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.
“[I] choose my wardrobe differently because when I wear something a little baggier, I’m like, nope, people are going to think I’m hiding something, so I better not wear that,” she explains. “So it does make me kind of think a little extra.”
Now that Fisher, 30, has been traded from the Ottawa Senators hockey team to the Nashville Predators, the formerly long-distance newlyweds just want to spend quality time alone with each other.
“Now we’re just having fun, and we should,” Underwood says with a smile. “I’m 28. I’m not a lot older and like, need to have kids now. We have plenty of time.”