Tom Cruise has revealed the extent of his love of fatherhood by claiming he wants to have seven more children with wife Katie Holmes.

Despite the 16-year age gap between the couple, Hollywood star Cruise said he wants to rival the six-strong brood of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The 46-year-old already has a daughter with Batman Begins star Holmes, Suri, while he and ex-wife Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella, now 16, and Connor, 13.

Speaking to the Sun, Cruise said: "I want ten children. I love kids. I feel really fortunate to have the teenagers and a two and a half-year-old. It's a great dynamic."

On Suri, two, Cruise described his daughter as "so charming... she's so beautiful, she's just great".

"I'm a great parent," he continued. "I want to be with my kids, and they get to do all the stuff that I wanted to do when I was growing up.

"My own father wasn't there much for me and I want to be a different dad to my kids. My family is the most important thing in my life."

29/12/2008 10:33:36