Pink pregnant and barefoot in a parking lot – ok or wear some flip flops?

Singer Pink was recently photographed in the parking lot of a grocery story in Malibu without shoes. Now I know she’s heavily pregnant and your feet swell during pregnancy, but why didn’t she leave her flip flops on? It looks like she was wearing shoes going into the store (see photos where she’s carrying a list) but took them off at some point. Were her shoes hurting that badly? It’s nasty to walk on pavement with bare feet, and it’s not particularly hygienic either. Taking off your shoes for a romp in the grass I understand, but not wearing shoes in a parking lot makes no sense to me. Don’t most stores have a no shirt, no shoes no service policy? I wouldn’t tell Pink not to shop at my store without shoes, but maybe she didn’t take her shoes off until afterwards anyway.

Is this a California thing? (I would ask my friend in California about this, but I’m sure she’s sleeping at this point.) Like I’ve never seen anyone on the East Coast in a parking lot without shoes but I’ve seen several barefoot celebrities. (Britney Spears and Diane Keaton immediately coming to mind.) Celebrities are a weird bunch anyway so I shouldn’t generalize.

Anyway this is just an excuse to post photos of Pink, who remains one of my favorite pop stars. Her songs are fun and fast-paced and we’re always singing along to them in my gym classes. (Ke$ha has some good workout songs too, Kaiser loves her.) You know that Pink is going to be a devoted mom and I’m excited that she’s having a baby.

I just found out that Pink is Matthew McConaughey’s neighbor, too! WENN had these pictures of their adjacent mansions, and in that very biased piece on McConaughey in Vanity Fair they mentioned that Pink and Carey Hart were guests at a party at Matty’s house. (I doubt that’s his nickname and I’ve never heard him called that, I just wanted to use it.) She’s living large, and yet she still leaves the grocery story without shoes.

Update: One of Pink’s flip flops broke! She wrote on Twitteri broke my flip flop. brand new jimmy choo! i know you care, that’s why i told you:)” That’s cute! (Thanks lio for the tip)

Here are Pink and Matthew McConaughey’s estates. I think Pink’s house is the one on the left with the pool in front and the solar panels on the roof as the houses to the right have some airstream trailers parked out front.



With shoes before going into the store:



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  1. Kiki says:

    She pulled a Britney :-S Never thought she would do that… Gross

  2. Dorothy#1 says:

    Seriously with the amount these people pay for their houses you would think they could be a little farther apart! I mean the houses are separated by a shrub!!??

    I agree flip flops should be worn.

  3. luls says:

    OMG, i think this is the HEAVIEST pregnant celeb iv EVER seen!! Her ENTIRE body has blown up, not just the baby bump!
    Its def genetic! My mom got this big too when she was pregnant with both me & my bro, even though she was slim before. And we were massive babies.
    I guess we should get ready for a baby giant :D

    Im not surprised she took off those flip flops, her feet were fallin out of them!

  4. lio says:

    She posted something on twitter about that. Apparently one of her flip-flop broke and she had trouble to pick it up due to her huge belly.

  5. margaritachum says:

    if i could i would walk around barefoot. everywhere! anytime!

    i’m not going to say a word about pink being barefoot because a)she’s pregnant and god kows what will i do when i get that pregnant and b) i love pink.

  6. Melanie says:

    She might of had a flip flop blow out when the thong thing pulls through the sole.

  7. Darlene says:

    I would (and have) walked barefoot in a parking lot. I’m not sure I wore shoes at all my entire freshman year of college. As long as you wash your feet later, you’re ok.

    Also, the photos of the flip flops look as though she has outgrown them, which definitely makes them uncomfortable. My feet went from a size 5 1/2 to a size 12 when I was pregnant, and only settled down in the year to follow as a 7 1/2. I had to throw out 15 years of shoes. DAMN! :(

  8. krissy says:

    @ Dorothy I though the same thing, geez I’m sure you can here everything that goes on in your neighbors yard!

