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Pete Wentz Biography
Pete Wentz is an American songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is well known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Initially Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was the lead vocalist and lyricist for Arma Angelus before Fall Out Boy’s inception in 2001. Wentz formed the experimental, electropop and dubstep group Black Cards during Fall Out Boy’s hiatus in 2009–12. He owns a record label, DCD2 Records, which has signed bands including Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.
In February 2013, Fall Out Boy returned from hiatus, and have since released 3 number one albums; Save Rock and Roll, American Beauty/American Psycho, and Mania.
Wentz is know to have ventured into other non-musical projects, including writing, acting, and fashion; he founded a clothing company called Clandestine Industries in 2005. Wentz hosts the TV show Best Ink and runs a film production company called Bartskull Films, as well as a bar called Angels & Kings. Wentz philanthropic activities include collaborations with Invisible Children, Inc. and UNICEF’s Tap Project, a fundraising project that helps bring clean drinking water to people worldwide, People magazine states that “no bassist has upstaged a frontman as well as Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.” He is also a minority owner of the Phoenix Rising FC, a United Soccer League team.
Pete Wentz Age
Wentz was born on June 5, 1979. He is 44 years old as of September 2023.
Pete Wentz Father |Pete Wentz Family |Pete Wentz And Mom
Peter was born in Wilmette, Illinois, an affluent suburb of Chicago. He is a son to Dale (née Lewis), a high school admissions counselor, and Pete Wentz II, an attorney. He is of English and German descent on his father’s side and Afro-Jamaican on his mother’s side. He is a brother to his younger sister, Hillary, and a brother to his younger brother, Andrew. Peter’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone; Arthur Winston Lewis’ cousin is General Colin Powell.
Wentz Pete Photo Education
Pete attended New Trier High School and North Shore Country Day School, where he was an all-state soccer player. He thought of pursuing a professional career in the sport, but decided that music was a more fulfilling choice; he says that he “always had a magical connection to the ball. But it didn’t feel like an adventure. Music was more of a challenge and, in the end, felt more interesting.”
He started skipping school regularly and smoking marijuana with friends during his first year of high school , but later quit as it was affecting his grades at school. In 1997 after graduating from high school, he attended DePaul University where he studied political science, dropping out one quarter shy of graduation to focus on Fall Out Boy.
Pete Wentz Ariana Grande
Pete Wentz gave Ariana Grande a historic shoutout after listening to her latest album known as Sweetener. Pete the Fall Out Boy bassist tweeted the pop star, saying how much he loves that she took the album in a different direction than rest of current pop music. Grande recently performed at Aretha Franklin’s funeral and paid tribute to the late Queen of Soul by singing one of her hits, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
Pete Wentz And Son | Wife |Divorce
Wentz started dating singer Ashlee Simpson in 2006. Simpson and Wentz confirmed their engagement in April 2008 , and were married on May 17, 2008, at Simpson’s parents’ residence in Encino, California, with her father officiating the ceremony. Two weeks later, her wife confirmed her pregnancy. She changed her surname from Simpson to Wentz and she was briefly known professionally as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. On November 20, 2008 Simpson gave birth to their son .
Simpson filed for divorce on February 8, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Simpson asked for joint custody and primary physical custody of their son with visitation for Wentz, along with spousal support. But a later report said that Simpson believed the couple simply “married too young”, with the source stating that, “It was honestly a classic case of marrying young, having a kid young and growing apart over the years”. Pete reportedly did not want the divorce. November 22, 201 it when their divorce was finalized on.
Wentz and his current girlfriend Meagan Camper announced on February 17, 2014, that they were expecting their first child together and Wentz’s second. In August 2014 their son Saint Lazslo Wentz was born. Wentz posted to his Instagram on January 2, 2018 that he and Camper were expecting their second child together and Wentz’s third, a girl and on May 13, 2018, their daughter Marvel Jane Wentz was born.
Pete Wentz And Bruno Mars
On April 29, 2008, Wentz was photographed by a member of the paparazzi in Los Angeles, with Mars seen in the background looking surprised.
Pete Wentz And Evan Ross
The 30-year-old star – who married the ‘Outta My Head’ hitmaker in 2014 – has a positive relationship with Pete Wentz and thinks he’s a wonderful dad.
When Evan who has a three-year-old daughter called Jagger with Ashlee was asked about his relationship with Pete, he said that Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’: “Very good. He’s such an amazing father.
“I grew up in a family where I had a lot of different siblings from, you know. I grew up in a big family and I think it’s a beautiful thing.”
Evan and Pete have a positive relationship who has Bronx, nine, and with Ashlee and Saint, four, and Marvel, three months, with girlfriend Meagan Camper – and so he won’t cross a line when it comes to his stepson.
He said that he think that for him, his relationship with Pete has been amazing. He’s an amazing father.”He knows that I love his son very much, but it’s his son.”
Ashlee a 33-year-old, who has daughter Jagger, three, with Evan feels relieved the Fall Out Boy rocker and her husband have developed a healthy relationship.
She confessed: “I’m like, thank you god. God looked at me one day and shined.”
Meanwhile, Ashlee and Evan recently revealed they plan to expand their brood.
The couple have been busy working on new music together and separately for their own respective albums, but once their work schedules quieten down, Ashlee admitted they plan on trying for another child.
Questioned about the prospect of having another baby, the ‘Pieces of Me’ hitmaker said: “It’s definitely soon … in the next year. Definitely in the next year would be nice.”
Pete Wentz Bipolar Disorder
Pete since he was eighteen he has been taking medication for bipolar disorder. Wentz attempted suicide by taking an overdose of the anxiety medication Ativan in February 2005 , and as a result, spent a week in the hospital.
Pete Wentz A Day To Remember
A Day To Remember is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida funded in the spring of 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard, percussion and drummer Alex Shelnutt and lead guitarist Kevin Skaff.
Pete Wentz Escape Plan 2
Pete is mostly known for formerly being one half of hit duo Ashley and Pete, and also for his flagrant upstaging of singer Patrick Stump in Fall Out Boy.
According to a tweet from director Steven Mille now he has taken a sidestep of sorts, being cast as a gun-toting punk in Escape Plan 2. Miller shared a photo of the film’s cast, in which Wentz is visible –and hashtagged for extra emphasis. Miller also shared a shot of Wentz packing some heavy artillery. As for Fall Out Boy, they have an album due September, of which Stump said, “I want to try to invent something, because life’s too short.”
Pete Wentz Eyeliner Quote
- The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing.
- What would rock and roll be without ambition, craziness, danger, and fun?
- I remember my first kisses with a lot of people, and they’re rad experiences. And you don’t have to really take it to that next level because that’s what keeps it exciting.
- Somewhere I just want to find someone that’s going to love me forever no matter what; I want someone to show the inside of my head to. That thought keeps me going.
- I think hair is just, like, the most important thing about you.
Pete Wentz Equipment
The Squier Pete Wentz Signature Precision Bass Guitar is an axe that fits right in with the Chicago punk scene that the Fall Out Boy co-founder and bassist grew up in. The agathis body is offset by a shell pickguard and the Wentz’s iconic bat/heart logo. Other instruments are vocals and keyboards.
Pete Wentz Forehead
Pete Wentz Forehead Syndrome
Pete Wentz Forehead Syndrome which is also know as PWFS is a recognised illness.
It can be treated with several blows to the head and/or depriving the victim of their hair dye but unfortunately , he was not treated fast enough and so his PWFS is permanent, which is why it was named after him “Pete Wentz Forehead Syndrome!”
Pete Wentz Group
- Fall out Boy
- Cinematic Sunrise
- Arma Angelus