Pink Admits Being 'Terrified' About Parenthood (Just Like the Rest of Us)
byKaitlin StanfordJul 24, 2013
Photograph by Martin Karius/Rex / Rex USA
It's kind of hard to imagine Pink being scared of anything, since the raw, gutsy performer is known for her fearless persona and take-it-or-leave-it attitude.
But hey, parenthood can scare the crap out of anyone.
In a candid interview with GQ Australia, the singer opened up about her pre-baby fears ("I didn't want kids. I was terrified") and life with her 2-year-old tot Willow Sage (who's pretty "rad").
"She’s the coolest thing that has ever happened to me," Pink told the mag. "She’s really fucking cheeky and funny. She’s just totally rearranged my view on life and my outlook, in every way and shape possible. I’m still a little bit nuts and I still have a really good time, and I still am me. But I wake up and start the day with a cuddle and that is the best thing in the world."
The singer admits her initial hesitation to have kids was really due to her own rocky relationship with her mother as a teen. But after meeting husband Carey Hart, something in her changed.
"I had moments where I wanted a kid with Carey," she said. "You know—you first fall in love, and you’re like, 'We should have kids,' and then it went away. But he always wanted kids and then we did it, and now it’s like, 'F***, this is so rad.' It’s more important than anything we’ve done. Now I have someone to sing goofy-ass songs to all day and she likes it. She’s not judging me. She’s probably the only person who doesn’t judge me."
Ah, yes. Those judgement-free years with your kid can be pretty awesome. But just wait until those teenage years strike, Pink!