Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has admitted she and her partner Jason Bell need to work harder because they have ''little time'' for a relationship.

The 29-year-old singer revealed that her 10-month-old daughter Anaiya takes up all their time and interest, especially because Jason is living and working part time in New York, while she and their baby are based in Los Angeles.

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Coyle said: ''I think because we spend so much time apart, with work and other things, it has affected us in that when we're together it's just 100 per cent about Anaiya. There's really little time for a relationship anymore because all we do is talk about her.

''When we go out for dinner, if we're not discussing her, we're checking the phone to see if the person looking after Anaiya has called.

''We are completely focused on her right now. Maybe doing more of the relationship stuff can be our new year's resolution, to make more time.''