The Glee star, who is best known for playing choir master Will Schuester on the show, is dating singer Renee Puente.
“Professionally, I feel like I’ve conquered a lot of my goals so personally, I’d like to start a family sometime in the near future,” he said.
“I want to go down that road and give my life that fullness and explore that meaning of being a father myself one day could bring. So that’s a goal of mine eventually. I’m excited about that absolutely.”
Matthew, whose new album Where It All Began is out now, admitted he’s thrilled about the thought of being a dad.
“There’s an inevitable kind of dauntingness that comes along with bringing a child up in this crazy world that we live in, but I want to fully know love and know selflessness. And I don’t think there’s any more selflessness than raising a kid. Then life is definitely not about you,” he continued.
The 34-year-old, who was formerly engaged to actress Chrishell Stause, previously said: “I met Renee at a Grammy party about two years ago. It was definitely one of those things – she walked into the room and she took my breath away, she’s gorgeous.
“It’s funny – you date your whole life and you definitely know what you want and what you don’t want from going through the ringer, but Renee is definitely the one.”