Pink is on the cover of People's Beautiful Issue, sharing the honor with the two most important people in her life: her children.
The singer-songwriter poses for the cover issue with Willow Sage, 6, and Jameson Moon, 1.
In the issue, the Grammy-winning musician gets candid about parenting with husband Carey Hart, her upbringing, and raising her kids in a gender-neutral environment.
SO honored to be on the cover of #TheBeautifulIssue with my kiddos. Thanks @people! pic.twitter.com/3P7oKhahlU — P!nk (@Pink) April 18, 2018
Pink Discusses Parenting Styles
Pink, 38, may wear many hats, but nowadays, being a parent is one of her most significant ones. The actress admits that a very humbling experience for her is realizing that parenting means she never knows if what she's doing is working.
While her parents raised her and her siblings "free range" that resulted in a good childhood for the singer, Pink has a more attached parenting style with her own children, saying she believes in affection.
"I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know they can count on you, and that you'll be there," she explains and then adds that her parents didn't share the same beliefs, but she turned out fine anyway. The singer adds that she constantly tells her daughter that she's going to teach her the rules, so her kids will be aware of how and when to break it.
Most of all — after all, this is Pink — she's making sure Willow and Jameson know justice and fairness. More than just simply providing a gender-neutral environment, she says she believes in having no labels. For her, girls and boys should be able to do anything.
"So I have boys that flip dirt bikes and I have boy friends that wear dresses," she says. "It's all okay to me. It's whatever floats your boat. So that's the kind of house that we live in."
Pink On Her People Cover
Pink told Ellen DeGeneres that she laughed out loud when she found out she's invited to be the cover girl for People's Beautiful Issue.
DeGeneres then asked what she would tell her 13-year-old self about being the cover girl for a publication issue that's dedicated to beauty.
"I don't think my 13-year-old self would listen," she quips and then answers with her joy at how society is becoming more accepting of various types of beauty. "I love the way things are changing. I love that our perception of beauty has completely been knocked on its head ... It's all different shades, it's all different sizes. It means whatever it means to you."
The singer goes on to say that her sense of humor may be a big part of her character and her beauty.
"And on the other hand, it's a wonderful time that we're celebrating all different kinds of people," Pink concludes.