Even at a young age, Zoe Saldana had babies on the brain.
"I'm Latin -- we start young, honey!" the actress, 33, said on Lifetime's The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet Thursday. "At 22 you're like, 'I just wanna hold something!' You want a little critter."
Though Saldana and her fiance Keith Britton, 35, ended their 11-year relationship last November, the Star Trek actress revealed the two had once talked about starting a family together.
"For years he wasn't ready. Then when he got ready, I didn't have time. I never held anything off because I was waiting for something to kick in. I don't think that far about tomorrow," Saldana explained. "I felt the urge to want to have a baby, and I wanted to, but I remember that respecting his decision -- and making the decision to wait with him -- was one of the most mature things."
Though Saldana is currently single -- she recently split with beau of three months Bradley Cooper, 37 -- the actress said she wants at least "two or three" kids one day. "Or four or five! I don't care. They're just so delicious."
"I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I'm a kid myself," Saldana said. "I get along very well with animals and children. I dig them, I get them. They make perfect sense to me. A child makes perfect sense to me. A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time."
The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet airs Thursdays at 11 p.m. EST on Lifetime.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Zoe Saldana: I Wanted Kids With Ex-Fiance Keith Britton