Chances are your life isn't that similar to Pink's. While she's selling out arenas on a world tour, your idea of success might be getting dinner into the oven on time, or making it through the day without yelling at a customer. But one thing you might have in common with the Grammy-winning artist is figuring out how to do it all on top of raising kids. In a new short documentary film out Oct. 13, Pink got real about work-life balance, because even if you're rich and famous, having two jobs is rough. Especially when at least one of them is super important.
The film, On the Record: P!nk — Beautiful Trauma, offers fans a glimpse at the star's life off-stage. "I would like to put everything I am and everything I have into everything that I do," she says in a sneak peak obtained by People:
Pink is married to retired motorcycle racer Carey Hart, and the couple has two children; Willow, 6, and Jameson, 8 months.
True, she can probably afford better child care and vacations than a lot of working moms, but her career comes with its own pitfalls: "It's rehearsals and it's putting on shows and then your 6-year-old has surf camp and your 8-year-old has a vaccination and then your album's out." When an off-camera voice corrects her — Jameson is 8 months old — she responds, "I said 8-year-old? Ah, sh*t." Dude, she was literally just talking about how busy and frantic her life is, and you're gonna nitpick over that?
But the slip-up illustrates the most important point: if you're a working mom, you're not going to get everything right all the time. You'll call your kid by the wrong name, miss a doctor's appointment, or show up to work with Cheerios stuck to your shirt. It happens to every working mom, even the rich and famous. And Pink's not the only one who's opened up about the struggle to have it all.
Biel, mom to Silas Timberlake, age 2, appeared on Live with Kelly & Ryan in August to promote her USA miniseries, The Sinner (unrelated: it's really good; binge it this weekend). "It's hard, trying to find a balance between work and family and just being an independent human," Biel told Ryan Seacrest and guest host Busy Philipps, according to People:
"I don't try to sugarcoat things," the actress and single mom told Marie Claire in a 2016 interview.
There is nothing wrong with being OK! She continued: "As a woman, and as a working mom trying to get things done, you find yourself meeting adversity a lot, but you never talk about it because you don't want to bring attention to it. You don't want to go there."
Raising Nahla Ariela, 9, and Maceo-Robert, 3, while also being a movie star isn't easy, Berry told People in July:
"Being a working mom is an incredible challenge," the Avengers star told Entertainment Tonight:
How does the Scandal star balance her work with raising Isabelle, 3, and Caleb, 7 months? Positive self talk, Olivia Pope-style:
Washington told Net-A-Porter in May. "I can be covered in spit-up on a conference call while I'm pumping and that's OK, because this is my perfect. It may not be somebody else's, but this is mine."
Speaking with People last year, the American Crime star acknowledged her privilege, then made all working moms feel a little better about themselves:
Yes, you're going to screw up, too. so try to be like Huffman, and embrace it: "Sometimes I think, 'I'm failing as both a mother and an actress.' But I do what I can to stumble forward joyously."
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