Pink Admits She Gets 'Overwhelmed A Lot' From Motherhood And Needs To Cry In The 'Closet' Sometimes

Aug 02, 2022 by apost team

Alecia Beth Moore, who is known professionally as Pink, is no stranger to the spotlight. At 42 years old, she's become a household name and has been a presence in the entertainment industry since 1995. 

Known for her distinctive, raspy voice and tough, alternative exterior, Pink has won three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and seven MTV Video Music Awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She has sold over 100 million records worldwide, and because of this, she is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. 

Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s, behind only one artist—Madonna. Fittingly, Pink has named Madonna, along with Janis Joplin, as a major inspiration for her in her professional career. 

Apart from her music, Pink is known for being authentic and true to herself. Her lyrics often speak about being "real." Not only does this theme appear in her music, but it seems to carry over into her personal life as well. She's often very candid about her struggles and experiences, and she often expresses her desire to be seen as a real person, not just a celebrity. 

This is the case in her romantic life as well. The singer is very vocal and open about her relationship in interviews and on her social media. She has been married to Carey Hart for 16 years, and she often speaks about the successes and failures in their relationship. Keep reading to learn more about Pink and Hart's relationship and how the singer copes with being a working mom.

P!nk (2016), (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Pink met professional motocross racer Carey Hart at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia. The pair started dating soon after, and two years later, they separated. Shortly after the separation, the two decided to make it work. 

Pink proposed to Hart in June 2005 during a motocross race. The singer sent the media and fans into a frenzy when she held up a sign that read, "Will You Marry Me? I'm serious!" while Hart was racing on the track. Hart stopped in the middle of the race to accept the proposal. 

The couple got married in Costa Rica in January of 2006. Two years later, Pink announced that the couple had separated. This occurred shortly before she released her hit single "So What," leaving fans to speculate if the song was written about her relationship with Hart. 

To the relief of fans and loved ones, Pink confirmed that they were together again in February of 2010. In June 2011, the couple welcomed their daughter, Willow Sage. In December 2016, they welcomed their second child—a son, Jameson Moon. 

Pink discussed her relationship in an interview with PEOPLE in May of 2021. At the time, the couple had just celebrated their 15th anniversary. She talks about how their relationship began so long ago, just one year after she released her debut album. She said that over the years, they've had to learn how to appreciate one another and create a bond that can stand the test of time. "We've really grown up together," she said. 

Pink explained that they made their relationship work by making sure that they each had their own separate lives. "One person can't be your entire world. You have to have your own passions, your own friends, your own time to yourself," she said

Pink, Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart, Jameson Moon Hart (2019), (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Parents know that once you have children, moments of privacy become increasingly rare. This has been a challenge for Pink and made her realize the importance of boundaries. "I cry in my closet a lot," she explained. "Here's the problem when you don't have boundaries in your house — I'll go in the shower and have a full out loud conversation with myself and I'll turn around and Willow's been standing there staring at me the entire time."

Pink's kids are still learning those boundaries and the singer is coping with it the best she can. "We really need to get more locks in this house," she joked. "I try to explain to my children that me going to the bathroom is not an invitation for a family meeting."

Like any parent, there are moments for Pink when she feels she has reached her limit. A contributing factor is the differences between her and Willow. Pink shared, "I get overwhelmed all the time. I am an extrovert. I process out loud and my daughter is an introvert and I don't know what she's thinking half the time."

For this reason, the loving mom said she reaches out for help whenever needed. Pink added that she relies on "the community and the village that we have to check in with her as much as I can."

The artist elaborated, "I know that sometimes I'm going to learn more about my daughter from my friend who their daughter plays with and that's okay."

Pink is doing the best she can to take care of her family and keep up with her career. However, she has been very open about the challenges that come along with such a task. Her honesty is an inspiration to working moms everywhere.

Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart, Pink, Judith Moore (2018), (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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