By Mandi Bierly
May 15, 2009 at 11:00 PM EDT

I have no idea why Pink and Carey Hart separated, but I do know why Pink confirming to Ellen DeGeneres that they’re back together made me so happy: It’s because of the article PEOPLE ran about their wedding in January 2006. It felt real and personal, like they actually knew and loved each other. It’s all about their personal vows:*

HERS: “I love you because with you, I always feel beautiful….I love you because I let you hold my heart and you haven’t dropped it….I love you because of who you are, a kind, loyal, sensitive, patient, understanding 12-year-old man. And I love you for the person that you make me, which is an open, trusting, passionate woman that wants to exercise more and smoke less cigarettes….In our future I see us breaking lots of bones, risking death, bodily injury, but also learning and growing together….I look forward to making up with you and waking up with you.”

HIS: “From the kiss in your hotel room in L.A. the first night, I knew I would marry you….You’re my partner in crime, my reason to be my sloppy self….You love my crazy family and accept my white trashiness. You’re the perfect woman for me, and I thank God every day he blessed me with you….I will chase you around the world and be your biggest fan….If you ever need a kidney, I will give you mine if I haven’t broken it yet. I will respect you and dance with you and sing karaoke with you….I love you with all my heart and I will be the best husband from this day forward.” 

*Also, that their cake was topped with a bride and groom popping a wheelie; tables were named after cities, with place cards explaining the city’s significance to the bride and groom; and the reception featured karaoke — Pink sang “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”