Since the beginning of her career, Pink has been an open book. She has never had a problem with admitting what goes on in her life. When Pink released her deeply personal 2008 album Funhouse, she openly discussed her tough split with husband Carey Hart. It resonated with listeners who had been through similar romance woes. Pink invited Carey to appear in a music video for a song that hadn’t been disclosed to him. He walked onto the set of “So What.” The song, which many believed was Pink’s declaration of independence, was actually the first step in bringing the two back together after their separation.
Fast-forward 11 years, and you’ll see that Pink and Carey are stronger than ever. They’ve worked hard at defining the parameters of their relationship. They got through those hard times and have enjoyed smooth sailing since. They now share two beautiful children and one of the most envied marriages in Hollywood — and they honored that love with cute Instagram posts in honor of their recent wedding anniversary.
Pink and Carey Hart have a perfectly imperfect love story. The two first met at the Summer X Games in 2001 in Philadelphia.
They started dating after about a year of knowing each other. Pink invited Carey to appear in her video for “Just Like a Pill.” He initially declined, but when she mentioned she’d have to find another guy to feel up in the video, Carey changed his tune.
After two years of dating, Pink and Carey broke up briefly in 2003. They were publicly back together a year later.
In 2005, Pink was ready to take the next step. In true bada** fashion, she proposed to Carey while he was in the middle of a race. She held up a pit board that read “Will u marry me? Serious!”
Carey accepted, and Pink urged him to get back on the track. “Well, get your a** back on the track. I don’t marry losers,” he recalls her saying.
Pink and Carey finally tied the knot in 2006 in Costa Rica. That year, Pink released her fourth album, I’m Not Dead. It was her most successful album since 2002.
Things seemed to be going well for the couple in the two years after they married. Like other couples in Hollywood, they were plagued by rumors of cheating and breakups, but they largely ignored it.
But then, Pink and Carey announced their split in 2008.
In a statement on her website, Pink wrote, “The most important thing for you all to know is that Carey and I love each other so so much. This breakup is not about cheating, anger, or fighting. I know it sounds like cliché bullsh*t, but we are best friends, and we will continue to be.”
Pink worked hard to bring them back together. She blamed their hectic schedules for keeping them apart and leaving them with too little time to work through the issues that arise in any marriage. Then came the “So What” music video and a final effort to work things out on New Year’s Eve in Vegas.
Once they were back together, there was no turning back for Pink and Carey. Two years after they reconciled, Pink announced she was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Willow Sage was born on June 2, 2011.
It’s clear that becoming parents brought the couple closer together. In an interview with Essential Baby a few months after Willow was born, Pink said this of how their dynamic changed: “It’s less about us, which is good, because we’re both so self-obsessed. We fight nicer, we talk more.”
Next came a little boy. Pink and Carey welcomed son Jameson Moon on December 26, 2016.
The family of four has had a wild year. They’ve been traveling the world together, as Pink is in the midst of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour, which ends this fall.
To celebrate their anniversary, Carey and Pink posted the same picture. While Pink’s post simply stated “Lucky 13,” Carey had a more heartfelt caption.
“Can’t believe it’s our 13th wedding anniversary,” he wrote. “Who would have thought two misfits like us could pull it off!!! I’m very grateful for you, baby. We have created an amazing life and family together. I love you. #17YearsStrong.”
Congrats are definitely in order for the happy couple and their beautiful family!