Punk rockin’ pop star Pink is gearing up for the release of her new album “The Truth About Love,” and hitting the promo trail to let the world know what she’s been up to lately as well as what to expect from her new album.
Pink is also gracing the cover of the upcoming June issue of Glamour Magazine, and she recently sat down with the publication to talk motherhood, her early days in the music industry, and why her relationship with husband Carey Hart will never be “all good.”
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
GLAMOUR: Let’s talk about your early days, when you were on the road with *NSYNC and 98 Degrees. How wild did that get?
PINK: “It was Beatlemania for those boys. I got in trouble for toilet-papering 98 Degrees’ bus.”
Did you get along with Justin and the guys?
“Joey Fatone was in love with me. He took me to Friendly’s on a date, and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart. He asked my dad’s permission.”
I hear you’ve got some mama-bear claws that work for things like bad energy.
“Somebody asked Carey how I’ve changed since I had Willow, and he said my claws have sharpened. They got longer too.”
After all the breakups and separations, is it hard to accept that things are goodwith Carey?
“Accept that it’s good? Are things ever good? I don’t believe that exists. Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. We’re good because we communicate and we’ve grown up together, not because we don’t fight.”
What’s the last thing you fought about?
“[She yells to the next room.] Carey! What was the last thing we fought about? Oh, I know! You not getting me flowers and being a douchebag. That was it.”
Flowers? Really? A bada** like you wanted flowers?
“He needed to get me flowers after I had a big show. Hear that, Carey? I’m throwing you to 17 million wolves [Glamour readers] right now, buddy.”
Ok, Mama Bear. Every new parent has bad days. What was your worst so far?
“When I was at iHeartRadio [music festival] in Vegas. Carey was at a truck race or something. Willow and I were at the pool, and I was taking her to nap time. She was walking just a foot in front of me. And she trips and falls and gets a concussion. She passed out. Cut to an ambulance and fire truck. And a CAT scan. She was about a year old. That was the worst day of my life. And what do they say? “Kids fall.” Welcome to parenthood. I thought, I can’t handle this. I’m fitting her for a bubble.”
It’s surprising to hear you talking about fear, because your persona is so fearless.
“Every time she bounces on the bed, I see stitches. Being a parent is a Jedi mind f–k. It’s also the raddest thing ever.”
You know, you cuss a lot. How do you deal around her? Are you worried?
“Willow said, “F–kin’ hi,” the other day. I’m like, “F–k!”
So the goal here is not to cuss, right?
“Yes. We’re gonna get a jar. Have to.”
Pink and Carey seem to have finally gotten it right and figured out what works best for them. Hit the flip to her Pink clap back at male double standards and admit to being a “reformed” slorebag.
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