Recently engaged Mario Falcone has surprised us all with some more news about his future plans.
Not only is the reality TV star set to wed beauty salon owner Becky Miesner, with plans to tie the knot later this year, but he’s already planning further.
Mario has got his eye on becoming a dad for the first time once he’s married to Becky, and, by the sound of it, he doesn’t want to wait too long.
Speaking to OK! Online, Mario said that he loves being around babies and can hardly wait to have one of his own.
“I’m Mario Poppins – I love babies,” he said. “It’s no secret that if there’s a baby in the room I’m like a magnet to it.
“I’m broody because of my nieces and nephews – they always get cuddles from me. Hopefully it’ll happen after the wedding and not before, but I can’t wait to be a dad.”
The 29 year old was asked if there might even be a baby announcement to be made before the end of the year and said it could be “Within a week of the wedding”!
Mario certainly has things planned, and says that he feels he ‘deserves’ the happy developments in his life after suffering some tough times.
“I can’t wait,” he said. “It’s nice to get a change in my life now. I feel like I’ve been through a lot, so I sort of deserve it.”
Mario has recently been working with his former TOWIE co-star Ferne McCann, and posted a snap of himself with Ferne’s baby daughter, Sunday, to his Instagram account.
Labelling it as “baby sitting in between shooting” he certainly seems ready to be a dad when he gets the chance.
Mario proposed to Becky on holiday and was so excited that he shared images of the exact moment he popped the question on his Instagram page.
Mario had previously been engaged to his former TOWIE co-star Lucy Mecklenburgh after proposing to her on the show but the pair later separated.
With the speed that things are moving at in his current relationship, he’ll be a married dad of one before too long and he’ll love every second.
Congratulations Mario – it’s a heck of a big year you’ve planned out. You’ve just got to do it all now!