Pete Wentz went on record several times denying that he and new wife Ashlee Simpson were expecting and now he’s telling why he lied.
The Fall Out Boy member said to MTV News:
“Every woman, no matter who they are or what they do for a living, has the right to wait at least 3 months before sharing this very personal news. We wanted to wait until after the first trimester and get a clean bill of health from our doctors before confirming anything, just like any other couple.
Being a boy I have no idea how to respond to such things and my first instinct was to protect her and the baby.
It’s insane that you can’t let happy news brew in Hollywood. This wasn’t about press or anything. It was about the health of the baby and trying to find a way to be happy with what should be the most happy time of our lives in the middle of a press blitz. I apologize to anyone who felt misinformed but the truth is, the person and growing baby is who I felt most loyal to protect and defend.”
(Pssst. Pete. It’s “happiest.” Not “most happy.” This is why your publicist is supposed to write this stuff.)
Pete and Ashlee wed in an Alice In Wonderland-themed celebration on May 17.