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Gossip Girl Star Kevin Zegers has had an eventful year, with a blockbuster movie (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and a wedding. Now he’s got his eyes set on another achievement: fatherhood.

Despite the fact that Kevin first hit our radar as bad boy drug dealer Damien Dalgaard, the Ontario-born actor tells ET Canada  that he’s all about becoming a family man. Since settling down with longtime girlfriend Jaime Feld, Kevin is feeling far more familiar. In an August interview with People, Kevin mused, “I feel like, now, when I work, I’m not just working for myself. My selfishness meter has gone down.”

It’s that aspiration to be a more selfless person that has him and Jaime “trying hard” to bring a little one into their family (though it’s hardly drudgery, wink wink nudge nudge). “The more stuff I can do that’s not about me, the better.”

Kevin’s life hasn’t always been so peaceful. The star confessed in August to having struggled with addiction in the past. This year, he lost a close friend to the disease when Cory Monteith passed away due to an accidental heroin overdose. “By the grace of God, I’m not dead,” Kevin told Bello magazine about his own struggle with substance abuse. “It’s a f--king horrible disease.”

We’re glad to see Kevin is on a positive path these days!

Sources: ET Canada, People