Pink has always been candid about her experience as a working mother. But behind the flashy costumes and theatrics on stage, Pink revealed that life on the road isn’t all glamour.
Pink Struggles While Touring With Her Children
“There have been many times when I have been sitting in the corner of arena bathrooms crying,” she told the outlet.
She also admitted that she sometimes experiences mom guilt during her hectic tour schedule.
“[I’ve said] to myself, “There’s a reason why women don’t do this, there’s a reason why moms don’t do this,” she said during the interview.
Pink originally started performing when she was just 16. Now, life on the road is quite different with her husband, Carey Hart, and their two children, Willow Sage, 8, and Jameson Moon, 2 ½.
“I just want to always make sure that I’m doing right by them. It’s not a simple puzzle anymore – it’s not just me,” she said.
As her children get older, she admitted that she needs to balance their interests and needs with performing, which can be challenging. Pink has previously stated that she would quit touring if that’s what her children wanted.
“The last couple of months, Willow was over it,” she said. “She wants to be home and do BMX and swim team and gymnastics and all the s— that an 8-year-old wants to do. So she was asking to go home, and that’s when I knew: From here on out, it changes.”
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.