It’s not been long since ex-wife Ashlee Simpson announced her engagement, and now Pete Wentz has officially announced that his girlfriend Meagan Camper is expecting their first baby together. It will be the second baby for the Fall Out Boy bassist, who has a five-year-old son with Simpson.
The musician took to Instagram to share a picture of him and his girlfriend with the caption about the baby. It won’t be a shock to many fans, who will know that they’ve been together for almost three years now and talk about marriage. Camper shared the same photo on her own account but kept the tag simple, stating “baby.”
While it is the second child for Wentz, it is the first for Camper, who is a model. It will be extremely exciting for her especially.
Life hasn’t been the easiest for the Fall Out Boy musician. He became addicted to prescription drugs but managed to stop taking them after the birth of his son, Bronx Mowgli. However, when the band decided to take a hiatus a year later in 2009, he fell back into old habits. Simpson had taken enough and by 2011 she wanted a divorce. The musician explained that the end of his marriage led to paranoia and he started abusing the prescription drugs more.
Daily Mail reported that he told Rolling Stone that he felt “like a loser.” One minute he was part of Fall Out Boy and the next he just “hung out all day.” The divorce made it all worse.
However, Wentz is now on the other side of that dangerous cycle and now expecting a baby with girlfriend Camper. They started a relationship shortly after his divorce and managed to get his life back on track by starting his own record label. His label, Decaydance Records, has signed some big names like Gym Class Heroes and Panic! at the Disco.
It also helped that he arranged joint custody over his son with Simpson, so he could be a devoted father.
He definitely has enough practice, which will be a help to Camper. She’ll be less likely to panic at the smallest things like most new mothers with a second-time father around.
His relationship with his son has really helped, and having a second baby will continue to help his mental state. He was reported saying that having a child meant that he had to actually be there all the time. Fatherhood was nothing like getting ready to do an interview on the radio.
There has been no confirmation of how far along Camper is, but the Instagram photo shows a tiny bump. If other celebrity announcements are anything to go by, she will be at least 12 weeks into her pregnancy. This is when most couples choose to announce their pregnancies because they are out of what is considered the danger zone.
The couple haven’t announced what Bronx thinks about being a big brother yet. The whole focus has been on Wentz announcing that his girlfriend, Camper, is expecting their first baby together.
By Alexandria Ingham