Pink: ‘Partying Naked’ Has Changed Since Becoming a Parent

07/12/2012 at 09:00 AM ET
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Motherhood hasn’t stopped Pink from living it up on a regular basis, but her ways of celebrating have indeed been altered.

Explaining that it’s “so much cooler” adding daughter Willow Sage to her and hubby Carey Hart‘s travel group, the pop singer, 32,told Philadelphia’s Q102 radio station on Wednesday, “We wake up and dance. [We] party naked in the hotel room.”

But she goes on to say that late nights with her little one in tow aren’t quite the same as the ones had when it was just with Hart, 36.

“It’s a different kind of partying,” Pink says, of what now consists of “diapers and underwear.”

Dropping her raging rituals included kicking her vices to the curb.

“It used to be whiskey, tears and cigarettes,” she says. “Now it’s [my baby’s] kind of tears, no cigarettes and the color of poop. Pure joy. I miss the whiskey, not the cigarettes.”

The “Raise Your Glass” singer’s new upbeat, healthier outlook on life will be reflected in her new album, The Truth About Love, slated to drop in September.

“I do a lot of dancing now with [Willow] and I’m just happier,” she says. “This album is a lot of rock and roll but it reflects that there’s a dance party in our house … Your career goes up and down, but … at the end of the day, if I didn’t do another thing, I’m blessed. I like myself more than I used to.”

– Dahvi Shira

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Angi on

I absolutely love Pink! Always have… but motherhood has made her even more awesome! So glad things worked out with her and Carey… they now have a beautiful family!!!

Hea on

Good for you, Pink. :-)

ellen on

I just love Pink. Her comments always make me smile. I like how she is candid and open but not overly so. She seems like a great mom.

Anonymous on

LOVE Pink!!!

janet on

What a beautiful baby girl! You have it all right there in your arms. You go girl. You have found what is more important in life. Not partying..Family and LOVE … Yeah!

christa on

Pink really loves motherhood.

guest123 on

I loved reading this just now..sometimes having a baby, really gives you this great life lesson in learning to value yourself as a woman and a human being too!

Karen on

For some women, being a good mom just comes naturally. She’s one of those women!

DebbieLG on

I know it’s already been said but I LOVE Pink!!! So glad she’s happy. Looking forward to the new release.

Cass on

I don’t see why having drinks once in a while can’t be done when you have a baby? I will be…just get my parents to watch the babe that night. It will be far fewer drinks than I used to have and it will happen far less than it used to (I’m expecting in Sept) but I still plan to have some “adult” nights with friends. Good for her though. Right now I really miss my red wine :( Can’t wait to have that glass once baby is here!! :)

Fan on

I LOVE her! This seems very natural to Pink too. We need more women like like her!

Stacy on

They are such a cute family :)

notsosure on

Cutest baby EVER!

Zachary Shook on

I quit smoking and drinking when my daughter was born. I commend her. As a parent, you dual responsibility as a role model for your children, too. It’s a nice step forward for her, if she means what she said. I’d be a proud man beside her.

Leslee on

Pink is still nursing her baby, hence the skipping of whiskey. I don’t think one drink is an issue but partying hard with whiskey is not the best idea when nursing. Wise choice on her part, glad to see how much she feels fulfilled with being a family.

CC on

Cass- I don’t think she is saying you can’t drink, she just doesn’t cause she is still breastfeeding. I’m sure once she is done she will partake in a drink or two. She seems to be a great mom:)

4coconuttymonkeys on

HA! I love that! I miss the whiskey, as well. ;o)

She seems so grounded and throughly in love with that little girl and her husband. I love how down to earth but passionate she is about everything.

Kat on

Parenthood sure does change the way you see things. She does seem so much happier and comfortable with herself. :)

JMO on

I love P!nk. Always have always will. She’s real. Not some phony person trying to be someone else. Willow is so adorable too!

JustMe on

Count me in – love Pink and her attitude towards motherhood. I think she should call her next album “The Color of Poop!”

Tam on

Cass…you are not ready for parenthood obviously. It is like you see the child as an inconvenience to your partying ways. Get real….it is time to move on to more responsibility. Think of your child and get over yourself.

Sammie on

I love PINK! She’s a real woman, with real issues who talks like a normal person. She’s a breath of fresh air in the Hollywood scene!

ecl on

I agree with Cass. No harm in drinking responsibly or having nights away sometimes. But I am so sick of all these women who are constantly going on about their dance parties. When did that become the catch phrase for “I am so fun and spontaneous!” Now that everyone says it, it just sounds generic. That said, I do really like Pink.

Jaylynn on

Pink is awesome. I remember hearing her in an interview saying how she used to be pegged as the out of control, wild child compared to Brittany, Xtina, etc. Now, she is still a rockin’ chick and probably the best mom of the bunch.

Rock on mama!

Victoria on

Pink still breastfeeds her baby. That’s why she can’t drink.

Nancy on

I love the way she loves her baby girl! I think motherhood changed Pink & people like Nicole Richie for the better!

Amy on

It’s so refreshing to hear about an adult mom kicking her vices and acting like an adult mom. I love Pink and I love her even more now that she’s a mommy! And is that baby not the cutest little thing ever?!?!?

kash on

There is absolutely 100% no reason to completely abstain from alcohol while nursing! I’m nursing my second baby who is only a few weeks younger than Willow and while I certainly don’t get hammered these days, I do not deny myself a drink with dinner or after the kids are in bed. You can Google La Leche League’s stance on the matter if you want.

Anonymous on

Jaylynn- I agree completely! It’s amazing to think that out of all her peers, Pink is the one who seems to have settled down the most since having a kid (although Britney seems to be doing pretty good these days, too!)!

Just goes to show that you can’t always tell what type of parent someone will be by how they behaved pre-pregnancy!

Nannyto1 on

Love her!!

jsp81355 on

I love Pink. She’s like a breath of fresh air in a stodgy world. I am so happy that she and her husband worked things out and that they now have a beautiful family. Keep on rockin’, Pink, and I’ll keep dancing.

Lisa B on

I agree that it is OK to have a glass of wine with dinner on occasion while nursing. I nursed for 8 months, steered clear of beer and mixed drinks, and if I had any doubt in my mind that I was safe for my daughter, I pumped and threw it out. She was on formula as well, anyway.

A date night or an evening with friends and cocktails every couple of weeks doesn’t have to be taboo. It’s good for your sanity. Just be responsible and don’t binge!!

Jillian on

Lisa B, I agree. My doctor said it is perfectly fine to do so and safe. Did I do it every day….No. It was few and far between that I did. My husband and I made an agreement before we had children, one of us would always remain sober when around the children, even at home. And when the children are around drinking is fine but getting hammered, is not acceptable. Someone needs to be able to take over if there is an emergency or if the children need something. My cousins friends have parties with all of their babies and all of the parents get drunk and they walk home. I have a hard time with this. I don’t want my children to not be able to have a conversation with their parents.

NJ

Emily on

Tam… Calm down. You can have a couple of drinks and still be a good parent.

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