He is keeping firmly tight-lipped about ex-wife Katie Price's recently announced shock pregnancy, but dad-of-two Peter Andre is happy to admit he'd love more kids himself – even if he doesn't want to ram his new relationship down his children's throats until the time is right.
Speaking to this week's New! magazine, the dad-of-two says that he 'definitely, definitely' wants more babies.
Peter, who turned 40 last month, is already doting daddy to seven-year-old son Junior and five-year-old daughter Princess Tiaamii from his marriage to Katie, but, as he reveals to the mag, his new relationship with medical student Emily MacDonagh, 23, could lead to an extended brood...
"I definitely, definitely want more kids in the future," Peter says, insisting that turning 40 will be no bar on adding to his family. "I am a very young 40 year old, I'm a spring chick! I don't want to feel my age!"
Peter also hints that marriage to Emily could be on the horizon – even if he won't admit it!
"I wouldn't say even if we had [discussed marriage] but me and Emily laugh about it and wonder why everyone's in a rush," he muses. "People do it so quickly."
The star also reveals that his children have 'accepted' his new girlfriend as a 'friend of the family' but says he wants their realisation that they are a couple to happen 'naturally'.
"They've never asked, they've just always accepted Emily as a friend of the family," he says. "They see us together a lot and aren't silly, they're switched on, but I don't stand there and kiss Emily in front of them. I still think there are ways [of hiding it from them]. It's because of the way I've been brought up and I don't necessarily think my way is right or wrong, it just my way and it feels natural."
Peter says that although his kids have not seen them 'kiss on the lips' they have enjoyed close family-type time with their dad and his new partner, such all jumping on the bed together to watch a film.
"But then it is all of us together," he says. "I want to keep it that way until it naturally happens over a period of time."
Although he has known Emily for over two years and been a couple for seven months, Peter says that to him, where his kids are concerned, it 'just still feels a little bit early'.
"A dream of mine would be to get married and have more children," he says. "And I'll do my best to do it correctly."
Read the full story in this week's new! magazine - out today