Nicola Roberts "cannot wait" to have children.

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

The former Girls Aloud singer admitted she is feeling broody and has always been a "super-maternal" person.

She said: "I cannot wait to be a mum - I've always gravitated towards kids and babies. I'm a super-maternal person. I don't know what it is, I just know what to do. I genuinely feel such a love inside me when I'm around kids. I think I would be a good mum. My child would be like, 'This one is crazy but she's great.'"

But the 32-year-old singer refused to divulge whether she is dating anyone.

She added: "I never talk about it. I just think, for me, I like to keep it private. It's unfair to drag someone else [into the spotlight]. It's just the way I am."

Nicola has stayed very close to her Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Tweedy and is thankful to always have the support of her "sisters".

She told Closer magazine: "We just laugh together. By now we know what each other are like. Kimberley will mull over something and will make sure she's thought it out and Cheryl is impulsive. We know each other inside and out and no matter what, we don't judge each other - that's what sisters do.

"Your own flesh and blood can do something you don't agree with but it doesn't mean you don't love her anymore. You're just truly there for someone, no matter what. I'm lucky to have that support, to be able to go to two women and be like, 'Guys, this is what I'm dealing with'. They're like super women to me."