Jesse Tyler Ferguson can't wait to have kids.

The 'Modern Family' star, who married 28-year-old lawyer Justin Mikita in New York City in July, has revealed the couple are ''baby crazy right now.''

The 38-year-old actor joked to ''We see kids with families walking around, and if those parents look away for too long, someone has to hold us back to not steal them.''

He added: ''It's definitely part of our long-term plan. I made a joke that I wanted 'a Kate Gosselin situation,' but that was taken far too literally. I really don't want eight kids. I think we could handle one - two, tops.''

Jesse only recently realised that Justin will always be there to support him.

He explained: ''There was a time that I went to the doctor's office and the form said, 'Are you single, divorced, married?' And I got to check the 'married' box. Then I put Justin as my emergency contact, and when it asked, 'How do you know this person?' I wrote, 'Husband.'

''It really clicked in for me. Not that it didn't when I took the vows, but I realised that it will carry on for the rest of our lives. I will always have this person in my life to have my back and to call my husband.''

Being married has also made Jesse feel more secure.

He said: ''Arguments that you have just don't feel that monumental because it's your husband and you know that you're going to make up.''