Pink Says Therapy Is the Secret to Her Marriage to Carey Hart: 'Only Reason We're Still Together'
Pink and Carey Hart wed in 2006 and have two children together
The "Raise Your Glass" singer, 40, opened up on Friday in a candid Instagram Live chat with her therapist Vanessa Inn about her marriage to Hart, 44.
"I got a lot of s— for telling people that Carey and I have been in couples counseling with Vanessa," Pink said. "So I talk to Vanessa on my own and I also talk to Vanessa with Carey and for Carey and I. It's the only reason that we're still together because you know, I think partners after a long time, we just speak — I can't say it's a man and woman thing, I think it's a partner thing, a spouse thing — that you just speak two different languages."
"We just wouldn't because we are not taught as kids how to have relationships, how to get along with people," the singer added. "I mean, what's happening in our country right now is a perfect example of that. We don’t know how to love each other, we don’t know how to get along, we don't know how to communicate.”
The Grammy winner also shared that "intimacy" has been her biggest struggle in marriage.
"There’s a difference between connection — I think — and intimacy," she said. "And intimacy is the part that's hard for me. There was a moment in couple's counseling with Carey, I'll never forget, in the office I had been complaining about him for years about how he's just not present, he's not here, he doesn't get it, he's not hearing me emotionally, he's not even trying to understand my language."
"And you were like, 'OK, everybody shut up, stand up, put your hands on each other's hearts and just look into each other’s eyes,' " she told Inn.
"And this man that I had been saying won't show up for me, his feet were planted in that earth, his hand was on my heart and his eyes were looking into my soul and guess what I did? I started giggling and I looked away, and in that moment I realized that I was a little bit full of s—," Pink said. "I was the one here that was just talking and there have been many of those times."
In January, the couple commemorated their 14th wedding anniversary by each sharing sweet tributes on Instagram.
"We’ve been at this thing a long time, babe," Pink wrote. "It isn't perfect, but I’m grateful it's ours. I love our family. Thank you for walking in front of me, beside me, and right behind me at times. You're a real man, carey hart."
Hart, meanwhile said in his own post, "14 years married to this amazing woman. I'm so proud of the life that we have built together. Both of us came from broken homes, yet we made the choice to work hard at our relationship. And look at us now! Two misfits when we met, we have grown together and now have an amazing family."