When it comes to being a badass, Pink need not try. She’s a literal pop star, a champion of body positivity and a mom to two rad children. It’s no wonder, then, that People magazine would want to extract some of her life wisdom in its latest “Beautiful Issue.”
— People (@people) April 18, 2018
Sure, the cover teases the usual celebrity drama (most notably Khloé Kardashian’s potential relationship fallout with alleged cheater Tristan Thompson), but there, right in the spotlight, is actually a happy family and a mom who wants to raise her children to be strong. And if you can believe it, things get even better when you read what’s inside.
Pink, who’s never been shy about raising her kids to be independent and fierce like her, shared with the magazine that she and her husband, Carey Hart, are more determined than ever to create a loving home environment.
“I believe in affection,” she said. “I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know that they can count on you and that you’ll be there… I always tell Willow, ‘I’m going to teach you the rules so that you’ll know how and when to break them.'”
She added that when she was growing up, her parents were more detached than she is as a parent — and ran a more “free-range” household. While Pink said she “worked out okay,” she’s also determined to always be there for her kids and make sure they feel safe — especially in today’s uncertain political climate.
“I have so many worries and fears as a parent. I’m such a worrier,” she said. “They’re going to be fine. They chose this family. They know what they’re doing. But the world, I don’t know if the world’s going to be fine, and so I pray a lot. I cry a lot. I talk to them a lot. I hope a lot. I curse a lot.”
Welcome to the club.
Though it’s easy to feel discouraged when the current administration is undercutting civil rights, Pink and Hart are teaching their children that it’s OK to explore their gender identities. In their household, she said, labels need not apply.
“I don’t like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything… And I believe that a boy can do anything. So, I have boys that flip dirt bikes and I have boy friends that wear dresses,” she said. “It’s all okay to me. It’s whatever floats your boat. So, that’s the kind of house that we live in.”
Hey, Pink, mind adopting us too?