updated 06/12/2008 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/12/2008 AT 3:45 PM ET
Without a Trace star Roselyn Sénchez may be months away from exchanging vows with actor Eric Winter in November, but she’s already looking forward to life after the wedding – and it’s filled with the pitter-patter of little feet.
“Babies!” she gushes to InStyle Weddings in its summer issue when asked about what she’s most looking forward to post nuptials. “I can’t wait to see Eric with a baby. I just know he’s going to be the best father ever.”
Sénchez, 35, also reveals her secret to a drama-free union: “Always be your husband’s best friend, make him laugh and give him a little bit of freedom – you can’t suffocate him,” she says
Despite being ranked among the world’s sexiest women by Stuff and Maxim, the Puerto Rican-born actress is surprisingly traditional when it comes to her wedding fashion. “I can wear a sexy dress to any red carpet event. My wedding is my chance to go all the way and wear a princess silhouette,” says Sénchez.
Winter, 32, popped the question with a 4.3 carat, brilliant-cut sparkler by Michael Barin while vacationing with Sénchez in the Caribbean in December. The couple is planning to wed in the fall in San Juan with a four-day celebration including Puerto Rican fare, Cattleya orchids, and even a rum-infused signature drink.