Mario Lopez, host of Extra and Saved by the Bell alum – can also add father to two adorable children to his resume. Lopez and his wife, Courtney, share a daughter, Gia Francesca, 3 1/2, and a son, Dominic, 10 months. Lopez spoke with People recently about his family’s summer plans and how fatherhood has affected him.
“We just got our pool finished so when Gia is not in Montessori school or at ballet classes, I get her to go swimming with her little brother, who has learned to swim before walking.”
He adds, “We all love summer because we can be outside and get a lot of exercise while having fun.”
Gia is also learning how to speak Spanish, play the piano, do gymnastics and enjoy theme parks.
Sounds like they keep the kids busy! Lopez continues:
“No matter what drama I deal with at work, when I get home and hear them scream, ‘Daddy!’ I forget whatever it was I was stressed about,” he explains.
When Lopez — whose candid new book, Just Between Us, [out in September]— has to be out of town for a day or two, he talks to the children on the phone and on Skype.
But if the business trip requires more than three days away, he arranges to take the children along.
“The hardest part of my new life as a dad is leaving for work in the morning,” Lopez says. “These kids have totally changed my life. They are simply fantastic!”
I love when dads dote on their kids. I find it incredibly sexy in a man. For example, nothing beats a dad who will play princess dress up with his daughter.
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