updated 04/01/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/01/2011 AT 6:20 PM ET
“I don’t want people assuming that I am [pregnant] until I say that I am,” the country crooner told PEOPLE on Thursday, while promoting her debut film Soul Surfer in L.A. “We just got married. We haven’t been married a year yet. I would want to be married for a little while [before having kids].”
No stranger to paparazzi, Underwood says she has a foolproof way of being photographed without looking like she’s sporting a baby bump.