Pete Wentz took a day off from his new daddy duties to film FNMTV and get festive to tape an MTV Christmas special in LA on Monday. Though Pete has to get back to work, he had plenty to say about his first few days with his new family in an interview with Ryan Seacrest this morning. Here are highlights:
- On the baby: "He's beautiful. He's perfect. We were instantly in love. It's impossible not to be!"
- On the name Bronx Mowgli: "I feel weird — people have all these ideas of what it means now. I think it's kind of cool to leave the narrative the way it is. People are stoked or pissed or whatever . . . I don't think anybody knows the real story of why or how. We came up with the idea Bronx, we'd been throwing it back and forth a while ago. The Jungle Book is something me and Ashlee bonded over. It's really cool."
- On Ashlee: "She's pretty much a saint. Right before she went into labor, I was pretty much like, 'Oh my God, I think I'm having a heart attack.' Natural things start going on in your body. My heart started beating really fast. You seen your wife in all this pain, and you really don't know what's happening. She's a amazing girl. She was like, 'I will make sure you're OK.' I didn't even stop to think, 'Well, you just had an epidural and you're about to have a baby!'"
- On friends and family wanting to see the baby: "Yeah, it's like opening a new spot in LA. Everyone's trying to get in every night — they're like, 'No, I know Pete, kind of.' I'm like, you do not have a plus-one."
Being a new parent is a full-time job, but it sounds like Pete and Ashlee make a great team and are enjoying every moment so far. We can't wait to see the couple out and about showing off their little boy when he's ready for the world.