Mario Lopez is ready to wed
January 5th, 2012
02:35 PM ET

Mario Lopez is ready to wed

Mario Lopez was ready to put a ring on it over the New Year's holiday, and is now engaged to girlfriend Courtney Mazza.

The 38-year-old "Extra" host popped the question while in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, on New Year's Day, his rep tells CNN.

Lopez explained on "Extra," I've come to the realization that I'm never going to meet another woman as special and amazing as the one I have, and I think she's finally succumbed to my pressure and will take me," he laughed.

With his friend manning the home video camera and the (rumored to be $80,000) engagement ring in hand, Lopez took Mazza, with whom he has a one-year-old daughter, for a stroll on the beach.

"I don't have anything necessarily prepared, I'm just going to speak from the heart," Lopez said. "The sun's almost setting, the family's there, so we're good to go."

Although his actual proposal was kept off camera, Lopez and Mazza did emerge beaming, with Mazza showing off her engagement ring.

"She said yes, however it took her a minute," Lopez joked. (Mazza explained that she was just in shock: "We were hugging and then the next thing I know, you're on your knee!")

According to Us Weekly, the two plan to marry in Mexico sometime this year.

Lopez was previously married to Ali Landry, but the 2004 nuptials were annulled after two weeks.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Daniel

    Tight with his money. That's all he spent on her ring. At Bob, I'll kick your butt for you if you like f@ggot.

    January 6, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. bob

    I hope he comes out of the closet soon my butt misses him

    January 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Adara

    Yes, so they have a child together. It happens. Maybe they both wanted to take their time before taking a big step as marriage. Who won't want to take things slow. People seem to get stupid once they get marry and start putting the ball and chain on.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. carrieanne

    @Mike P you are on the mark! What is the problem with being married first and having a stable home to bring a child into?

    January 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sly Sadie

    I give this relationship no more than a year. He'll cheat again. Better get that pre-nup Mario.

    January 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Zen Angel

    Wait a minute...did I read that right? He proposed because he figures this is the best he can do?

    January 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike P

    I would be a heck of a lot more impressed with these celebrities if they exercised some self-control and got married BEFORE they had children. Not a role model for kids in sight these days.

    January 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. What a Joke

    Funny how it doesn't mention that his previous marriage was annulled after 2 weeks because he cheated on her while on their honeymoon. He's a jerk.

    January 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Terre

    OK Mario, don't mess it up this time @ the bachelor party like you did with Ali Landry....

    January 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Slater

    And Mr. Belding

    January 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Slater

    I totally banged all the chicas from Saved By The Bell... And Zack. And Screach

    January 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. el numero dos'

    Naaaaah. His eyes probably look funny like that because he has been snacking on dooodie.

    January 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. oh my goodness

    Mario is so cute and he has the dreamy est eyes ever. Lucky girl !

    January 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. el numero dos'

    I think it is written by and for 6 year old girls.

    January 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. el numero dos'

    Has anyone seen that comedy show called THE MIDDLE? That is the worst tv show I have ever seen.

    January 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |

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