Fergie is ready to start a family.

The Black Eyed Peas singer - who married actor Josh Duhamel in January 2009 - is ready to begin a new "chapter" in her life away from the spotlight.

She said: "It's going to be a whole other chapter and a lot of fun!"

Both Fergie and Josh's career commitments mean they spend a lot of time apart but the couple insist on meeting every few weeks in order to keep the spark in their relationship.

She told In Touch Weekly magazine: "We try not to go more than two weeks without seeing each other."

It seems Fergie has had a change of heart in recent months as this summer she said she was too busy with work to consider having a baby.

She said: "Everyone tries to rush you into everything in the press these days, but for me right now it's all about Black Eyed Peas - there's no room in my schedule to have a child.

"Even if I wanted to get pregnant, there's no way I could perform on stage and be pregnant, I would feel too guilty."