Nicole Scherzinger, 45, admits 'time is against her' as she talks baby plans with Thom Evans

Nicole and Thom
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Nicole Scherzinger has revealed her excitement about becoming a mum, but insists that it will have to wait until after her award-winning performance as Norma Desmond in the West End show Sunset Boulevard. The 45 year old singer, who is engaged to former rugby star Thom Evans, whom she met on The X Factor, shared her desire to start a family in a recent interview.

She said: "Oh my gosh, I would love to. I've never shied away from that. I can't wait. It's like the clock is ticking. I want to have a baby but work calls. But I'm going to have to make time because, yes, I cannot wait to have children."

She also confirmed that her own mother was not pressuring her to start a family, as she understands how important Nicole's work and career are to her, and believes things will happen when they happen.

Scherzinger's portrayal of Norma in Sunset Boulevard bagged seven wins at this year's Olivier Awards, including best actress in a musical. Now, the former Pussycat Doll is gearing up for her Broadway debut in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, with the opening night scheduled for October 20, reports the Mirror.

Speaking to The Times, Scherzinger also revealed how the role of Norma has transformed her. "It's changed me in so many ways. It's grown me. It's evolved me. I've had to let go of a lot of insecurities and any comforts that I had. And in a lot of ways, it's healed me. It's been an amazing healing process."

The singer and actress also spoke about how she related to the character of Norma, as they both had insecurities such as the fear of being alone, and being misunderstood and dismissed, and also confirmed how happy she is in her relationship with Thom Evans.

Last June, Scherzinger announced her engagement to ex-Scottish rugby star Thom. She jokes about how their personalities contrast yet complement each other.

She revealed: "It's nice, because he likes a system - he's extremely organised and he's extremely on time, which is the opposite of me, so he makes me so much better in that way. I don't know if all rugby players are like this but he's the cleanest. He's OCD like me and I just love it. It's great."