So what if Britney Spears hasn't had the best luck in love? The twice-divorced superstar is not ruling out marriage in the future.
"I would love to. I believe in the fairytale," Spears, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week's exclusive cover story.
While she and her boyfriend of six months, producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, are taking things slowly, the singer has a general sense of what it takes for a couple to go the distance.
"I'm not really the person to ask what it take to get married, but personally for me, it's about loving each other and communicating right and being respectful and honest," she says. "It takes two people just loving each other a lot.
Spears acknowledges she's no expert in matters of the heart. "Love is a hard one," she says. "I don't really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids, it's just unconditional and that's hard to find."
Which begs the question: would Spears also consider having more children?
"I would like to have one more," says Spears, who is raising two sons – Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8 – her kids with ex-husband Kevin Federline. "I am very satisfied with my two boys but maybe in the future."
Spears admits having a daughter would be a blast.
"I would love a mini-me. That would be fun!"
For more of Spears's exclusive interview and to see our at-home photo shoot, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday