On Monday April 14, 2008 Pete Wentz spoke exclusively to MTV News, via email in regards to the burgeoning rumors that he and his then just announced fiancée Ashlee Simpson were expecting their first child together, and this is what was said:
In an e-mail to MTV News, Wentz denied reports that surfaced Monday (April 14) on the Web sites of OK! magazine and Us Weekly that he and Simpson, 23, are expecting their first child. "There is a witch hunt for people to be pregnant whenever they get engaged in Hollywood," he wrote. "This is all news to me. I can't wait for the story about how I'm really in a gay relationship and this is all just a cover. ... I mean really, this is crazy. ... I mean we're engaged, that's true, and happy about it." Asked again if he was denying reports that Simpson is pregnant, Wentz, 28, replied, "Yeah."
Then tonight, Wednesday May 28, 2008 the newly christened Mr. and Mrs. Wentz posted the following statement on Pete's official website FriendsorEnemies.com:
This just in from our favorite newlyweds:
"While many have speculated about this, we wanted to wait until after the first trimester to officially confirm that we are expecting our first child. This is truly the most joyous time in our lives and we are excited to share the happy news and start our family."
- Pete and Ashlee Wentz
Which means that Pete either lied to MTV News (which is totally fair and reasonable if he was trying to keep the news quiet) or there is some funny math going on here regarding "trimesters". My contention that he and Ashlee were not expecting a child was based solely on his denial that they were not. I suppose congrats are in order ... at last, Papa Joe Simpson is going to be able to sell the exclusive rights to everything having to do with this child to the highest bidder. It is a joyous day after all.
Quote of the century goes to ONTD! member thirstyneway who posted the following comment once this confirmation went online:
that baby is gonna be born with eye makeup on :O
Total Win! Best.Comment.Ever