Pink is Glamour magazine's June cover girl, and she rocks the cover in a sexy Donna Karen dress and briefs paired with Graziela Gems earrings. The 33-year-old singer opened up about her daughter, 2-year-old Willow Sage, with her husband motocross racer Carey Hart.
“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,” Pink tells Glamour magazine, admitting that her fearless persona has changed since becoming a mom.
One thing that hasn’t changed? Her language!
“Willow said, 'F**kin’ hi,' the other day. I’m like, 'F**k!'" said Pink, admitting that she may have to start putting a quarter in the swear jar to curb her cussing.
“Yes. We’re gonna get a jar. Have to,” she said.
Pink's worst parenting day ever...
Pink said her worst parenting day ever was when Willow got a concussion. “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,” Pink recalls to Glamour. “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.”
She admits that her “mama-bear” claws are in full force more than ever now that she is a mom.
“Somebody asked Carey how I’ve changed since I had Willow, and he said my claws have sharpened. They got longer too,” she said.
Speaking of her husband Carey, the couple went through a rough patch but are now back together and happier than ever. Can she accept that things between them are all good?
“Accept that it’s good? Are things ever good? I don’t believe that exists," she said. "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.”
And what was their last fight about?
“Carey! What was the last thing we fought about?” she yelled to Carey who was in the next room. “Oh, I know! You not getting me flowers and being a douchebag. That was it.”
Pink's punk rock past
Growing up Alecia Moore in Pennsylvania, Pink admits that her family life wasn’t always perfect, as she would often start singing to distract her parents from fighting.
“I sang 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and 'Hero' by Mariah. And 'Oh Father' by Madonna. That was my first win at a talent show. A lot of Annie too,” she said.
Pink’s newest album seems to have a theme, with songs like “Slut Like You” and “Walk of Shame.”
“Oh, yeah. I’m a reformed slut,” she said. “It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the idea that] 'OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.'"
The meaning of her daughter's name
“I love the idea that a willow tree cannot be snapped or broken,” Pink explains of her daughter’s name Willow Sage. “And we burn sage all the time. It clears bad energy.”
For more, check out the June issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands nationwide now.
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