  9. courtney says:

    um when your feet are that swollen from pregnancy no shoes are comfortable. she’s due in about a month

  10. Roma says:

    I carry those tiny roll up ballet shoes in my purse every day. That way the second I don’t have to be in my heels again I’m free!

    At 3am waiting in line for burritos after the club they are a life saver.

  11. Samigirl says:

    I cosign with everyone who said they have/would go barefoot. I HATE shoes. My son does too. If my flip flop broke, I would think nothing of walking around barefoot. I doubt they sell shoes at the grocery store, afterall. She isn’t going barefoot in a gas station bathroom *cough*britney*cough*, she’s just walking back to her car. I’m sure she washed her feet as soon as she got in her million dollar home.

  12. Kate says:

    I would think the most dangerous thing about walking barefoot in a parking lot would be the threat of glass or stepping on something that could cut or pierce your foot. Not so much about the hygenics of what’s living on the asphalt. I’m sure in CA the blacktop gets COOKED so I doubt any nasty germs could live on there for long.

    All I know is that I too have walked barefoot in public like this. My boyfriend’s annual Christmas party had me wearing 6 in platform heels, and by the end of the night I was so desperate to relieve my pain, I took them off right outside the hotel the party was in and walked barefoot, 4 blocks in the rain in Baltimore to our car. Sure I got weird looks, but at least my feet didn’t feel like they were on fire.

  13. fabgrrl says:

    Wow, she looks like hell, good for her! If there is one time in your life when you just do not have to give a damn it is the last month of pregnancy…

    ..and the first couple of months after the baby is born.

  14. guesty says:

    I was just gonna say that…maybe they were broken while she was shopping.

  15. Crash2GO2 says:

    Americans have gone weirdly overboard with the whole hygiene thing. Some exposure to ‘wildlife’ keeps your immune system healthy. There is a reason very young children put everything (including dirt) into their mouths.

    Jimmy Choo flip flops? Bitch please. (I had to say it!) :D

  16. kazoo says:

    she’s just getting in touch with her trailer trash roots.

  17. Lauren says:

    I love Pink, very surprised by how she has puffed up. My feet killed me when i was preggo, not gonna trash puffy Pink when she looks so uncomfortable. She still looks happy somehow, cannot wait to see her sweet baby.

  18. Bodhi says:

    I’m on the Southeastern coast & I walk around bare foot all. the. time. Of course my dad’s family is kinda redneck & none of them ever wear shoes, but still… it isn’t that big of a deal at all. I see bare foot people all over the place, especially in the summer.

    She doesn’t look bad, she looks super pregnant! My baby is due next week & I know I looked hella awkward at the grocery store yesterday

  19. maritan says:

    I wouldn’t do it, but I understand why she did. The flip flops she had on in the earlier pic look painfully small. She should have got some new ones in her current size. My feet didn’t really swell during pregnancies, but they did get bigger and I had to do some shoe shopping (I worked to the last day for each of my kids). If I have another kid, at least I have my fat feet shoes in storage.

  20. vanessa says:

    In my ninth month of pregnancy, I would go to work in house shoes because flip flops, tennis shoes, any shoe really was uncomfortable. It’s crazy how your feet swell and grow when you’re pregnant.

  21. Rubenesque says:

    When you are that pregnant, anything goes. Seriously. You do not want to mess with a woman who is horribly uncomfortable, can’t breath, can’t sleep & feels like she has to pee every 2 minutes. She could probably rip your head off and serve it to your bleeding torso with a nice cream sauce. Trust me- if there is a woman on the jury-she’d never be found guilty.

    I broke a shoe when I was crazy pregnant. I flew for the last time at 32 weeks (with Doc’s permission). My feet were huge afterwards & stayed that way for the rest of the pregnancy. I blew out a flip flop in the grocery store- probably because me sausage feet were ginormous. Luckily the nice folks at the grocery store took pity on me & duct taped it together so I could get home. And yeah, I’m just “trailer” enough that I didn’t give a flip about wandering around sporting duct tape.

