January 04, 2012 12:18 PM by Perry Miller
Mario Lopez is engaged! The EXTRA host and former Dancing with the Stars contestant popped the question to Broadway dancer, Courtney Mazza, his girlfriend since 2008 and mother to his 2-year-old daughter, Gia, while on vacation. So what did Mario Lopez say when he asked for her hand in marriage? Read on to find out.
Mario Lopez is going to be a married man! He recently asked his longtime girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, for her hand in marriage while on vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico.
“We took a walk alone as the sun was setting,” Mario Lopez told US Weekly. “I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!”
This will be the second trip down the aisle for the current host of America’s Best Dance Crew. In 2004, he wed actress Ali Landry in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The marriage was annulled after only two weeks based on alleged infidelities by Mario during their six year courtship.
Next Mario Lopez had a two year relationship with his Dancing with the Stars partner, Karina Smirnoff. The pair had obvious chemistry when they were paired together on the show’s third season in 2006. They eventually came in second behind Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.
After he split with Karina Smirnoff, Mario Lopez starred on Broadway in A Chorus Line where he met his soon-to-be-wife, Courtney Mazza. On September 11, 2010 the happy couple welcomed daughter, Gia.
The couple plan to wed later this year in Mexico.
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