May 9, 2013 06:30 AM
Pete Wentz lunched with steady sweetheart Meagan Camper at Sweet Butter in Studio City on Wednesday afternoon, and while all is well with their relationship, he revealed in the new issue of Rolling Stone that his life was out of control after his 2011 divorce from Ashlee Simpson.
The Fall Out Boy rocker candidly discussed his struggle with paranoia and how he began abusing the prescription drugs Xanax and Klonopin. "I was probably physically and mentally addicted. It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, then it spiraled," he said.
"I felt like a loser already," he adding, referencing his divorce. "I'd basically gone from being the guy in Fall Out Boy to being the guy, who, like, hangs out all day. I didn't see how I'd ever come out on the other side ... I was scared of everything. I thought there were always people listening to me. Like, I had my house searched for bugs. It was crazy."
On the bright side, Pete said therapy and being a parent to four-year-old son Bronx helped him get through it. "You’re up in the morning, and you have to really be there," he said. "It’s not like getting up for a radio interview. In some ways, that was super helpful for my soul."
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