Pink's Badass Guide to Conquering Life, Love & Everything in Between
Whether it's dropping truth bombs or offering words of encouragement, the star is chock full of life advice
TAKE TIME WHEN YOU NEED IT
When Pink fell ill just before her Montreal concert, she knew she needed to do what was best for her: postpone the event.
“Our entire family has been battling this awful virus/flu for two weeks now, and I have battled my way through these shows because postponing sucks,” she wrote on Twitter, apologizing to her fans. “I’m really sorry and know that I have done everything I could to avoid this." Luckily, her fans understood: Sometimes, self care is necessary.
BUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO PUSH THROUGH
To that same point, just as important as knowing when to bow out is knowing when to keep going. When Pink fell ill before the 2018 Super Bowl, she still managed to perform — and received a standing ovation.
“I am beyond proud of this woman," husband Carey Hart wrote on Instagram following her performance. "The roller coaster that she went through this last week with getting sick and losing her voice would have broke any ordinary person."
USE YOUR CONNECTIONS
When you're a celeb, there's no shame in using your star power to treat those you love the most. And for Pink, that came in the form of arranging a meeting between her daughter, Willow, and Willow's favorite singer, Rihanna.
“Willz has been a fan of @badgalriri for a long time, and mama got an intro for her," Pink wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the trio at the Grammys. "Major mom points tonight.”
DON'T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF
Pink is always ready to dole out some realness, and that's something people love about her. One mom came up to tell her that in the grocery store — and the two even shed a tear together.
“A really sweet Mama came up 2me tonight at the grocery store and told me some nice words about how she gets strength from my parenting cause I’m not afraid to f— up in public,” Pink wrote on Twitter. “We cried together. It’s so hard.”
She used the moment to remind that woman, as well as the rest of her fans, that sometimes, you need to cut yourself some slack.
She added: "I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break.”
ONLY DATE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT YOU RIGHT
Willow may only be six years old, but she's already asking questions about boys and dating — and Pink is sure to steer her on a path of self-respect when it comes to relationships.
“They have to kind, respectful. They have to be chivalrous, they have to be good to their moms,” Pink told Cosmopolitan of what advice she gave to her daughter. “They have to be good looking, they have to be funny.”
EMBRACE THE WEIRD
Pink has never been one to blend in with the crowd, and she encourages Willow to do the same.
“[A] very important thing I tell my daughter is it’s very fun to be weird and it’s very boring to be normal,” Pink told Cosmopolitan. “I have a rule with Willow that we don’t say mean things and we don’t say things we don’t mean.”
SPEAK THE TRUTH — AND CLEAR UP LIES
Good luck to those trying to stir up drama in Pink's life — especially where there is none. Twitter speculated that there was a feud between her and Christina Aguilera after viewers thought they saw Pink cringing during Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute performance. But it didn't take Pink long to clap back at these rumor-spreaders, tweeting: "Waking up to see a newly created riff between myself and another incredible woman, Christina, who took on an incredible feat, who I support fully, makes me so sad. You all perpetuate keeping women apart b/c you're afraid of the power we have when we get together."
Pink doesn't lie — even when the truth is a little messy. She got candid about her relationship with husband Carey Hart in an interview with The Guardian, confessing that there are times when she doesn't like him at all.
“There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some,” she said. “And then I’ll look at him and go: ‘I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the s— you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again."