“The idea of family is more exciting to us than planning a wedding,” Bristowe tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We know we’re going to get married, but we’re really pumped to start a family! I don’t feel like there is a specific order we have to go in.”
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Joking aside, the pair, who already have a “full-time kid” on their hands with golden retriever Tucker, are playfully debating about that magic number.
“I want five kids, she wants four kids,” says Booth, 29. “We decided we’ll talk after one kid.”
Says Bristowe: “We might be like, ‘That’s enough. Tucker and one kid is fine!’ “
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— Aili Nahas