Demi Lovato's upbringing in Texas has conditioned her to believe that she should start a family at an early age.

The 21-year-old Heart Attack singer was born and raised in the southern state, and in an interview with Latina magazine, she admits she still feels like she should follow the example set by her hometown peers and settle down.

She explains, "I'm a Texas girl, so my instinct is to have babies early. In my heart I'm like, 'Ok, it's time to have babies!' But it's not. I have so much life ahead of me that I actually have to slow my roll. We'll see where my life is in five years, but I definitely see myself as a mom in 10 (years)."

While she has previously stated she will not talk about her love life in public, Lovato recently sparked rumours that she is back with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama after the two were spotted enjoying an intimate night out last month (Oct13).