Jordin Sparks feels pressured into having children.

The 'No Air' hitmaker is very happy with her boyfriend, R&B singer Jason Derulo - who she has been dating since August 2011- but admits his mother's constant hints for them to have a baby are starting to bug her.

Jordin told HollyScoop at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday (27.01.13): ''His mom was like 'You know, I'm gonna be 60 soon. I'm not gonna be able to chase around kids' and I was like 'whoa'.''

The 23-year-old star definitely wants to have ''a couple'' of kids, but maintains she has plenty of time for children in the future and intends to have a ring on her finger first.

She said: ''When it happens it'll happen. I definitely want to be married first and be with somebody I know I'm gonna be with forever. But I love kids. I would love to have a couple of my own one day.''

The former 'American Idol' winner and Jason, 23, have to compromise to make their long distance relationship work and she credits communication and understanding as the biggest reasons their love has survived.

Jordin explained: ''Well we have a long distance relationship so we really have to make the time we have together count ... Communication is really key like, 'I really didn't like it when you said that,' or, 'Maybe we can try this and go to this movie at the same time?' I would definitely say compromise and communication for sure.''