Pink opens up about the hard work that goes into marriage and motherhood
When it comes to celebrity moms, Pink is undoubtedly one of our favorites. She keeps things real, honest, and relatable in a way a lot of other celebrities don’t. She’s mom to Willow, 6, and Jameson, 9 months. She’s also been married to her husband Carey Hart for 11 years — and as she says herself, “No marriage is fucking perfect.”
That’s the thing about Pink — if you’re looking for a sugarcoated, picture perfect representation of celebrity life, you’re barking up the wrong tree. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Pink opens up about the ups and downs all marriages go through.
“There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock,” she says. “He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some. “And then I’ll look at him and go: ‘I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the shit you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again.”
That kind of back-and-forth of emotions and moods is just the reality of marriage with kids. As most of us know all too well, you tend to forget who you were before you became parents. And therefore forget about each other.
“Then two weeks later I’m like, things are going so good, you guys. Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year,” Pink says. “Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?” She takes a breath. “Monogamy is work! But you do the work and it’s good again.”
PREACH. There’s something about hearing someone who’s insanely talented, successful, and gorgeous vocalize the same feelings and struggles we all go through. Pink is inspiring AF.
Speaking of which, that wasn’t always the case. Aside from sharing some serious truth about marriage and motherhood, Pink opened up about her own troubled youth. She’s always been candid about her struggles with drugs and being a teenage runaway. Now she’s a married mom of two who says she no longer parties when she’s on tour, and prefers to hit up local parks and museums with her family and her crew.
“Other people’s parents wouldn’t let me come over when I was a kid,” she says. “I was the shithead. No one wanted their kid anywhere near me. I was the runaway, I was the fuck-up, I was the one that had the mouth, I was always in trouble. And now, moms are like: ‘I love that my daughter loves you.”
Anyone who’s followed Pink on social media during the last few years, or listened to her powerful speech encouraging self-acceptance at this year’s VMAs can verify she’s definitely someone we idolize ourselves — and feel good about our kids looking at her that way, too.
“How the world turns,” she says.
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