Courtney Laine Mazza, Mario Lopez

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Mario Lopez's next big project: Saved by the Bottle.

The Extra host confirmed Wednesday that he's expecting his first child with his girlfriend Courtney Laine Mazza.

"We're very happy," the couple said in a statement. "Courtney and I couldn't be more excited. I've waited my whole life to be a dad, this is a true blessing. I am looking forward to sharing this experience with my family and my family at Extra."

The happy duo met on the set of the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line in 2008, when Lopez was filling the role of choreographer/grand inquisitor Zach. (Ironic name, huh?)

But now it's the role of dad for the longtime bachelor, whose marriage to Ali Landry lasted barely seven weeks before being annulled. He also famously romanced Karina Smirnoff after his second-place appearance on Dancing With the Stars.


Mario Lopez's career received a major boost from Dancing With the Stars. Do you foresee great things from a member of this season's cast?

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