription medicines.

He added: "That was really hard. It was the first time that I decided to deal with my stuff in a real way and not numb myself. Our kid Bronx is the most important thing to us so we're trying to co-parent the right way. It's been really good."

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