Cage fighter Alex Reid is envious of big families

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 08:43 AM IST

London: Cage fighter Alex Reid is "envious" of couples who have big families.

Reid, who has undergone two unsuccessful attempts at In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) with wife Katie Price, loves his spouse`s children from previous relationships, but is "broody" for his own children.

"I`m really envious of people with big families - I`m the youngest of six. I see Harvey, Junior and Princess and, I`ll be honest, I`m envious. As much as I love them, I want my own little things. I`m broody," quoted him as saying.

Reid also revealed while he tries to act as a "role model" to the youngsters, he finds fulfilling his role as stepfather a difficult task as he doesn`t want to upset the kids` dad Peter Andre.

"I try to be supportive and a good role model to them, but I try to be sensitive and respectful of the fact they have a dad who loves them and is great with them."

"It is difficult for any step dad, as you can`t get as close because they have a real dad - especially when the real father is so prominent in their lives. I have to remember that all the time and it can be tricky."

"You just have to be as loving and supportive as you can be, and that`s my role and that`s great. I accept that, but it can be upsetting too," he said.