Pete Wentz is hooked on OxyContin?

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz on their honeymoon in the Caribbean in 2008 

Did Pete Wentz have a prescription drug addiction that ultimately led to Ashlee Simpson filing for divorce? Sure, why not. From the National Enquirer:

Ashlee Simpson pulled the plug on her marriage to Pete Wentz because of his out-of-control dug habit, say sources. Fed up with the rocker’s abuse of prescription drugs, his wandering eye and because she feared for the safety of the couple’s 2-year-old son, the singer-actress filed for divorce on Feb.9 after less than three years of marriage. Although Ashlee had been pressing Pete to go to rehab for a while – and had even threatened to leave him – insiders say the troubled musician didn’t take her demands seriously until it was too late.

“Ashlee realized that Pete had become a functioning addict and that he wasn’t making any effort to quit,” revealed an insider. He’d been taking the sleeping pill Ambien OxyContin, said the source — and Ashlee had concerns about Pete’s behavior around their son Bronx. “More than once, Ashlee has been awakened in the middle of the night by Pete standing over her in a zombie-like stupor mumbling incoherently,” the insider said. “And when she told him about these frightening episodes the next morning, he couldn’t remember what happened. Pete’s behavior was getting worse as time went on- and he wouldn’t admit to a problem.”

Where’s the compassion for this guy? If you were married to that loudmouthed harpy and looked like an anorexic emo hobbit, you’d be taking pills to make yourself feel better too. Frankly, I’m surprised this guy wasn’t in a completely comatose state 24/7. Fortunately for Pete, if he wants to ensure that everyone (i.e. America) ends up happy, there’s still one more pill he could take: a cyanide capsule.


February 24, 2011 - 11:45 am