Shakira would like to have eight or nine children

SHAKIRA admits she'd like to have "eight or nine" children with her partner Gerard Piqué, but insists her plans to have their second child are on hold for the time being.

The 'Cant Remember to Forget You' hitmaker - who has 15-month-old son Milan with her partner Gerard Piqué - admits her career has forced her to put her plans for her second child on hold for the time being, but she insists she'd like to have a big family eventually.

She said: "If it weren't because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already. I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard--my own soccer team."

However, despite the 37-year-old singer's busy schedule, she insists her first born Milan will always come top on her list of priorities.

She explained: "I used to go in circles around an idea, but since he arrived I don't have much time--I have to rush back home--so he has helped me learn how to focus.

"When you have a baby, when you feel his love, you feel so at peace with the world. You just want to share the good news and share how happy you feel."

Meanwhile, Shakira believes she and Gerard - whom she has been dating for four years - share a true loving relationship, rather than a romance based on fame.

She told April's edition of Latina magazine: "He's with me because he wants to be with Shakira the person, not the celebrity. There's real love. There's no ulterior motives. And I'm with him because he's the most amazing man I've ever met. We want the same things, we like the same things, we hate the same things. I have never been with someone so passionate in my life."