It's been three years since Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson pulled the plug on their marriage, but the memory of what really went wrong in their relationship is still fresh for the Fall Out Boy rocker. I'm just basically hanging out with my kid all day. ' I think when you stop caring about your personal appearance, your personal hygiene, it makes you even more depressed, but it makes you do it more," Wentz, 35, explained.In a candid interview with Howard Stern earlier this week, Wentz opened up about the messy split and how the now-amicable exes are co-parenting their 6-year-old son Bronx. "It's like a vicious cycle." PHOTOS: Ashlee's hair evolution Wentz's troubles continued when he begrudgingly hosted a Jingle Ball event around the same time.
He and Jessica Simpson's younger sister married in May 2008 at 29 and 24, respectively.PHOTOS: Ashlee and Jessica through the years "I think there's an important thing where you know how to fight, because you can fight with somebody and it's not the end of everything," he told Stern."I think there's an important thing where you know how to fight, because you can fight with somebody and it's not the end of everything. He's great."Wentz and Simpson Ross have a 50/50 custody agreement."It's different because of our lifestyle," Wentz explained. And, we can be friends."Does Wentz regret anything about how his marriage ended? They send a lot of e-mails, they fax things, get on a phone have a meeting," he said, adding a warning, "People who are going to get divorced: Work it out between you two and don't get lawyers involved."In the end, Wentz and Simpson Ross worked it out on their own. You sort of have to jump into it and do it that way.But if you don't know how to have those arguments, then they become nuclear. But you get perspective," the "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" lyricist said. "If I'm gone, sometimes he'll come out on the road with us. But in reality, that's the way to do it, because years from now, when you're both going to be moved on and you're going to be in an all right place in your life, you're going to wish you hadn't spent millions of dollars.""Had you made enough money at that point that you could've retired? Like, kids don't care if you've got an e-mail to send.""Why not marry your girlfriend?PHOTOS: Pete and Ashlee -- the way they were According to Wentz, his marriage with Simpson, now 30, began to go downhill when his band went on hiatus in 2010. Upset about not performing, he drank a lot of beer.
"At 31, we'd had all these great years as a band, and then we took time off, and I basically became Mr. "That night I banged my head and I ended up needing to get stitches," he recalled.
"But if you don't know how to have those arguments, then they become nuclear.
And we were doing this all in the public eye, which doesn't help." Listen to Wentz’s revealing interview here. He's great." PHOTOS: Hollywood's most expensive divorces The pair co-parent their little guy, with Wentz sometimes taking Bronx on the road while touring. My sister is married." Simpson, for her part, has already remarried.
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And we were doing this all in the public eye, which as you know, it doesn't help, because you have people scrutinizing everything you do: 'He cut his hair—it's breakup hair! It's a haircut.'"Per usual, Stern didn't shy away from delving into the tough questions, and Wentz answered them all willingly. " Stern asked."I would've had to adjust my lifestyle, but yeah," Wentz replied. I'm writing and all of a sudden I want to drive."Since he began dating Camper, Wentz told Stern , "I've learned that you need to make time to be present for people, and that was something that I learned and only kind of came with age. " Stern prodded."In our mind, we're thinking, 'Let's do this the right way,'" Wentz replied."'Let's have a baby first!