After months of speculation, Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump have confirmed that their band, Fall Out Boy, is not together at this time.
"As far as I know," bassist Wentz wrote on his blog Tuesday, "Fall Out Boy is on break ... I can't predict that I'd ever play in Fall Out Boy again."
Meanwhile, frontman Stump issued a more definitive statement. "I'm not in Fall Out Boy right now," he told Spin.com. Wentz added via Twitter that to continue in the band, "Something would have to change in my head or my heart – not my wallet. It'd have to be real."
And this is a real ending, at least according to Wentz, who Tweeted, "A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old, [and] I don't plan on either."
But the musicians aren't without fond memories of their time together. The guys say the breakup is amicable, and they don't completely rule out a reunion or even a new incarnation for the group.
"One way or another, the band will always be around," said Stump. Echoed Wentz on his blog, "There is the possibility that FOB will play again with or without me."
What's next for the former bandmates? Stump is already at work on a solo album, but Wentz – who has a 1-year-old son with wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz – is eager to move forward with new projects, and maybe a tour.
"Letting go of this giant part of my life has been hard," he blogged. "But I want to be back on tour having my son watch me from the side of the stage."