Pink’s marriage was apparently not a feel-good time. The pop-punk princess and her husband of just two years, the motocross-racing, Surreal Life-starring Carey Hart, have separated. And by the sounds of things, rather amicably.
“This decision was made by best friends with a huge amount of love and respect for one another,” said the singer’s publicist, Michele Schweitzer. “While the marriage is over, their friendship has never been stronger.”
Indeed, in a post on her official site (pinkspage.com), Pink blames dueling careers for torpedoing the union.
“The most important thing for you all to know, is that Carey and I love each other so so much,” she writes. “This breakup is not about cheating, anger, or fighting. I know it sounds like clichÃ© bulls***, but we are best friends, and we will continue to be.
“All I know at this point, is that I want to make the best album I can, and Carey wants to do the best possible job he can with everything he has going on. He is a good man, so please support him as well.
“One never knows the future, but mine and Careys’ just might involve beach babies and sunshine one day. Just not right now. Thanks for the concern and caring.”
The post is signed “Miss P.”
Rumors of a rift between the unconventional couple, who divided their time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, first surfaced last August.
But Hart himself quickly shot down the reports of marital discord, telling the Las Vegas Review-Journal at the time that it was “just a bunch of trash talk. It’s just a nasty rumor. Everything’s fine.”
The 28-year-old “Get This Party Started” singer first met the 32-year-old extreme athlete at the 2001 X Games. After dating for much of the next few years–the duo briefly split in 2003 before rekindling their romance–Pink popped the question in June 2005 while Hart was in the midst of competing in the Pro 250 finals in Mammoth Lakes, California.
While Hart was on the racetrack, Pink scrawled the words Will you marry me? on a board and wandered out to the pit area. When Hart saw the sign, he asked, “Are you serious?” before forfeiting the race to accept the proposal.
Hart and Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, tied the knot in January 2006 in a seaside sunset ceremony in Costa Rica.
Roughly 100 of their closest friends attended the nondenominational service, including Lisa Marie Presley. In honor of the occasion, both the two-time Grammy winner and the star biker had “Tru Luv” tattoos inked on their wrists.
It was the first marriage for both.