John Stamos asked girlfriend Caitlin McHugh to marry him less than two months ago, but it looks like they'll soon be calling each other mom and dad in addition to husband and wife. The 54-year-old Fuller House actor tells People he and the 31-year-old McHugh are expecting their first child, and his age may have played a role in expediting their household's expansion. It appears it was McHugh's suggestion that they have a kid before they tied the knot, and when Stamos asked her why, he says she teased: "Because you're old." "We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely," Stamos explains. "So we said, 'Oh, well, maybe we should have a family.'"
Stamos says he's "always wanted to be a dad," but he figured "that ship has sailed." He's now eager to apply all the parenting "practicing" he did on TV. "I've done every schtick thing that you can do ... saying every song, bits and jokes and diaper gags. I'll probably just do all that." He also predicts the baby, whose gender will remain a secret until birth, "is gonna look like Don Rickles," per the Los Angeles Times. Stamos was previously married to actress Rebecca Romijn from 1998 to 2005. More on why he's now ready to be a dad in a People follow-up. (Read more John Stamos stories.)