Jennifer Metcalfe has looked into freezing her eggs because she would "absolutely love" more children.
The ‘Hollyoaks’ star already has five-year-old son Daye with her ‘Geordie Shore’ star ex Greg Lake, 38, but would be keen to extend her brood to “five or six” if the conditions were “right”.
The 39-year-old actress told The Sun newspaper: “I’d absolutely love to have more kids. I’d like to have five or six, but the time and person I’m with would have to be right.”
Jennifer detailed how she got a check on her fertility and is considering getting her eggs frozen.
She said: “I know I want to have more children, so I had my eggs tested about three or four years ago.
“I was so young then and I had a lot of eggs, which was great. But apparently the number can drop at any point — and quite dramatically.
“I’m reaching 40 next year so maybe I will have them frozen. Judging by the logistics I really should, because I’d love a massive family.
“Daye always asks me, ‘Mummy, can you have a baby boy or a baby girl?’, and I reply, ‘I don’t know darling, hopefully I can’.
“I’m in no rush to meet a partner to have kids with, so I would consider adoption, or any other ways of having a child."
Jennifer - who has played Hollyoaks' Mercedes McQueen since 2006 - admitted her co-parenting agreement with ex Greg is “as perfect as it can be”, and says she and Daye “have such a lovely life in Manchester”.
She said: "Greg lives in Newcastle, so Daye visits him every other weekend. We both have our child’s best interests at heart ultimately, so whatever that brings, it brings.”