Pete Wentz Finally Getting Over Ashlee Simpson — Ready To Date Again!

Wed, March 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT by 1 Comment
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A source close to Pete says the rock star is ‘ready to be happy again’ — without Ashlee!

At first Pete Wentz was devastated that his wife Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce. But now the 31-year-old Fall Out Boy is getting tired of sitting around while his soon-to-be ex-wife parades around town with his former friend, rocker Craig Owens, 26. In the midst of a custody battle with Ashlee, 26, over their 2-year-old son Bronx, Pete has decided to move on and start dating again!

“Pete is picking up the pieces, and he is not going to be depressed about Ashlee dumping him,” a source tells In Touch magazine.

He actually sees Ashley’s recent action as reason enough to start enjoying his new single life. “It will make dating and hooking up with a new girl much easier,” Pete has been telling his pals. “I will feel guilt-free.”

Pete’s focusing more on work now that satisfying Ashlee’s every whim is no longer an obligation he must consider. “Pete is planning on working overtime with his band, the Black Cards, and making them a huge success,” says the source. “Now that he’s not with Ashlee, he can make his career a priority — not worrying about her jealousy.”

“He’s ready to be happy,” the source affirms!

- Lindsey DiMattina