Some moms dreamed of the children they’d someday have when they were children themselves. Maybe others never really gave it much thought until they were adults, or found the right partner, or settled into the right phase of life. When a mom admits she wasn’t sure she ever really wanted to become a mom, the topic can be taboo—luckily, Pink is speaking for all moms who maybe weren’t always sure they wanted to go down the road of motherhood.
In an interview promoting her new documentary, All I Know So Far, Pink sat down with Carson Daly on the TODAY show and shared her journey to becoming mom to Willow, 9, and Jameson, 4.
“I didn’t really want to be a mom. I didn’t not not want to be a mom. But it just wasn’t sort of on my list of to-do’s,” Pink said.
It may be hard to imagine, since her kids are such an enormous part of her public and private lives. She’s dueted with her daughter, Willow, twice now—most recently in “Cover Me In Sunshine.” She brought her kids and husband Cary Hart on her world tour back in 2019. We witness her earnest, emotional, and hilarious motherhood moments on social media all the time.
Just because she’s an awesome mom doesn’t mean it’s something she always aspired to—and many women out there can likely relate. Her perspective changed radically, as it is wont to do, when she welcomed Willow into the world.
“I had Willow and, man, that saying of ‘watching your heart go walking outside of your body.’ It’s truly how it feels,” she said.
And even though they have a world-renowned singer/acrobat/all-around rockstar mom, Pink says she tries to keep them grounded.
“Their normal is different: We go on tour and have a ball pit in Mommy’s dressing room. But they are normal kids. Jameson wants to be an astronaut,” she explained. “Willow does gymnastics and reads Harry Potter and is convinced she’s going to Hogwarts when she’s 11, and I don’t have the heart to tell her that she’s not.”
What inspired her to make the documentary is truly profound, and rooted in the childhood trauma many of us endure and have to process as adults.
“I made the documentary because as kids we create this narrative about our parents, and how our childhood was and how hard we had it,” Pink said. “I was like, ‘Well if I make this documentary, then they can see how loved they are and clothed and fed, and how I rearranged the cells of my being to be there for them.'”
We can’t wait to watch it, and we love watching Pink and her family live life their way. Rock on, mama.