12/09/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
Katy Perry isn’t ruling out the possibility of having children one day – but it’s not happening tomorrow.
“I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance,” she tells January’s Marie Claire, out Dec. 17, when asked about having kids. “When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit.”
“He’s just a fantastic partner,” she says. “I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time. He’s got a brilliant, brilliant mind. It’s a rad, mature relationship.”
The two might not be collaborating on a baby anytime soon, but the pair did duet on “Who You Love,” a song they co-wrote for Mayer’s latest album, Paradise Valley. The duo released the alluring cover image of the new single last week.
“I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, ‘If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice – I’d have to be home more.’ I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it.”