14/08/2014 12:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Katherine Jenkins Reveals She's Ready To Start A Family

Katherine Jenkins has revealed she's ready to start a family. The singer is keen to combine having children and her musical career - just call her Maria von Trapp.

Next she'll be 'fessing up to making clothes out of curtains.

Katherine Jenkins Reveals She's Ready To Start A Family

The mezzo-soprano has just touched down in the UK after a whirlwind tour of China and has confessed she's feeling broody.

Kath, who is rumoured to be dating close pal of Prince Harry Adam Bidwell, told Wales Online: "At some point in the next couple of years, I'd like to have a family and hopefully be able to combine that with my music.

"That's something I really hope will happen. I might have to cut back on the travelling, for a couple of years anyway."

The 33-year-old also claimed she never wanted to become famous and has found it tricky to deal with negative attention in the press.

"By nature I'm a sensitive person and I certainly didn't come into this for fame," she explained. "I wanted to be a classical singer and when I was training to do this, classical singers weren't celebrities, so I really just wanted to sing.

"I wasn't looking to be a famous or to be photographed leaving a restaurant – that never occurred to me. So dealing with this kind of career path where people have got a perception of you that sometimes couldn't be further from the truth is weird. It can be odd and sometimes it's upsetting."