Mario Lopez Biography
Mario Lopez is an American TV Host, Actor, and Author who is best known for appearing in several TV series and shows, including “Too Hot to Handle,” “Family Guy,” “Holiday in Santa Fe,” and “Saved By The Bell.”
Lopez is also a dancer. He began dance education when he was 3 years old. He used to train in jazz and tap. Lopez got discovered by a talent agent at a dance recital when he was 10 years old. When Lopez was 7 years old, he did wrestling, karate, and tumbling at his local Boys and Girls Club, and he excelled. Lopez is a proud 1991 graduate of Chula Vista High School.
Lopez has worked in local commercials and advertisements. He has also made appearances in many projects such as “Dancing with the Stars” (season 3). Lopez has served as a host of America’s Best Dance Crew for MTV. In the year 2012, Lopez served as a co-host of season 2 of the American version of “The X Factor” with Khloé Kardashian.
Mario Lopez Age
Lopez is 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 10, 1973, in San Diego, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of October every year.
Mario Lopez Height
Lopez stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).
Mario Lopez Family
Lopez was born to Elvia Lopez (mother) and Mario Michael Lopez (father). His dad was a native of Culiacán, Sinaloa, and his mom was of Tijuana, California. Both his parents are Mexican emigrants and are Catholic.
Mario Lopez Siblings
Lopez was raised alongside his 2 siblings, Emilio Lopez (brother) and Marissa Lopez (sister – younger). Marissa is married to Kailee Wong, a well-known former Houston Texans linebacker and NFL Minnesota Vikings.
Mario Lopez Wife
Lopez is married to Courtney Mazza, a Broadway producer, actress, and dancer. They tied the knot on December 1, 2012, at a wedding ceremony held in Punta Mita, Mexico. The couple first met on A Chorus Line on Broadway in New York in the year 2008.
Mario Lopez Ex-Wife / Divorce
Lopez was previously married to Ali Landry. They tied the knot on April 24, 2004, at a Catholic wedding ceremony held at the Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They wedded after dating for 6 years. Lopez and Ali however divorced 2 weeks after they wedded. In an interview in the year 2011, Lopez confessed that they divorced after Ali discovered she was unfaithful to her days before the wedding at his bachelor party. Lopez has also dated Karina Smirnoff, a professional dancer for 2 years (2006-2008).
Mario Lopez Children
Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza take great pride in being mom and dad to their 3 children: 2 sons; Santino Rafael Lopez (lastborn) and Dominic Lopez (secondborn), and a daughter; Gia Francesca Lopez (firstborn). Santino is 3 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 2019. Dominic is 9 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 2013. Gia Francesca is 12 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 2010. Lopez likes spending his spare time with his kids and wife.
Mario Lopez Net Worth
Lopez is the wealthiest actor among the ‘Saved By The Bell’ actors. He has an annual estimated net worth of $35 Million.
Mario Lopez Too Hot to Handle
Lopez is starring in the reality TV series and dating game show “Too Hot to Handle,” which premiered on April 17, 2020, on Netflix. He appears as the host of the series’s season 4. The fans were surprised by his appearance of him in a trailer for the new season.
The reality TV show follows a group of determined singles visiting paradise to meet and mingle, as well as remain celibate for their chance to go home with $100,000. In order to carry home the enticing grand prize, there is a twist! All the singles have to give up sex. The total number of cast members featured in the series is 24 – including Burch – the narrator, and 10 singles.
Mario Lopez Controversy
Lopez got accused of date rape ‘allegedly’ in the year 1993. However, the prosecutors did not find any evidence of the allegation. Many witnesses “contradicted the woman’s account of her encounter” with Lopez.
Mario Lopez Boxer
Lopez is passionate about fitness and health. He was featured on the cover of the November 2013 issue of FitnessRX For Men magazine. He is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (2022) and a boxer. In February 2018, he received a blue belt under Professor Robert Hill of Gracie Barra Glendale.
Mario Lopez Books / Author
Lopez has penned 3 non-fiction books;
- Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness (published 2008 – New York Bestseller)
- Extra Lean Family (published in May 2021)
- Mario and Baby Gia (published on September 27, 2011 – children’s book)
Mario Lopez Other TV Shows & Movies
Other than appearing in the show “Too Hot to Handle,” Lopez has also appeared in other series like “Saved By The Bell,” “Holiday in Santa Fe,” “Family Guy,” “Access Hollywood,” “All Access,” “Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love,” and many others.
Mario Lopez Plastic Surgery
There were once rumors that Lopez underwent plastic surgery. Fans started noticing a different look on his face (especially his dimple) and rumors spread that he might have undergone a facelift. However, Lopez has not undergone any plastic surgery. He announced his surgery in the year 2019 and the surgery was not ‘plastic.’ Further details on his surgery are under review.