One of the many reasons Pink is so popular is that she’s relatable, refreshingly real, and she always comes across as incredibly honest, even if that doesn’t work to her advantage. Her new interview with Redbook is the perfect example of that.
Speaking with the publication, the pop star touches upon personal topics like motherhood, her marriage to Carey Hart, femininity, body image, beauty and health.
She insists health is more important than beauty and, somehow, you know she’s speaking the truth and not just saying that to pay lip service to one of celebrities’ favorite issues these days.
“Well, I was always considered butch. Feeling beautiful to me is when I feel good in my leather pants and my husband grabs my [backside],” Pink says.
Feeling beautiful also means feeling happy.
“Or when I’m sitting on a mat and my daughter runs to me with complete joy. Beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal — to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and intelligent and in love. It’s about joy. And there’s such joy now,” she explains.
Come to think of it, she was told that she was not pretty enough too many times, not to know that looks aren’t everything in life.
“‘A girl like me’ is someone who doesn’t rest on her looks, who has had people tell me from day one, ‘You’re never going to get magazine covers because you’re not pretty enough.’ I’m totally comfortable with that. I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny, and I’m a good person,” she says.
In the same interview, Pink talks about how she convinced Carey to get back together after being separated for months, right before they signed the divorce papers.
It’s a touching story which, as you’d expect from Pink, involves a terribly romantic and sweet gesture, with naughty lingerie and sassiness. See here for the full interview.