Despite all their problems, former partners Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman are still considering yet another stroll down the matrimonial aisle.

"We've been talking about it for a while now... but I really feel we need time to ourselves so that we can figure out what we truly want in our lives," she tells Controversy magazine. "You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else."

The relationship between the former Baywatch babe and basketball's bad boy has been puzzling from the start. Nine days after their 1998 wedding, Rodman filed for an annulment. He later rescinded the annulment, and Electra filed for divorce. But the odd couple was still making headlines as recently as last November, when cops were called to break up a fight between the two of them in a Miami Beach hotel room.

"He was there for me at some really trying times, and I really saw a side of him that no one really knows," she says of her love for her cross-dressing ex-hubby. "That was when I started to fall for him. But there is something about that excitement, and I'm not afraid of a challenge." Also, her father seems to approve: "My dad and Dennis went to Vegas and really hit it off."

Watch for Electra later this month in Keenen Ivory Wayans's Scary Movie. "In one scene," she says, "the killer rips off my blouse and skirt, and I'm in a bra and panties, running through water sprinklers." Sounds good to us.