“Ariana is so happy and in love,” a source says of the songstress. “She still has to pinch herself to make sure it’s real.”
Grande, 28, who tied the knot with the realtor, 26, last May after a year of dating, “always wanted to start having kids before she turned 30,” explains the source, who says it’s one of the reasons the romance moved so quickly. “Well, they’ve enjoyed a year as newlyweds now, and they are more than ready for the next chapter.”
According to the source, the "7 Rings" singer is already planning the nursery in the couple’s $6.7 million Montecito, Calif., mansion, and Gomez is helping her pick out furniture, toys and baby clothes.
“She wants at least three children, and Dalton is on the same page,” adds the source. “Ariana feels like she’s accomplished so much in her life, and the only thing that’s missing is a bunch of little ones running around the house!”
The lovebirds have had babies on the mind for a long time. As OK! previously reported, a source dished they were both already "itching" to welcome their own bundle of joy practically from the moment they said "I do."
"Dalton's very mature for his age and has a strong work ethic," a source spilled of the luxury real estate agent. "Ariana thinks he'll be a great dad. He's a wonderful person and so genuine."
According to the Grammy Award winner's friends, Grande has always had a soft spot in her heart for children. "She loves kids and always makes time to chat with her young fans," the source continued. "She grew up in the spotlight and has experienced the downside of fame as well, but it's only made her more caring and empathetic. She has such a big heart."