Colleen Garcia and Billy Crawford are looking forward to their lives as future parentsbut they're not in a major rush.

In an interview with PEP.ph, Coleen expressed that she wanted to have a baby before she turned 30, but not until she has had time to focus on her own goals.

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"It's just that apart from work, there are a lot of personal things also that I'd like to accomplish before we move forward," the actress said at the opening of Hong Kong-based home fragrance brand Carroll & Chan. 

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Coleen noted how important it was for couples to be ready before they start building their families.

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"The more we grow up, the more we realize how big of an impact parents make in children's lives talaga. We just really want to be good parents and that's what we're preparing for and that's why we don't want to rush things also. We want to make sure that we're definitely mature enough, and that we're done with our own personal issues before we actually are ready to put others' lives ahead of our own."

For Billy's part, he couldn't tell his parenting style just yet. "Hindi namin masasabi how we will raise our kids and how they will turn out," he said. "What we can give them is whatever we lacked sa amin."

He, however, thought his wife would make a great mother, "She is the strongest woman I've ever met.

"I know for a fact that our kids, no matter what happens, will be protected, will be loved, will be guarded. And her intelligence as well, with life and lahat, lahat ng mga experiences niya. There's so much wisdom in such a young person's heart and pag minahal niya ang isang tao, mahal niya."

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Coleen also cited her husband's good traits, which for her were indicators of Billy becoming a great dad.

"Apart from the obvious fact that Billy loves children, he's such a gentleman and he's so great at being a man. Among every one I've met, si Billy talaga, he just really knows how to be a man. Especially if, for example, we have a baby boy, I know that he'll bring up our boy just like him na sobrang gentleman, knows how to put other people first, and knows how to be a man, basically." 

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This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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