Pink On Raising 'Weird And Joyful' Kids As Star Mom — She Says Even 'Hard Days Are A Blessing'
May 13, 2021 by apost team
With hits like “Get the Party Started,” “Just Give Me a Reason” and “What About Us,” Pink is one of the biggest pop stars of her generation. But the singer wasn’t born into fame. At the age of 14, the ambitious artist performed in clubs around Philadelphia, opting to be called “Pink” instead of her given name, Alecia Beth Moore. Fast forward two years later, and the Pennsylvania-native was a signed recording artist part of the short-lived R&B group Choice. When Choice disbanded as a group, Pink caught her big break — she released “There You Go” as a solo artist, making it onto the Billboard charts at just 21 years old.
Since then, Pink has made quite a career for herself, having released eight studio albums, more than 50 singles and dozens of music videos. But that isn’t all the star has been up to. The 41-year-old pop icon also started a family with motocross racer Carey Hart. The power couple welcomed their first child, Willow Sage, in June 2011, while they welcomed a son, Jameson Moon, in December 2016.
In an exclusive interview with People in May 2021, Pink opened up about juggling the responsibilities of being an internationally recognized pop star while raising two kids. The interview comes at a time when Pink’s career shows no signs of slowing down, as the singer was featured in the documentary, “P!nk: All I Know So Far,” which gives viewers an inside look at how the singer navigates being a mom and an artist during the “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” — the second-highest-grossing world tour of all time.
Pink married motocross athlete Carey Hart in Costa Rica after a public proposal during one of his races in June 2005, according to Biography.com. Despite where the couple is at today — a seemingly happy family with two kids — it didn’t take long for Hart and Pink to start having marital problems. In fact, the two parted ways two years after tying the knot, an event immortalized in the song “So What.” But as fans of the couple know, it also didn’t take long for the two to reconnect in 2010. In an Instagram Live from 2020, Pink spoke to her and Hart’s reconciliation, attributing their getting back together to marriage counseling.
“I think partners, after a long time — I can't say it’s a man and woman thing, I think it’s a partner thing, a spouse thing — you just speak two different languages,” Pink explained, according to Us Weekly.
Now the two have a daughter, Willow Sage, and a son, Jameson Moon — and somehow, they have been able to parent amidst all the craziness that comes along with being a celebrity couple.
"There's not a lot of women headlining stadiums and doing two nights at Wembley Stadium while having a family on the road. (Director Michael Gracey) had never seen a mom changing diapers while having a creative meeting, and just the way that this big life intersects with being a normal, crazy family — there's something fascinating about that," Pink told People Magazine of the “P!nk: All I Know So Far” documentary.
Those who follow Pink on social media will know that family seems quite important to the star.
In March 2019, the singer posted a photo of herself, her husband Hart, Willow and Jameson while the family was eating tacos together.
“At least twice a week on tour, we shut the door to the outside world and have family dinner. As you can see, it makes Jameson feel deep, deep joy,” the singer wrote alongside the Instagram post. And when fans criticize her children or her parenting style, Pink is almost always ready with a passionate comeback.
When someone commented “except it’s posted on ig” in response to her family photo, Pink shot back, writing, “Yes I like to promote healthy stuff,” along with a few other choice words.
As for Pink’s advice for women in a similar situation: even though it may seem impossible, you just have to do it and keep going.
"Touring with kids is impossible — and I did the impossible. For a while there were a lot of other pop stars that were emailing me and calling me for the playbook on how to tour with kids, so I wrote a playbook for other moms," she said. “You just keep going. I'm just thinking about: 'Am I raising a kind person? What's it like to be my kid?'”
The answer, it seems, is that it’s pretty nice to be a kid at the Pink household.
"Willow does gymnastics and reads Harry Potter and is convinced she's going to Hogwarts when she's 11,” the mother of two explained.
"(My kids are) totally weird and joyful, and I'm loving every moment of it," Pink told People Magazine. "Even the hard days are a blessing."Pink , Willow Hart (2018), (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/NARAS)
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