Alec Baldwin Has ‘Never Been Happier’ in Life: ‘I’m Dying to Have Another Child’

09/29/2015 at 07:30 PM ET

It’s been three months since he welcomed son Rafael Thomas, but Alec Baldwin is already dreaming about more children with wife Hilaria.

“I’m dying to have another child with my wife,” the actor told PEOPLE at the annual Exploring the Arts fundraising gala Monday night in New York City.

“I love my wife more than anything. I love our family, I’m very happy. I’ve never been happier before in my life.”

The newest addition, along with his big sister, 2-year-old Carmen Gabriela, has brought the entire Baldwin bunch closer together.

“Even my daughter Ireland has been visiting and we see her falling more in love with Carmen every day. It’s really fun,” Baldwin says. “This is the best time of my life and I owe it all to my wife, truly.”

Alec Baldwin Exploring the Arts fundraising gala
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And Carmen is feeling the love — and sharing it with Rafael. “She’s a good big sister. I didn’t think that was going to happen, but she kisses him, she tells him she loves him,” says Hilaria.

Despite having their hands full with two children, the couple still find time for the occasional date night. “We have some babysitters that are really great,” shares Hilaria of their secret to getting away.

“To us, date night actually means that we can talk to each other. When you go to a lot of events, it’s really fun and you talk to other people, but you don’t talk to each other.”

Yes…it's us… #Family (missing Rafael 💙)

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But despite the temporary freedom, the proud parents joke they often end up back at home before 9 p.m.

“We want to be in our casual clothes and go to a really tranquil restaurant around the corner, and then get into bed because our children come into bed with us,” Hilaria says.

“We have dinner at 6:30 and we’re home in bed by 8:30,” Baldwin adds.

Sunday love 💙💖

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After all, between Carmen and her baby brother — who’s “starting to coo and make sounds,” shares Baldwin — there’s plenty of entertainment right at home.

“Carmen is just at that age where the things that come out of her mouth make you laugh. She’s very funny,” says Hilaria.

In addition to his personal successes, Baldwin has had plenty of professional ones as well — including the unforgettable moment he shared the Saturday Night Live stage with music legend Tony Bennett.

The only thing that would make this better is @bootsiedonjuan

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Baldwin, who has hosted SNL a record-holding 16 times, frequently channels the singer — who founded ETA –when he appears on the late-night sketch show.

For the 57-year-old actor, imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.

“Tony Bennett is someone who is old-school in the best sense, he reminds us that this is supposed to be fun. He’s more than cool,” Baldwin says.

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For one special night in 2006, Bennett actually joined Baldwin — who was performing on SNL‘s “The Tony Bennett Show: With the Real Tony Bennett” — as Anthony Benedetto, a Tony Bennett impersonator.

Benedetto is best known for his biggest hit, “I Left My Heart in San Plans Disco.”

“That was probably the highlight of my career, actually,” Baldwin jokes of the experience.

— Lydia Price and Anya Leon

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Carol on

In two years, when they announce their divorce, they will ask people to respect their “privacy.”

nutsack on

Well Alec, you’re dying all right! HAHAHAHA. Please don’t make another kid, you have three, that’s enough! Hilaria has one of each now, let it go! Enough!

His impression of Bennett is absolutely spectacular, I love it, I laughed so hard when he was at the news desk. And his bit in the basement where he’s doing the video game is my favorite SNL sketch of the last decade, but I hate the Schweddy balls bit, it’s just sophomoric and unfunny (those women are NOT funny). Good for Ireland, glad she gets along with dad’s new family. I love the name Rafael.

nutsack on

His wife is so beautiful. And I love the name Ireland.

nutsack on

Well, he’s “dying” all right!😉. Three kids is enough! Hilaria has one of each now, she can stop. I love his Tony Bennett impression, one of my favorites. REALLY REALLY funny, and he was soooo funny on 30 Rock. A talented man. Glad his oldest kid is on board with his new family.

mamaofthree on

I think it’s lovely that he is enjoying parenthood so much. Those Baldwin genes are strong-both little ones look just like him! If being an involved father and spending time with family makes him so joyful, I think that counts for much more than being there longer in life with his kids. I bet as far as hours of being together as a family go, he has the opportunity to have more hours of their lives with them than fathers who work all day every day. It’s nice for them.

stacy on

beautiful family

Claudia on

Good on them! I like this family. I like their honesty about nannies and I do wish I had that too! Yes, I’m jealous but happy they shared.
I say go for it, you make beautiful babies and I love the names you picked for them. God bless

dd on

‘I’m Dying to Have Another Child’….bad choice of words! His kids are little martian heads!! no, they are cute!! nice eyes. Glad to see that he is enjoying fatherhood, cuz he spent all of Irelands growing up years fighting with K Basinger.

Anonymous on

Alec, I’m glad you like fatherhood, but your son is only three months old! Let your wife have a little breather before you have another kid!

Anonymous on

His wife is gorgeous looking.

Niki on

That’s going to be a lot of child support to pay.

Leigh on

He looks better than he’s looked in a long time.

Pat Green on

The Baldwins’/CAA paid shills are working again. Alec has put on 30+ pounds since he’s been married to Hilaria, the “Health Expert.” I see them frequently on University Place and Alec always looks angry and on the verge of a cardiac event. Hilaria is a poor man’s Salma Hayek. Ironic, isn’t it.

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