Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan Reynolds has never been one to dish details on his love life.

Case in point? The 36-year-old heartthrob secretly wed Blake Lively in a stunning Southern ceremony last summer before the tabloids even knew the couple was engaged.

While you won't find Reynolds sharing Instagram photos of the gorgeous duo, the perfect-picture pair are planning to start a family together, and the actor opened up about his future dreams of fatherhood in August issue of Details magazine.

"We'd love to have a big family," the mag's sexy cover star said. "We both come from big families—my parents did four, Blake's did five. A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know? We'll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think."

We concur that the notoriously private couple sounds like it will easily transition into parenthood (and it doesn't hurt that Blake, who credits Martha Stewart as her BFF, is also a fabulous chef!).

But just like the couple's nuptials, don't expect a big announcement detailing the baby news, and Reynolds explained why he has always chosen to keep his private life private.

Ryan Reynolds, Details Magazine Cover

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"I don't intentionally try to be evasive about that stuff," the actor, who was previously married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011, confessed. "If you ask me to describe my relationship, I mean—words are too clumsy to accurately describe how I feel in that regard, particularly in an interview. It's a strange thing. I understand the climate we live in and why people are curious. But it's just tough and almost emotionally violent—for anyone, I think—to see your personal life summarized in a sentence."

Smart guy. But Ryan, who is the youngest of four boys, did admit he hopes to have more of a female balance in his home when he and Blake, 25, decide to start a family of their own.

"I'm terrified that I'm genetically predisposed to only having boys," he said. "That's frightening. By the time I was 10 years old, and I'm not exaggerating, I knew how to patch drywall. There's nothing my brothers and I didn't put a hole in. We turned our home into a Wiffle house. That's something I'm not looking forward to."

Luckily, he's got his own domestic goddess to keep it all under control.

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