Two years later, in February 2008, the singer confirmed the pair had separated.
“The most important thing for you all to know is that Carey and I love each other so, so much. This breakup is not about cheating, anger, or fighting. I know it sounds like cliché [expletive], but we are best friends, and we will continue to be,” a statement from the singer read.
“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 Carey’s just might involve beach babies and sunshine one day. Just not right now. Thanks for the concern and caring. X Miss P.”
During their separation, in August 2008, tragedy struck Hart’s family when his younger brother died in a motorcycle accident.
Though they weren’t together, Pink supported Hart through the loss, and the pair reignited their relationship 11 months after their split, when Hart asked Pink to fly to Los Angeles to perform at his club. While there, she invited him to her room and showed him sentimental items, including a photo album of the cards he had given her as well as photos that documented the course of their relationship.
“Eleven months after we broke up, he asked me to fly to Las Vegas to perform on New Year’s Eve at his club,” she later said to Redbook.
“After sound check, I told him that he needed to come to my room. I had made him a photo album of all the cards he had ever given me, of all the photos of our entire relationship. I spent months on this album. On the last page, I pasted a photo of me from a really bad movie I made years ago with my neck slit and blood everywhere. Next to it I wrote, ‘This is me without you.’ On the next page, there was a picture of a baby. And I wrote: ‘The rest is unwritten.’ The divorce papers that we never signed were behind that page. I was like, ‘The rest is up to you.’ And I did all of this in his favourite bra and panties.”