Ricki-Lee: "This is why I don't want to have children."

She has always said she’s not interested in being a mum, and now she’s said why.

Ricki-Lee Coulter, 28, has opened up about her less-than-perfect childhood and why she has decided not to have children with her fiancé, personal trainer Richard Harrison.

The 28-year-old singer told OK! magazine: “There are women who have always wanted to be a mum – I’ve never wanted to be one of them.”

“My work and writing songs is my baby.”

Ricki-Lee and her fiancee Richard Harrison.

The Dancing With the Stars contestant has previously told to Nova FM that she came to this decision after being “dumped” with relatives while her mum, Loretta Sheerin, went out.

“I'm the eldest of like 30 grandchildren, my mum is one of like, fifty thousand kids. I was the eldest of all these grand-kids and I was the one looking after them. My mum had me when she was really young and so I was dumped with whoever aunty or friend or cousin who would take me while she went out partying, being an 18-year-old,” Ricki-Lee said.

Ricki-Lee and her fiance Richard Harrison.

Despite her tough up bringing, Ricki says she remains very close with her mother, describing her as the "coolest mum a girl could have."

Ricki-Lee has said her unwillingness to become a mother led to the failure of her first marriage to Gold Coast builder Jamie Babbington in 2007. But Ricki-Lee was relieved to find out her current fiance, Richard, doesn’t want children either. However, she did add the caveat that she would never say never.

Ricki-Lee and her sister.

“I feel like it’s a blessing in disguise, but it’s a great thing that both of us are on the same page with it and no-one has to compromise – and you never know I might turn 40 go, ‘All right come on! Let’s pop one out',” Ricki-Lee said.

The couple of six years announced their engagement in January last year and plan to tie the knot in a small ceremony with close friends and family next year.

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