Singer is very focused on her job

Nicole Scherzinger has admitted that she wants to do more in her career before having children.

The ambitious X Factor judge, who came to fame with The Pussycat Dolls, wants to focus on her music for a while but hopes to become a mum when she’s ready to slow down.

I definitely want kids – but not for a few years,’ says Nicole, 35, who is reported to be moving in with on-off boyfriend Lewis Hamilton in Monaco.

I’m a career girl, I can’t help it. But my kids are going to be raised by me, the way my mom raised me.

So I need to get my stuff out – albums, world tours, movies – and then try to do that.’

Nicole’s always had a strong work ethic and admits that she found it tough to turn opportunities down while working on The X Factor.

I always talk about the damn music,’ the songstress tells Fabulous.

I’d really like to put out an album. If I wasn’t doing X Factor I’d do a tour or Broadway or a movie.

My whole life I’ve hustled and I’ve turned down those opportunities for the show.’

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Anna Francis