Jason Kennedy on His First Year of Marriage to Lauren Scruggs: 'There Were So Many More Ups Than Downs'

The E! News anchor also admits to "practicing a lot" to have kids

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On Dec. 12, E! News co-host Jason Kennedy and wife Lauren Scruggs will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary, and according to Kennedy, the year has been a roller coaster of romance.

“Everybody talks about the first year and what it was like. It’s incredible. Do you fight? Of course you do. Do you get to know each other better? Of course you do,” Kennedy told PEOPLE at the Generosity.Org 7th Annual Night Of Generosity gala in Los Angeles on Friday. “There were so many more ups than downs. Just getting on the same page is fun.”

Scruggs, 27, who relocated from Dallas to be with Kennedy, 33, has been adapting well to Los Angeles, according to her new husband. “It’s a big deal when someone new comes into your life and moves and leaves her friends and family in Dallas, but we’ve been connecting,” Kennedy, who hosted the gala event to build wells in impoverished countries without clean water, added the he and his wife “have a great community of friends out here. We have a good church. She’s really been adapting well to L.A. I’m super proud of her.”

And Kennedy has quite an evening prepared for his wife on their anniversary: “We’re going to Big Sur, California. We’ve never been there before, but I hear it’s very romantic. So I’m thinking I’ll get there early, set up some candles and have E! News playing on repeat,” he joked.

But don’t expect to hear the pitter patter of any newborn feet just yet. “We practice a lot,” said Kennedy with a laugh. “We’re thinking another couple years. Everyone’s pressuring us. We have a lot of friends that have a lot of kids. They can’t really go out and do a lot of things. So, we wanted to get that out of the way, and then we’ll start trying to have some little rugrats.”

So, the couple is simply enjoying newlywed life right now – and Kennedy wouldn’t want it any other way. “I like being married. I like coming home to somebody at the house. I wish everybody could experience that,” he said. “I hope they do in their life because it’s the best feeling, honestly.”

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