December 17, 2015 08:00 AM

Peta Murgatroyd may be in no rush to walk down the aisle, but she certainly can’t wait to start a family with fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

“I would just like to bask in this engagement bliss for a little bit. Maybe for a year. Maybe a little less,” the Dancing with the Stars pro says in PEOPLE’s latest cover story. “But I would like to start [having kids] pretty soon. A little boy, and then a little girl.”

Chmerkovskiy disagrees on that plan of action.

“A little girl first, then a little boy. I think an older girl would be more responsible. I was an exceptional older brother, but I think that was just a one-in-a-billion thing,” he says with a laugh.

“You are one in a billion,” Murgatroyd, 29, replies. “Maks always wants to take care of everybody, which, to me, was the biggest sign that he’ll be an amazing father and take care of me the rest of my life.”

  Jim Wright

  Jim Wright

For more from Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd — including their wedding plans — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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  Jim Wright

Whatever their future holds, Chmerkovskiy, 35, says he looking forward to a long future with his bride-to-be.

“I’m not just looking forward to the next 20 years. I’m looking forward to the 20 years after that, when the kids are out of the house and it’s just the two of us again. I can’t wait.”

— Patrick Gomez

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