Oscar-nominated actress and former talk show host, Queen Latifah says she's ready to become a mother, and hopes to be able to withstand the responsibility that comes with it.
The 44-year-old Grammy Award winner, who is rumoured to be in a lesbian relationship with her longtime companion Eboni Nichols, didn't specify if she would conceive naturally, or go down the route of surrogacy or adoption.
The former rapper and singer told Closer magazine on Wednesday:
'I’m always thinking about [becoming a mother]. Hopefully one day it will be my blessing, Being a mom is probably the most unselfish thing you can do. It doesn’t matter to me whether it's a boy or girl. I just really want to be there for them through adulthood and for the rest of their lives.'
Latifah is pictured above with her rumoured partner Eboni Nichols yesterday at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Seated behind the couple was Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler.