Former Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts says she has been “broody” since the age of 18.

The 32-year-old says she “absolutely adores” children and ever since she was a teenager, she has been desperate to have children of her own, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“I’ve been broody since I was 18. I absolutely adore kids and kids love me,” Roberts told HELLO! magazine.

Roberts says when she was a part of the Girls Aloud band, alongside Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Tweedy, and Nadine Coyle, the bandmates always used to “wonder” what their lives would be like when they became parents.

“We used to wonder what it would be like when we started having kids,” she said.