Mariah Carey is desperate to start a family with her new husband Nick Cannon before she is too old, according to reports.
The pair married in secret in the Bahamas on 30 April (08) just a month after hooking up on the set of a video, and the 38-yearold pop superstar has made no secret of the fact she wants to start a family.
But friends insist the couple has already started trying for kids.
One source tells the National Enquirer, "Mariah says her biological clock is ticking and she wants a baby immediately."
But insiders tell the Enquirer, Cannon, 27, is not so keen: "Nick tries waving off Mariah's baby fixation as only natural, but he's in a sweat. He expected them to start a family, just not in such a hurry."
Speaking on comedienne Ellen DeGeneres U.S. chat show on Tuesday (13May08), Carey admitted she was ready for kids: "I said, `If I found the right person who I felt would be on the same page as me in terms of raising kids and having the same belief system.'"
And now she appears to have found "the right person" she wants to make sure she can give a child everything he or she needs.
She added, "I've always had a weird thing about it (having kids) because my parents divorced when I was three and I didn't really have many examples of what was the norm."