Gwen Stefani is desperate to start a family with rocker husband GAVIN ROSSDALE and she's surprised she isn't a mother already.

NO DOUBT singer Stefani always dreamed of having a child with the Bush star long before she became a household name - and she once wished she'd fallen pregnant with former boyfriend and bandmate Tony Kanal.

She tells ROLLING STONE magazine, "All I ever did was, like, look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him.

"I've always wanted to do the family thing. At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family."

Stefani suggests the ALICE IN WONDERLAND character she created for her WHAT YOU WAITING FOR? video is simply practice for motherhood.

She explains, "I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella."

14/01/2005 09:28