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Pink on Motherhood: "My Whole Life Made Sense for the First Time"

PinkLiving well is definitely the best revenge!

“[I’ve] had people tell me from day one, ‘You’re never going to get magazine covers because you’re not pretty enough,'” says Pink…who just happens to be the cover subject of this month’s REDBOOK.

Fortunately, she rose above the criticism and naysaying, thanks to her self-assurance and musical brilliance. “I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny, and I’m a good person,” she says.

But it wasn’t until she became a mother to daughter Willow that things really clicked into place for Pink. “That first night in the hospital, she was having a complete breakdown, and Carey [Hart, her husband] was out of it,” she explains. “But this nurse came in and she helped me through the whole thing. We sat up and talked all night with my baby in my arms, and it was like my whole life made sense for the first time, ever.”

Pink is an unconventional beauty, and she’s just fine with that. For her, feeling beautiful is “when I’m sitting on a mat and my daughter runs up to me with complete joy,” she says. “Beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal – to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and in love.”

For more from Pink, go to www.redbookmag.com/pink and pick up the March issue of REDBOOK, on newsstands February 12.

[Photo: Andrew Macpherson for REDBOOK]

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