We’ve all heard at least a few Pink songs on the radio, and there’s no denying that the Grammy Award winner grew to be quite a well-known pop star over the years. But, did you also know that her husband Carey Hart used to be a professional motocross racer? Not only that, but he’s also got a number of accomplishments under his belt.
From racing to freestyle motocross to off-road racing, Hart has been involved with it all. It’s hard to have the light shined on you when you’re dating a Hollywood celeb like Pink, so that’s why we’re going to check out what Hart was able to do on the dirt, and discuss why he’s pretty much a badass on two wheels.
Carey Hart’s Motocross Career
Born in Seal Beach, California, but raised in Las Vegas, Carey Hart turned professional by the time he was 18, racing on the AMA supercross tracks. He was one of the very first to get involved with freestyle motocross as it started to gain some traction. In ’98 and ’99, he was known for throwing down big “superman seat grabs” on the jumps. He even stepped it up further and did an “invert superman,” which later was actually renamed to “Hart attack.”
Hart continually improved his tricks and was one of the first to complete a backflip on a 250cc dirt bike during competition. He tried this trick a few times in the early 2000s, but finally landed it at the 2002 X Games in Philadelphia, grabbing himself a silver medal.
Hart is no stranger to hard slams in his career. He’s had plenty of them, with broken bones, concussions, all of it, on multiple occasions. One of the worst ones was perhaps in 2002 on the first night of Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam tour.
Hart mistimed a jump with a skater and ended up having to bail into the metal scaffolding. The steel target wasn’t the safest landing, and it resulted in him breaking both his arms and legs. This crash was severe enough to take him out of competition for three years. He used this time to start his company, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company.
In 2005, he was the host for ABC’s Live’s X Games FMX coverage, and he did lots of other TV work, as well. By 2007, he formed his very own supercross team, H&H/Rockstar Moto Team. As he got closer to 2009, he shifted gears a bit to launch his off-road racing team. His truck competed in the short course tracks, and the team earned 40 podium finishes over the years. He competed in a number of different Lucas Oil Off-Road racing events, and was nominated for “Rookie of the Year” in the LOORR Series.
The racer announced that his final moto competition would be at the 2012 X Games. After retiring from the sport, he got much more involved with television, advertisements, and movie work. He’s definitely had a wild ride to get to where he is today.
Carey Hart’s Personal Life
Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink (or P!nk, if you’re super cool), was actually the one that proposed to Carey Hart. During a racing event, she held up a sign on the pit board that said “Will you marry me?” as he rode past. Shortly after, the motorcycle racer exited the race to go pick her up. They later married in 2006 at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica.
In 2011, the couple welcomed their daughter Willow Sage. They released pictures of her to People Magazine, and used the proceeds to donate to different children’s charities. Five years later, Pink gave birth to Jameson Moon.
While Carey has been featured in the music videos for the Pink songs Just Give Me a Reason and True Love, both Carey and Willow were featured in the music video for Just Like Fire. Talk about keeping it all in the family!
Peeking into their social media account, it’s clear that Carey and Alecia have made the most of their coronavirus pandemic lockdown time. Pink has videos sharing a new song that she and her daughter came up with, and there’s plenty of other pics showing both of the children sitting on the dirt bike with Carey.
Seeing as Hart is somewhat retired now, they’ve both been able to slow down a bit and enjoy the things in life that truly mater.