Gwen Stefani was forced to postpone motherhood because of her phenomenal success as a singer with American rockers No Doubt.

The DON'T SPEAK beauty had always planned to have several children by the time she reached her mid-20s - but her demanding schedule made becoming a mother impossible.

The 35-year-old wife of rock hunk Gavin Rossdale, who has now launched a successful solo career, says, "I've been thinking about becoming a mum since I was 10.

"When I got signed the head of my label said, 'You'll be a star in six years.' I was 20 and I thought, 'I'm gonna have six kids by then.'

"Six years on the dot, No Doubt was number one around the world. Now it's up to me. I'm hoping when I have children that they save me from my own vanity."

24/02/2005 14:37