"I really want to have kids": Tulisa wants to find her soul mate and settle down

'I really want to have kids': Tulisa wants to find her soul mate and raise a family

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12:09 GMT, 22 September 2012

Blonde ambition: Tulisa wants to have a baby in the next four years

Blonde ambition: Tulisa wants to have a baby in the next four years

Tulisa Contostavlos has built herself a reputation for being a bit of a hard nosed streetwise girl.

However, despite the girl power attitude the X Factor judge has admitted she has very sweet dreams of finding Mr Right.

The 24-year-old wants to find her soul mate, get married and start raising a family all in the next four years.

She told Saturday’s TV Magazine: 'I really want to have kids.

'I’ll get married and, because of the way I grew up, having a baby will be a massive deal for me.'

The N-Dubz band member has been single since splitting with Skins actor Jack O'Connell earlier this year, but fears men won't approach her because of her tough persona.

She said: 'Even if I like someone and I'm fluttering my eyelashes, they still run a mile. So I wouldn't have dates if I didn't approach people.

'That's why I go for really tough lads because only they can handle it.'

Tough cookie: The singer says men are scared to approach her because of her hard attitude

Tough cookie: The singer says men are scared to approach her because of her hard attitude

She told the magazine: 'I spend most of my life being tough, but there is a downside – a lot of people think I’m a b****. I’m not.

'Every now and again I’ll shut myself away and cry. If there’s something that’s bothering me – like a load of nasty remarks on Twitter – sometimes crying can be the best release.'

Big girl: Tulisa, picured on Thursday, admits that nasty remarks on Twitter have often made her cry

Big girl: Tulisa, picured on Thursday, admits that nasty remarks on Twitter have often made her cry