FILE PICTURE dated Saturday August 1 2009. **EXCLUSIVE** Mario Lopez has announced today that his girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, 28, is pregnant with the couple's first child. Lopez, 36, met girlfriend Courtney back in 2008, when he was starring in the Broadway version of "A Chorus Line". Mario Lopez dines out at STK with girlfriend Courtney Mazza. (Pacific Coast News)more pics »Mario Lopez and his girlfriend Courtney Laine Mazza are expecting a baby this fall, and the former Saved by the Bell star and America's Best Dance Crew host went on Ellen today to talk all about his impending daddy status, and he says he doesn't want to know if he's getting a boy or a girl until the big day.
Mario Lopez and Courtney Laine Mazza (Getty)
Even though he says getting surprised with the baby's sex is "one of life's biggest surprises," his fans aren't too thrilled with having to play the waiting game. "The baby is due in the fall and people are very upset that I'm not finding out what the sex is going to be," he said on the show.
In addition to becoming a dad, Mario just got a dog, which he named -- ready for this -- Julio Cesar Chavez Lopez. It's an adorable French bulldog, and the puppy goes by Don Julio for shirt, thankfully! "He is the best little dog," Mario gushed. Just wait until he has a baby!
Ellen gave him a hilarious Baby Bjorn as a parting gift, and it was complete with sprayed-on abs, so everyone can still see his rock-hard abs while he's carrying his new kid!
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