The wedding may have been Alice in Wonderland, but the honeymoon is shaping up to be more Ashlee in underground.
“We’re in the basement of a house,” newlywed Pete Wentz told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this morning. “We’ve got some, like, blow-up palm trees down here. It’s pretty nice, man. A little fake-‘n’-bake tanning booth. It’s gonna look like we went on a private jet somewhere. And we’re gonna save that 30 grand.
“The paparazzi thinks we left on some private jet or whatever. You know, the truth is, we’re just sitting down here, eating DiGiorno pizza, getting in that tanning bed every once in a while. It’s great, you know.”
But Wentz made clear from the get-go that his subterranean honeymoon was the only thing he was willing to confirm, wifewise.
When matter-of-factly quizzed on his pending parentage, Wentz cautioned Seacrest: “Ryan, this baby has not been confirmed. The only thing I’m confirming right now is, we’re in the basement on our honeymoon with these blow-up palm trees.”
When asked later how the two young lovebirds knew the time was right to tie the knot, Wentz was quick to read between the lines. Not that Seacrest doesn’t get points for trying.
“I kinda get the backdoor question you’re asking me, you know, on that one,” the reported father-to-be said. “But, uh, to be honest with you, it’s something we’ve been planning for a long time.”
Of the barrage of media leaks leading up to and including the day of the wedding, Wentz said he may be editing his circle of pals. “The thing that’s crummy about it, though, is your friends–you can’t trust anyone…People were letting out all kinds of details.”
And not just about the nuptials.
“That’s what I don’t understand about having your friends around you and trust and those kinds of things…All of a sudden people decide that, ‘Oh, you’re confirming the baby because you…’ A non-confirmation is a confirmation, and that’s how it works in Hollywood.”
Not that all things Ashlee are off-limits.
For one thing, Wentz confirmed that the Simpson clan is officially down one member, at least in name.
“I don’t know what she is with her stage name,” he said of his new wife. “That’s all up to her. I don’t think she’s decided that yet. But legally, she’s a Wentz, yes.”
A Wentz who, it seems, had a little premarital guidance from a business manager.
“We have signed a prenup, actually,” Wentz offered. “Yeah.”
As for future plans for the legally wed pair, the rocker said that while they “hope to” have an actual honeymoon soon, it may need to wait to allow for professional obligations to pass: His band, Fall Out Boy, plays a show on the Saturday and the missus goes on tour next week.
As for talking shop on his in-laws, Wentz is keeping mum–or playing dumb–for now.
“I don’t know anything about what’s going on with them,” he said of Simpson-in-law Jessica and her maybe footballer beau.
“To be honest with you, I’m so busy clearing up my own rumors that I never have any time to clear up anyone else’s…Tony Romo danced with my Grandma, so I think that was pretty insane. My grandma had no idea who Tony Romo was, and I don’t think Tony Romo had any idea who my Grandma was, so it was just dancing that was going on.”
But, potentially manufactured tabloid drama aside, the wedding was a success, if he does say so himself.