The gay Westlife singer – who recently announced his engagement to long-term partner Kevin McDaid – admits he would love to raise a family after being inspired by his bandmates.
He said: “I’m surrounded by children because Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne have kids. I love kids and there’s nothing like the gift of bringing up your own kids. It would be nice if I got to the place where I was ready to bring up a kid.”
Although he is overjoyed that 26-year-old Kevin – who he has been dating for five years – accepted his proposal, Mark, 29, admits he hasn’t yet started planning their nuptials.
He added: “There’s nothing planned as of yet, it’s just an engagement. We’re enjoying being engaged and obviously we’re excited about various different concepts for the wedding, but nothing has been decided upon. Both of us are very creative-minded people with a million ideas, so there’ll be a lot of time before we lock down exactly what it will be.
“I’d be lying if I said we had any idea.”