Lady Gaga talks about having kids, and it isn't what we wanted to hear

Sep 11, 2014 at 3:12 p.m. ET

There was a time when eccentric pop star Lady Gaga was seriously contemplating settling down and starting a family with her with boyfriend Taylor Kinney. But does the mother monster still want to become a mommy ASAP?

During an interview with Parade magazine, the "Born This Way" hit maker opened up about starting a family and how long it will be before she has a bun in the oven.

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"I thought I did, because I was feeling kind of finished with all of the chaos of my life," Gaga says in Parade about wanting to start a family. "But then I started to spend a lot more time with Tony [Bennett], and everything just became simpler, more pure and more perfect. Now I'm going to take a lot more time before I have kids and settle down. I just want to sing."

In fact, the songstress even credits Bennett for helping her reignite her passion for music when she was just about ready to throw in the towel.

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"Six months ago I didn't even want to sing anymore," the pop star reveals. "I tell Tony every day that he saved my life... I'm not going to say any names, but people get irrational when it comes to money — with how they treat you, with what they expect from you... But if you help an artist, it doesn't give you the right, once the artist is big, to take advantage of them... I was so sad. I couldn't sleep. I felt dead. And then I spent a lot of time with Tony. He wanted nothing but my friendship and my voice."

And it seems as though the collaboration of jazz duets that the pair teamed up to do on Cheek to Cheek, which will be available Sept. 23, has made Gaga once again feel alive.

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"Working with Tony has reaffirmed everything I knew but that you start to forget when your life changes and it gets really noisy," she said.

And Bennett shares her sentiments and has nothing but praise for his friend Gaga.

"I just love what she did on this album," Bennett said. "She's up there with Ella Fitzgerald, who was the greatest singer in the world."