is desperate to have a baby. The heartthrob singer admits he's started thinking about having children, despite his recent split from his wife of three years Jessica Simpson
. The 32-year-old revealed: "Obviously, it's not the right time for me to be a father. But the one thing I haven't had a chance to do is be a great dad."
Nick says he loves spending time with his pals' children since developing paternal feelings. He told Teen People magazine: "Playing with my friends' kids and having them call me Uncle Nick - that's life."
The hunky star - who achieved worldwide fame starring in his and Jessica's reality TV show 'Newlyweds
' - has also revealed he is happy being single again.
He said: "Don't feel sorry for me. I have a great life."