Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza welcome 'healthy, beautiful baby boy Santino Rafael Lopez'

In January this year, Lopez posted an Instagram video with his family including daughter Gia, 8, and son Dominic, 5, in which he announced he and Broadway dancer Courtney, 36, were expecting to add to the family soon


                            Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza welcome 'healthy, beautiful baby boy Santino Rafael Lopez'

Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Lopez (nee Mazza) announced Monday that their welcomed their third child together. Taking to Instagram, Mario posted a picture of the baby boy and wrote: "It’s a BOY!!!! Healthy, beautiful baby boy... Santino Rafael Lopez! Baby & Mom are doing great. Mrs. Lopez came through like a Champ!"

In January this year, Lopez posted an Instagram video with his family including daughter Gia, 8, and son Dominic, 5, in which he announced he and Broadway dancer Courtney, 36, were expecting to add to the family soon. Providing fans with updates on Gia's dancing, Nico's wrestling and his busy schedule, Mario asked his wife what she'd been up to. On receiving the news, Mario exclaimed, “We are adding to the team. We are having a party of five. … So blessed,” Us Magazine reported.

Months later, the former 'Saved by the Bell' star told Us Weekly, the kids were "fighting over names" for the baby. “They’re both fired up! We have some contenders,” he told the publication. “[The name is] definitely going to be Italian, definitely going to be Catholic. That we know.”

Mario added that Courtney had "been a trooper. She’s been very fortunate that she hasn’t struggled, hasn’t gotten sick. She looks great pregnant. … She wears it well.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez arrive at the 5th Annual Blue Diamond Foundation at Dodger Stadium on June 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

The former 'X Factor' host met his wife in 20018 when they worked together on Broadway production 'A Chorus Line,' according to PEOPLE. They were wedded in Punta Mita, Mexico, in December 2012, in an outdoor ceremony, with Gia, then two, serving as flower girl.

Mario told the publication at the time, more children can be expected. “We’re working on that,” he declared. “Right after the wedding. We’ll wait for the guests to leave and then we’re getting right on that!”

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