Colorful Pink Talks Family, Breastfeeding & Tattoos on Australian TV
Pink has it all in the music biz. Now she’s keen on having a big family.
The pop superstar was all-charm in an exclusive interview for the “Sunday Night” show in Australia, a country where her powers are seemingly limitless.
In the chat with Marie Claire magazine editor Jackie Frank, Pink got teary when she opened-up on her family, and potential plans to extend her brood.
“I don’t know. I just like them so much,” she said to the suggestion of having more kids. “I don’t want to do the baby stuff five times, but the idea of like a holiday and five kids fighting and me sitting at the head of the table cracking up, pouring more wine, I just love that idea, and I love the idea of all the chaos. I figure if one kid moves away… I want to have a gay son. So I’ve got to keep trying until I get that going.”
Pink’s appearance on the free-to-air Seven network covered a lot of turf. She talked about breastfeeding (“I don’t shy away from anything”) when she discovered her own singing voice (at aged “two or three” she “would sing, rather than talk”), she discussed the positive influence of her father, and her tattoos (her favorite is “what goes around, comes around,” apparently).
When asked what she would do if her daughter Willow wanted ink of her own, Pink had this to say: “I got my tongue pierced and my first tattoo when I was 12. So I’m hoping for like 15, 16. I’m just going to tell her, nowadays, that it’s cooler not to. You’re cooler if you don’t do what everybody else is doing. And she’s going to listen and we’re going to best friends forever and we’re never going to argue, ever,” she said, as she broke-up with laugher.
And does Pink get nervous before going on stage? Nope. “I get focused. I go on like a pilot before he flies a plane, I imagine. There are so many things to check off in your head, for our show.”
Pink is on an extended visit to Australia as her 46-date “The Truth About Love” tour winds around the country. When the trek grinds to a halt in early Sept, she’ll have played to more than 500,000 and she’s again broken the venue record (18) for dates at Melbourne’s 15,000-plus capacity Rod Laver Arena. The cities of Sydney and Melbourne will have hosted Pink “pop-up” stores on this visit. And her latest album,” ‘The Truth About Love” (Sony) returned to the No. 1 spot on Sunday, marking its ninth non-consecutive week in the top chart position.
Pink has her own theory on why she connects so well with Australians. “There’s no bullshit,” she noted. “You don’t have to dig through the layers to get to the truth. It’s just like, fun-loving, really good sense of humor, outdoorsy, good taste, rad, tell-it-the-way-it-is, people.”