Since she was in her early twenties, Zoe Saldana has felt a strong maternal urge, but life has had other plans for the "Avatar" star. During a very candid interview on "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet," the 33-year-old actress revealed that she was ready to have children with her ex-fiance, Keith Britton, soon after they embarked on their 11-year relationship. The one problem? He wasn't.
"I'm Latin—we start young, honey. At 22, you're like: 'I have an itch to hold something. I just want to have a little critter,'" she said on the Lifetime chat show, which is produced by Demi Moore. "I was dating my partner and you want to be respectful, you want to be mindful. He wasn't ready. For years he wasn't ready. Then when he got ready, I didn't have time."
Pictured: Actress Zoe Saldana attends John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by Chrysler held at John Varvatos Los Angeles on March 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)