Nicole Scherzinger wants to start family

Los Angeles: Singer Nicole Scherzinger wants to follow in the footsteps of fellow ‘X Factor’ judge Gary Barlow when it comes to his parenting skills. She says she wants to have kids as family is as important to her as it is to him.

Scherzinger is currently dating F1 star Lewis Hamilton.

"I definitely want kids. I come from a big family. Family is so important to me. It`s everything. Gary is brilliant. I didn`t really know him before. I think I really liked him the day I found out he won Celebrity Dad Of The Year," quoted Scherzinger as saying.

"The pride he takes in his family and children - he`s a true gentleman. He`s a lovely, honest human. And he`s a great dad. All he does is talk about his family. I love that," she added.

The 34-year-old also admires the charity work done by Barlow, whose fourth child with wife Dawn was stillborn last month. She is also a fan of his rapport with his fans.

"He`s just a grade A human. It kind of sucks. He puts us all to shame. I thought I was something special until I came on the show. I thought the fans were waving at me but they just knocked me aside to take pictures of Gary. I was like, `Really? That`s what`s happening now? All right, I`ll take the picture of you with Gary," she said.