Blake Lively can't wait to have kids.

The broody 'Gossip Girl' star has nieces and nephews but admitted she would love to soon have children of her own.

She told more! magazine: ''I want to be a mum someday. I'm upset that my nieces and nephews aren't my own children. It's something I can't wait for and I'm so excited about.''

Blake also revealed her ideal man is someone who can be also be her best friend.

The 24-year-old actress is currently in a relationship with Ryan Reynolds and previously dated 'Gossip Girl' co-star Penn Badgley and she says it is Friendship that first attracts her to a guy.

She said: ''When I look for a partner there has to be a strong connection. He needs to be my best friend, whether he's macho or sensitive - it doesn't matter. He also has to make me laugh. I enjoy someone who's a lot of fun to be with.

''He also needs to be kind, patient, caring and not take himself too seriously. And of course, he needs to appreciate my cooking! I'm very domestic.''