Charlotte Church puts motherhood before her career.

The Welsh singer split from rugby player fiance Gavin Henson - with who she has two children, three-year-old Ruby and Dexter, 21 months - in May and admitted that raising happy, well-adjusted children is harder to do with a busy workload.

She said: "You've got to space it out and realise what's more important to you. A lot of women will say 'I've got to work six days a week because I want to provide a better house or food for my children' but from my point of view I want to work and I want to make my new album a success but ultimately I want to be a good mother and I want to have children that have no or at least minimal issues.

"I want to look after them as best I can for most of the time and that's what's important to me."

Charlotte - who is now dating singer/songwriter Jonathan Powell - also revealed neither she nor Gavin is particularly strict with the children but they do have rules and boundaries for the youngsters.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don't think I'll ever be very strict. I'm not very strict anyway, I'm a bit of a hippy. I'm just all about love. Gavin's kind of the same, we try and discipline them as much as we can but I don't necessarily think that always needs to be done through the old fashioned forms of aggression."

Although her children are still young, 24-year-old Charlotte thinks they are already showing signs of following in their famous parents' footsteps.

She explained: "They both love music and they both sing. They both run around the place, they can both dropkick a ball but it's a bit too early to tell. I wouldn't necessarily encourage them either way just because that's what me or their father do."