Kellie Pickler Waiting to Have Children

Kellie Pickler and Kyle JacobsFormer American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler is happy being married without kids for the time being.

“I don’t think people realize … the responsibility that comes along with it. It’s almost like a fad,” the country singer told CMT Radio’s when asked if she and husband Kyle Jacobs are thinking of having children.

“I don’t know what’s gotten into these kids where they feel like they have got to have a baby because their friend has one or whatever,” Pickler, who turns 25 on Tuesday, says.

“They don’t take into consideration that it’s a very selfish thing to do if you’re not prepared and ready.”

Pickler says she and Jacobs are stable enough to handle it. But that doesn’t mean they’re in any rush.

“I take that very seriously, and when Kyle and I are ready, then we will maybe cross that bridge if it ever gets here,” she says. “Maybe life gives us a surprise, but we’re married and we have stability in our lives, so if that does happen, we are prepared.”