It’s no secret that Pink and Carey Hart are some of the coolest parents in Hollywood. It appears their oldest has adopted the family’s flair for cool.
Willow Sage may be just 8 years old, but she’s been living the rock star lifestyle. She’s hit the road with her mom on quite a few dates of her world tour, getting to play to her heart’s content in some of the coolest venues out there. Now Willow’s got a new haircut that makes her look an awful lot like her famous 40-year-old mom.
Carey took to Instagram to share a photo of Willow as she was getting her hair done.
“Loving my punk rock daughter,” wrote the 44-year-old dad of two.
“Remember everyone, fly your own flag. There is no box to be put in. It’s better to be your own self. Own it, and love it. And if anyone has a problem with it, tell them (politely) to move on.”
Carey Hart and Pink are raising some pretty wonderful kids. The 44-year-old former motocross star and the 40-year-old singer are parents to 8-year-old Willow Sage and 2½-year-old Jameson Moon.
Both Pink and Carey are really hands-on parents. That means a lot of posts about their kids and, by the nature of celebrity, a lot of controversy about their parenting decisions. Pink and Carey have gone toe-to-toe with the “parenting police” many times.
Carey recently shared a photo of Willow, and she’s looking more and more like her mom every day. The 8-year-old was mid-haircut and sporting a half-shaved head. She looked like a total rock star.
“Loving my punk rock daughter,” Carey captioned the photo. He also shared an important message about individuality. “Remember everyone, fly your own flag. There is no box to be put in.”
Carey continued to speak on the matter, adding, “It’s better to be your own self. Own it, and love it.” He also had a solution for the naysayers. “And if anyone has a problem with it, tell them (politely) to move on.”
Carey’s clearly going through a lot of feelings watching his daughter grow up. “Can’t wait to see the woman you grow up to be. I have a feeling you are gonna be strong, fierce, companionate, and caring. I’m so proud of you, Willow,” he concluded.
This isn’t the first time that Willow did something cool with her hair. Both Pink and Carey posted photos of Willow dying her hair in response to criticism of Jessica Simpson for letting her 7-year-old daughter, Maxi, dye the tips of her hair.
Pink has spoken publicly about Willow’s struggles with self-esteem. When Pink accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2017, she talked about a conversation with Willow that made her prioritize teaching her daughter about all types of beauty.
“I know I don’t have a lot of time, but if I may tell you a quick story,” Pink said in her speech. “Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Mama?’ I said, ‘Yes, baby?’ She said, ‘I’m the ugliest girl I know.’”
“And I said, ‘Huh?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to, ‘Oh my god, you’re 6. Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s ass, like what?’” Pink continued.
Pink then talked about going home and making her daughter a PowerPoint presentation of “androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on, and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us.”
She even told her daughter about the criticisms that were leveled at her for being too masculine or too strong or too opinionated. “And I said to her, ‘Do you see me growing my hair?’ She said, ‘No, mama.’ I said, ‘Do you see me changing my body?’ ‘No, mama,’” she explained.
“‘Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?’ ‘No, mama.’ ‘Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?’ ‘Yes, Mama.’” she said to an eruption of cheers. “‘OK! So, baby girl, we don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty.’”
Pink and Carey are doing an awesome job as parents to raise Willow as a self-assured and confident child. They’ll surely do just as good of a job with Jameson as he grows up. They’re setting an awesome example for parents who are trying to raise their kids without everyone’s input and criticism, and they get well-earned props for it.