Gwen Stefani wants to settle down and start a family - but fears children won't be able to satisfy the vain lifestyle she enjoys as a singer.

At 35, Stefani realises she only has a limited amount of time to make the most of her current status as one of the most successful females in pop, but she's also aware she can't put off motherhood for too long.

She tells ROLLING STONE magazine, "You think about how you're gonna get away and have a normal life. I imagine children will save me from my vanity, and they will become my passion and fill whatever fears I have right now.

"I don't want to drop off and not be on the radio and not be able to talk about myself for hours. I don't want it to go away.

"But at the same time, I never expected to be here in the first place.

"I'm 35. I don't have that much time left to do this kind of record. Let's be real."

21/01/2005 17:51