“Willow and I had a really teary conversation about this tour because she has needs now,” the mom-of-two said.
Pink recently opened up about a "really teary" conversation she had with her daughter. The Never Gonna Not Dance Again singer, 43, shares son Jameson, 6, and daughter Willow Sage, 11, with husband Carey Hart. Pink spoke to Drew Barrymore on The Drew Barrymore Show about parenting and her daughter and her missing each other during her upcoming tours.
“Willow and I had a really teary conversation,” Pink started off before asking her her daughter in the crowd, “Is it OK if I talk about you?”
Seeming to get Willow’s blessing, she continued sharing her story. “Willow and I had a really teary conversation about this tour because she has needs now,” she said.
“Willow and I talk about almost everything — we have a great relationship, and I told her, I said, ‘I know you have things that you want to do',” Pink continued. While her career means a lot to her she said she'd drop it for her kids. She assured Willow "that doesn’t mean that it means more than your childhood, or what you mean to me. I’ll walk away tomorrow. If that’s what you want, I’ll walk away tomorrow," she said, recalling her heartfelt words to her only daughter. "'But this time, it means that we’re going to have to miss each other a little bit occasionally.' And I’ve never been away from them.”
The singer also previously opened up about how working in the music industry impacted her desire to have children. "Everyone told me, 'If you have children right now, your career's over,' " the musician told Zane Lowe for Apple Music. It was implied that there wasn't more to the singer than the sides she showed in her music.
"Obviously, we're all much more complex than any of that, but when I had a child, I think it softened me to the world, the part that didn't understand me," the So What singer explained. "And I think that's when my career began, really. I mean, I did a lot of stuff before that, but really, truly, I think it's when I started to really understand myself and understand the world and my place in it," she added.
Pink also reflected on her own complicated upbringing and how it affected her raising her kids. "Having a family was really important to me because my family life was screwed as a kid, and I'm super affectionate and cuddly and goofy. Just doing music wasn't enough for me," she admitted.
The singer also spoke to TODAY on February 21 saying raising a family was what made her feel complete and it was more important than fame. “It felt like I’ve had a record deal since I was 16. And I was 30 and I wanted completion. And for me, that meant I wanted a family. I really wanted to have a family and people to walk through this world with. And for me, it’s not for everybody, but, for me, it’s easily the best decision I’ve ever made,” she said.
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