Eric Dane is "a hundred times" more attracted to his wife now she is a mother.

The 38-year-old actor is astonished by the "dramatic" changes his life has undergone since he and spouse Rebecca Gayheart had their daughter Billie Beatrice, now 14 months, last year and he says he is more in love with his partner than ever.

He said: "I don't know if there's any change more significant that a human being can make than that of a woman becoming a mother. There's no change more dramatic.

"You know, I'm a hundred times more attracted to her now and I love her exponentially more than I did before. It's just great to see her be a mother."

Eric also spoke of how much he enjoys taking his daughter to the park and seeing how much she enjoys the experience.

He told People: "I like watching her laugh. Seeing this kid laugh when you put her on the swing, or slide down the slide with her, it's just. She owns me."

However, in order to spend time with Billie, the 'Grey's Anatomy' star has to get past the zealous attentions of his pet dog, Nellie the Chihuahua.

He said: "The second we brought Billie home she elected herself the Buckingham Palace guard.

"When Rebecca was feeding Billie, she would sit under Rebecca's feet. Any time anyone got near Billie, even if it was me, the dog would just start barking."