  22. LeeLee says:

    It seems like Pink and Mariah have been pregnant forever.
    I love Pink and i blew up the same way when i was pregnant with my third son so I really sympathize with how she’s feeling. Cutting her major slack on her lack of shoes.

  23. TQB says:

    Awww, @Rubenesque, it may be my own pregnancy hormones but I loved your story about the store folks and the duct tape.

    I think Pink looks adorable. I know she was pissed about her haircut, I hope it’s grown out a bit. Meanwhile, she’s rocking the hat.

    @Dorothy #1 – seriously, 2 bazillion $ mansions and a shrub wall btwn? What the hell. I need SPACE!

  24. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    LOL I think she looks gorgeous and she can go with or without shoes. Whatever makes her comfortable! :)

  25. Hakura says:

    I’m definitely not a barefoot person, PERIOD. I never ever don’t wear socks (even in the house), or stockings with my heels/open toe items.) It’s very rare that I wear my shoes without something, unless the design requres it.

    I love Pink, but… Jimmy Choo flip flops? How much do those cost, I wonder? (I couldn’t find a good reference on that, looks like something around $100 for the ‘everyday’ flip flop, as opposed to ‘flat sandals’.

    Poor woman looks like she’s getting to that “The enchantment of first time pregnancy has passed, I’m ready to get this the fuck over with, already.”

  26. OtherChris says:

    I can’t say anything bad about her. She cracks me up. You know she’s going to give birth in a yurt in the back yard with nothing more than a wooden spoon to bite on to dull the pain. She’s pretty tough.

  27. mia girl says:

    PINK is one of my favorites! And I love her even more now that she is big and pregnant!
    I agree @Celebitchy that Pink songs are among the best to work out to. When I am on the last mile of my daily run, her kick ass attitude judges me and tells me to stop my internal whining, suck it up and finish strong bitch!

  28. Elizabeth says:

    I love to go barefoot and so I can relate to her. Plus she is so big with the baby now that anything must be uncomfortable. I wish her the best and think she looks great!

  29. truetalk says:

    At this point she probably just stepped into what was closest to d door on her way out of d house and couldn’t possibly care less what anybody

  30. miss c says:

    it was nasty when britney did it and it’s nasty now when pink does it. put one some flip flops.

  31. girl says:

    When I think of some of the nasty shit I’ve come across in parking lots and sidewalks,(feces, hawked up loogies, festering food, road kill, broken bottles) I’d rather call someone to bring me shoes, put plastic grocery bags over my feet, anything but walk through it. Even when I was 9 months pregnant with preeclampsia (one of the symptoms include extreme swelling, clearly she isn’t extremely swollen, I think she looks great actually).

  32. Ron says:

    I am the oldest of 4 and my mom’s feet swelled so much with the last pregnany she could only wear those ugly dr. shcolls sandals with the velcro, because they could adjust larger throughout the day. Pregnant women in month 9-9 get a pass. So uncomforatable, glad it’s not me!

  33. Corina says:

    Nope, not a California thing. Just a gross thing, in my opinion, in general. But breaking a flip flop & going barefoot makes sense…more so than Britney going barefoot in a gas station bathroom! That was so, so revolting.

    I know in many places flip flops aren’t acceptable footwear, but from what I can tell after almost 30 years in California, we’re all about em. Fancy ones, casual ones, recycled ones, designer ones, any kind! Flip flops yes, bare feet no. That aphalt does get effing hot & whenever I see the streets in summer I feel like I will sink in a la the La Brea tar pits!

  34. the original bellaluna says:

    She WAS wearing flip-flops; she took them off in the parking lot.

    LOVE. HER.

  35. Elfie says:

    Lol. Same thing happened to me on Monday. I would have walked barefoot, but kept dragguing my foot.

  36. the original bellaluna says:

    On bare feet: I’m from SOCali, 2nd generation native, and I H.A.T.E. wearing shoes. If I must, I’ll wear sandals or UGGS. (I’m obviously not working right now.) My kids don’t like shoes either. Neither does my Mom. Doesn’t mean it’s a CA thing; it could just be that our feet like to breathe.

