Charlotte Church puts motherhood before her career
The Welsh singer split from rugby player fiance Gavin Henson - with who she has two children, three-year-old Ruby and Dexter, 21 months - in May and admitted that raising happy, well-adjusted children is harder to do with a busy workload.
She said: "You`ve got to space it out and realise what`s more important to you. A lot of women will say `I`ve got to work six days a week because I want to provide a better house or food for my children` but from my point of view I want to work and I want to make my new album a success but ultimately I want to be a good mother and I want to have children that have no or at least minimal issues.
"I want to look after them as best I can for most of the time and that`s what`s important to me."
Charlotte - who is now dating singer/songwriter Jonathan Powell - also revealed neither she nor Gavin is particularly strict with the children but they do have rules and boundaries for the youngsters.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don`t think I`ll ever be very strict. I`m not very strict anyway, I`m a bit of a hippy. I`m just all about love. Gavin`s kind of the same, we try and discipline them as much as we can but I don`t necessarily think that always needs to be done through the old fashioned forms of aggression."
Although her children are still young, 24-year-old Charlotte thinks they are already showing signs of following in their famous parents` footsteps.
She explained: "They both love music and they both sing. They both run around the place, they can both dropkick a ball but it`s a bit too early to tell. I wouldn`t necessarily encourage them either way just because that`s what me or their father do."