Snoop Dogg's wife wishes the couple had waited before they started a family because they missed the chance to fall in love with each other.

SHANTE met the rapper when she was a teenager and fell pregnant with their first son, CORDE, almost immediately.

She says, "I think we should have dated more because we had our first son real soon and it was all about him after that and I feel me and Snoop could have got a little closer.

"We were close, we were friends, we did everything together, but I felt it could have lasted a little longer."

The couple didn't actually wed until after the birth of their second child and they almost split last year (04) after the rap star filed for divorce. They have since reconciled."

21/07/2005 09:30