'Fatherhood is like taking happy pills': Pete Wentz reveals becoming a dad has helped him emotionally and mentally

Musician Pete Wentz has two children and as a result, he's a changed man.

The 36-year-old told The Red Bulletin that fatherhood is 'pretty much like taking happy pills.'

'When you hear a one-year-old laugh, it's pretty much the funniest thing on the planet. It changes my mood,' he said.

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Honesty: Pete Wentz has revealed that becoming a father has helped him control his mood swings and likens fatherhood to taking 'happy pills'. He's pictured with son Bronx, from his marriage to Ashlee Simpson, in 2011

Honesty: Pete Wentz has revealed that becoming a father has helped him control his mood swings and likens fatherhood to taking 'happy pills'. He's pictured with son Bronx, from his marriage to Ashlee Simpson, in 2011

Wentz is dad to seven-year-old son Bronx with his ex Ashlee Simpson and to 18-month-old son Saint with current main squeeze Meagan Camper.

The Fall Out Boy band member revealed that becoming a father has helped him emotionally and mentally.

'My highs, my happiness, are really high, and my lows are very low, and I'm not able to regulate between the two,' he explained.

'Through actual therapy and having kids, it's way more under control and something I can see when I'm on the roller coaster and control it more,' he shared.

Fatherhood: The Fall Out Boy musician was married to Simpson from 2008 to 2011 and the two, pictured with Bronx in 2009, share custody of their child

Fatherhood: The Fall Out Boy musician was married to Simpson from 2008 to 2011 and the two, pictured with Bronx in 2009, share custody of their child

Family man: Wentz also has a son Saint, 18 months, with current partner Meagan Camper,pictured together in August last year

Family man: Wentz also has a son Saint, 18 months, with current partner Meagan Camper,pictured together in August last year

Wentz also told the publication he worries about getting older because of how it might affect his music.

While at 36 he's still on the young side when it comes to being a parent, he says from a musician's perspective it's more challenging.

'It does make me think, what are the next steps for our band? We're in such an in-between thing,' Went said.

'We're not a legacy act, and we're not in this echelon of bands that automatically plays the halftime show. We're not there yet. And that's OK. There's still more for us to do.'

Happy dad: Wentz is pictured out in LA with new love Camper and his son Bronx in March 2014

Happy dad: Wentz is pictured out in LA with new love Camper and his son Bronx in March 2014

 

 

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