Leann Rimes has had a rough patch over the past couple of years, but with the drama behind her, she’s looking forward to the release of her brand new album – and just maybe, the pitter-patter of little feet around the house. Amid numerous interviews talking about the revival of her career, the country singer has let slip that she wouldn’t exactly mind having a baby sometime in the near future.

The singer, who is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, told Us Weekly, "We talk about having kids all the time and I would love to, but it's gonna be a second. I'm still young and fertile -- it's all good!"

But of course, deciding to have a baby isn’t the same as having one and Rimes is realistic about her chances. In another interview, she told People, "It took my mom 12 years to have me. I hope I don't have that [issue] but if I do, then a surrogate is something I've thought about. Eddie and I have also talked about adopting. My capacity to love a child doesn't stop at my own eggs, obviously!"

Well, if they’ve gone as far as discussing adoption, things are definitely getting serious for the couple. But it’s not like Rimes doesn’t have any experience with the joys of motherhood. Despite not having any little ones of her own (yet,) the singer is stepmom to Mason, 9, and Jake, 6, Cibrian's sons with ex-wife Brandi Glanville and she has said in a number of interviews that she’s very involved in the boys’ lives. So if and when the little one shows up, there will already be a big happy family waiting for it.

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Rimes is ready to be a mom.

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In any way possible.