Cheryl On Having Babies: 'I Love Them, But Not Yet'
The X Factor judge also reveals how she 'didn't have any fire in her belly' two years ago...
"I love babies, but not quite yet. I mean, never say never. You can never say never in life. Full stop. About anything," she explained to the mag.
"I've got 11 nieces and nephews, and I've been through every single stage with all of them."
Cheryl added: "I had three of them down a couple of weeks ago, and I love having them. But it's also nice saying, 'Bye! Go see your mam and dad now!'"
As for that two-year break she took from music, the chart-topping singer revealed she'd "gone to a dark place" and needed some time out.
"People were like, 'You're crazy, you shouldn't do this. It's a bad career move'," she recalled. "[I said], 'It's me or me mental health'. Honest. My gut instinct was like, 'It's enough'."
"For the first time since I wanted to be a popstar, I didn't have any fire in my belly. Without realising it, I had gone to a dark place."
She went on to add: "I needed a reality check and get some real feelings back."
To read the feature in full, see the December issue of Marie Claire, out today. It's also available as a digital edition through Apple Newsstand.