Pink opens up about the trials of parenting: “You never know if anything you’re doing is working”

By: Meaghan Wray

In the spotlight, she’s Pink – a musical superstar who racks up GRAMMYs and belts out number-one hits while performing acrobatics. But off stage, she’s just Alecia Moore , a mother of two adorable kids with husband Carey Hart who’s just taking life as it comes like everyone else. This month, the musician graces the cover of People’s Beautiful Issue, sided by her partners-in-crime, her 6-year-old daughter Willow Sage and son Jameson Moon, 15 months.

Despite being a celebrity, the parenting experience defies fame and fortune, even for the Pennsylvania native. “The thing about parenting is you never know if anything you’re doing is working,” she opened up to People. “That’s been the most humbling thing for me. In my head, I sound amazing and then I turn around and her eyes are completely glazed over.”

Even though children may not always listen, it’s certain that Pink’s actions speak louder than words. “I believe in affection. I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know they can count on you, and that you’ll be there,” she gushed the glossy. “I always tell Willow, ‘I’m going to teach you the rules so that you’ll know how and when to break them.’”

The “What About Us” singer, 38, told Ellen DeGeneres that when she first found out about her big cover moment, she “laughed out loud.” Appearing on The Ellen Show on Wednesday (April 18), Pink joked, “I feel more beautiful and I’ve decided that for the whole week that the magazine is out no one is allowed to look me directly in my eyes.” It’s clear that after all these years in the limelight, the star hasn’t lost an ounce of her charisma and sense of humour.

And while the musical talent has enough awards under her belt to warrant the cover, she admitted that maybe her kids had something to do with it. “I think, honestly, it was Jameson and Willow that secured that deal for me. I’m wondering if in 20 years if Jameson’s gonna be upset about his first cover. I mean, it’s pretty good,” she laughed, imitating her son’s goofy pose.

Jokes aside, it’s no secret that Pink is doing a lot to raise her children in the most positive environment possible: “I feel like the gender-neutral is in itself a label and I’m label-less. I don’t like labels at all, so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything… And I believe a boy can do anything. It’s whatever floats your boat. That’s the kind of house we live in.” And that’s the kind of message we can get behind!

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