    When I was pregnant with my first child, my feet were so swollen I could only wear a men’s size 11 flip flop. I HATED those shoes, but anything else caused me agony.

    From what I understand, Pink did not have an easy time getting pregnant. It’s not that much of a stretch to see it’s not an easy pregnancy, but we haven’t been subjected to endless pix & twits, a la Mariah. (THANK YOU, Pink.) Plus, she’s generally v-e-r-y small – she doesn’t have the height or frame to carry a heavy pregnancy with “grace” (for lack of a better term). (HA – as if that’s even possible!)

  37. Sugar says:

    It isn’t strictly a CA thing, but… I go to the store barefoot all the time… also, everyone around here goes to the store in their bikinis, is that unhygienic too?? Lighten up ^^

  38. SolitaryAngel says:

    CONGRATS, Bodhi!!!!!! I hope your baby is as beautiful and healthy as he/she can be! That laaaaaaast week can be endless, can’t it?! :D

    Good luck!!

  39. Hakura says:

    The last time I went barefoot for any amount of time, I managed to step on a porcupine’s quill, with the little sharp barbs going in both directions. Granted the only reason I came into contact with porcupine quills was because I used them for a craft project, but still. That hurt like a son of a bitch.

    My heel is all soft from never going without socks x_x But I agree with someone above who says they’d rather put plastic bags on their feet than walk barefoot through a parking lot.

  40. junipergreen says:

    It’s like all the people commenting are refusing to accept that her flip flop broke. Tunnel vision, much?

  41. sandy says:

    pink is allowed to do what she wants, i like her, her voice and the messages she sings about, not judging people or picking on someone who is different, acceptance, that’s right good luck to her and her new family,

  42. JenJen says:

    I love Pink too but her name dropping about over priced flip-flops, I hope she hasn’t sold out.

    I don’t understand why these stars have houses so close to each other. It’s not like they don’t have the property for it. I would think they would want some privacy.

  43. KateNonymous says:

    It’s not a California thing, it’s a celebrity thing. That said, my feet swelled so much at the end of my pregnancy that I couldn’t even wear flip-flops–they cut into my feet. I could only wear my husband’s running shoes.

  44. the original bellaluna says:

    Say what you want about Pink and her pregnant bare feet, but remember this:

    She refused to “Britney-ise” herself to meet H-Wood’s expectations;

    She refused to “XTina-ise” herself meet H-Wood’s expectations;

    She refused to “Disne-fy” herself to make people happy.

    She remained true to herself, her music, and her sound. When people heard her voice and actually saw what she looked like they said “She’s white?!”

    People say the same about Adele. And her voice is AWESOME too.

    That is all.

  45. DrM says:

    Word – best to wear something on your feet at all times..particularly in urban areas. Dry feet that have cracks in them, even minuscule ones, can result in infection which can spread…

  46. Hakura says:

    I don’t think anyone making comments on her feet are making judgement about her career or anything. (I did notice that some people missed the part in the story about her flip flop breakng.)

    The woman is ready to pop, I give her a pass, even if the parking lot is gross.

  47. Amanda G says:

    Pink can do whatever she wants. Bitch is awesome!

  48. Newbie says:

    @Dorothy#1: Amen. Although it would be a blessing to live that close to MM. In my humble opinion.

  49. Matt says:

    No most stores to NOT have a no shoes no shirt policy, there is no reason for it. There is nothing unhygienic about going barefoot in a parking lot or in a store, your soles may get a little dirty but that’s it. Going barefoot is much healthier for your feet, much better than closed shoes or even flip flops. You won’t get athletes foot from going barefoot, you may pick it up that way, but it needs the warm moist environment found in shoes to actually infect someone. check out for other benefits of going barefoot.

  50. KARA says:

    omg who cares that she has no shoes on i lived in cali for years and i will go ne where with no shoes.. she looks great for being almost at the end of her preg so i say what ever makes you happy , rock the no shoes. .