Nicole Scherzinger isn't ready for children.

The 34-year-old singer is currently dating Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and while they are very happy together, the 'x factor' judge says she has no desire to start a family in the near future.

She said: ''I always read in the papers that 'Nicole wants babies', and I've never said I want babies now! I'm not ready yet, but as I come from a big family, one day I'd like to have my own.''

For the moment Nicole - who split from Lewis last year before rekindling their romance - says she is happy being an aunt to her sister's three daughters.

She told Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: ''When I go home I'm the same girl - just without all The Lashes and lights and glamour. My sister has three kids so I'm 'Auntie Nani', and those nieces are everything to me. I have a big family in Kentucky and Hawaii - when I'm there I'm running around with 12 kids playing games. Family means everything. It keeps everything in perspective.''