Lady Gaga has opened up about her desire to get married and have children and admits she is "excited" about the future.

The 34-year-old singer has recently started dating entrepreneur Michael Polansky, and the pop star said tying the knot and starting her own family are at the top of her list of life goals.

The Born this Way singer hopes to do more philanthropic work and would like to fund a team of doctors to carry out research on fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain.

Speaking to the May issue of InStyle magazine, Gaga spoke candidly about her aims, saying: ''Marriage. More music, more movies, more charity with the Born This Way Foundation [a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth and supporting mental health and wellness]. 

''I want to do way more philanthropy. I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together. 

''I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I'll be doing it with the people I love.''

The chart-topper, who was previously engaged to talent agent Christian Carino, said she can’t wait to be a mother, adding: "I will say I am very excited to have kids. I look forward to being a mom.

"Isn't it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it's our job to keep it alive. It's so funny - everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, 'Welcome to the Womb!'''

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