Pink has been treating fans to adorable photos and videos of her adventures with her little ones, who joined the 38-year-old on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour - but it isn't always fun and games. The "What About Us" singer opened up to Reese Witherspoon about the challenges of touring with your family as part of the actress's new "Shine On with Reese" series.
"Going on tour with children is really tricky. It’s exhausting!" Pink admitted of hitting the road with seven-year-old Willow and one-year-old Jameson. "It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But I’m very very fortunate that I get to bring my kids with me and that I kind of get to integrate them into my life."
And despite how hectic things can be, the GRAMMY winner also revealed how amazing it's been to "watch those wheels turn" in Willow's head. She recounted a few sweet anecdotes, including one when she asked her daughter about her favourite tour stop.
"She said, 'I think it was Berlin.' And I said, 'Why?' And she said, 'Because there was a wall and people were separated and there was a war and people were killed. And now everybody’s together and there’s no more wall and there’s no more war. And that means everything that’s bad can be good again.'
And it's just in this six-year-old little voice! I'm just listening to her and I'm like, 'you're amazing and you're totally right - everything that's bad can be good again."
The Big Little Lies star also shared a cute story about her own daughter Ava Phillipe, now 18, when she was Willow's age. After Pink's "Stupid Girls" came out, Ava wrote the singer a letter in appreciation of the song, which criticized women dumbing themselves down. Though the song was written before Pink had a daughter of her own, the two moms commiserated over the fact that this still happens among girls.
Cue: Reese's new series. “I’m doing a show highlighting powerful, ambitious women in different fields,” she says in the opening credits. This includes singers Dolly Parton and Pink as well as Hollywood heavyweight Ava DuVernay. Pink has long been a vocal advocate for women's equality and human rights. She famously dedicated her powerful VMA Video Vanguard Award acceptance speech to her little girl, who she said suffered thinking she wasn't pretty enough.
"When people make fun of me, that's what they use. They say I look like a boy or I'm too masculine or I have too many opinions, or my body is too strong,” she said, before speaking directly to Willow. "So baby girl, we don't change. We take the gravel and a shell, and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty."