A star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame is seen as the pinnacle of achievement by some. The biggest names in the entertainment industry of the past hundred years are immortalized in these five-pointed emblems of stardom along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. For visitors to Los Angeles, the Walk Of Fame is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
The latest celebrity to be honored by the Walk Of Fame? Bad-girl turned great-mom, pop singer Pink. The songstress (whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore) received her star on Tuesday afternoon - and she didn't celebrate alone.
Pink posed for her photographs alongside her long-time husband, motorcycle star Casey Hart, and her two adorable kids. Also in attendance was talk-show superstar, Ellen DeGeneres. Pink looked absolutely radiant and thrilled by the honor, although she joked with press that her kids were a little less enthusiastic about the ceremony.
Pink is one of the biggest pop stars of the past twenty years.
via: ShutterstockShe was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1979, making her thirty-nine years old.
Pink has had an impressively long career.
via: Getty ImagesShe first rose to fame in the girl-group Choice in 1995, when she was just sixteen. Record producers quickly saw her potential for solo stardom.
Pink's first solo studio album came out in the year 2000.
via: Getty ImagesThe album, titled Can't Take Me Home, was certified double-platinum in the US. It included two top-ten hits, "There You Go" and "Most Girls." Not bad for the tender age of twenty-one!
Pink has gone on to have massive career success.She's sold over 90 million records worldwide, making her one of the best selling musical acts of all time.
Pink is known for her emotional vocals.She often uses a slightly strained, husky tone to convey the feeling of her music. She's also known for being an amazingly energetic live performer.
Pink is also known for her outspoken nature.She isn't one to sit quietly if she disagrees with something, as has been overtly critical of issues such as celebrity culture, misogyny, animal cruelty and homophobia.
Her 2006 single "Stupid Girls" was particularly provocative.The lyrics and accompanying video parodied the biggest celebrities of the age, including Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, and Paris Hilton.
But Pink has a softer side, too.Many of her song lyrics reference childhood trauma she faced. Her parents struggled with their mental health, and their divorce in Pink's youth obviously affected her.
Pink has a ton of massive hits.You may remember her iconic 2001 collaboration hit "Lady Marmalade," from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. Alongside Pink, the track featured Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Missy Elliott.
She also has an amazing catalogue of karaoke-ready tracks.Her big vocals on her ballads, such as "Try," "Don't Let Me Get Me," and "Just Like A Pill," make for perfect singing-along music.
Pink has also rocked some interesting looks over the years.
via: Getty ImagesShe first captured press attention as a result of her wild and wacky outfits, including her eponymous "pink" hair. This incredible style was for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, and certainly turned heads.
Pink has had a similarly prolific personal life.
via: Getty ImagesShe's shared a roller-coaster of a relationship with professional motor-cross racer, Carey Hart. The pair met in 2001, and became engaged in 2005, holding up a sign during a motor-cross race asking, "Will you marry me? I'm serious!" Pretty rock 'n' roll, if you ask us.
The course of true love never did run smooth, though.
via: Getty ImagesThe pair separated in 2008, which provided the inspiration for her hit single, "So What?" Hart actually appeared in the song's video. After seeking marriage counselling, the pair announced they were back together in 2010.
Since 2011, Pink has added job title of "Mom" to her resumé.
via: Getty ImagesHer daughter, Willow Sage Hart, was born in 2011. Pink has been a vocal supporter of attachment parenting, and brought baby Willow along to the 2011 Happy Feet premiere. Cute!
It's clear Pink takes her mothering duties very seriously.
via: Getty ImagesHere she is with the now 7-year-old Willow at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards last month, looking absolutely glowing.
In December 2016, Pink welcomed her second child into the world.
via: Getty ImagesPink's second kid was a boy, who she named Jameson Moon Hart. Here they are together in 2019.
Pink and Hart are now happily back together.
via: Getty ImagesAnd with two absolutely adorable kids, too, it seems Pink has found happiness and stability in her personal life.
Not to mention her professional successes.Pink has five MTV Music Video Awards, a Brit, and three Grammy Awards. She's sold over 40 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling musical artists. Phew!
It seems Pink's life was pretty much perfect.An incredible career, marriage to her soulmate, and a beautiful family. Except for one thing. She was yet to be recognised by the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Here's a quick bit of background.
via: ShutterstockThe Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Los Angeles landmark. It's composed of more than 2,600 five pointed emblems of success embedded in the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard. Some of the first stars added to the Walk belonged to entertainment legends such as Walt Disney and Charlie Chaplin.
Pink can now count her name among these entertainment icons.
via: Getty ImagesShe received her star on February 5th, to honor her amazing achievements including her singing and her songwriting. She seemed totally thrilled.
Although she still retained her rock 'n' roll edge.
via: Getty ImagesIt's clear the enormity of the event wasn't lost on Pink. She told Entertainment Tonight, "I started looking down the list of the names... Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball. I'm next to The Rock and Jackie Chan. It's amazing!"
Pink was joined by her loved ones for the ceremony.
via: Getty ImagesHere she is grinning as she gets a smooch from her husband. "To have my whole family here, it's incredible, it's such an honor," she gushed.
It's clear the star meant a lot to Pink.
via: Getty ImagesShe gave a heartfelt acceptance speech, saying, "I'm just grateful. I think it's all about gratitude. It's just a trip. I'm almost 40, I have two beautiful children and I've been doing this for 20 years. It's just all about gratitude."
Pink was joined by her two adorable kids, too.
via: Getty ImagesAlthough she joked she thought the significance of the ceremony may have been lost on them. "I think they're terribly bored and they wanna go have pizza," Pink quipped.
Pink was also joined by TV superstar and long time friend, Ellen DeGeneres.
via: Getty ImagesDeGeneres actually gave a speech at the ceremony, which can be watched in full here. It's clear the pals are close, with DeGeneres saying, "Even though she is a huge international star, she is the most normal grounded person that you will ever meet."