Mario Lopez Thinks He and Courtney Mazza Might Have a ‘Quarantine Baby’



Ready for baby No. 4? Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza wouldn’t say no to adding to their ever-growing brood after quarantine is over.

“If we don’t get a quarantine baby out of this, I’m going to be surprised,” Lopez, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting the Tostitos “Salsa for Cinco” virtual dance-a-thon with Mazza, 37. “But we’ll see. I realize I’m not a kid myself.”

The couple welcomed their third child together, son Santino, in July 2019. The little one joined daughter Gia, 9, and son Dominic, 6, who are “obsessed” with their baby brother and help their parents with him whenever they can. While the Saved By the Bell alum would happily consider adding a fourth child to the mix, he noted that their house is already a bit chaotic as it is.

Mario Lopez Thinks He and Courtney Mazza Might Have a Quarantine Baby
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza attend the 3rd Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala on November 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. MediaPunch/Shutterstock

“The energy level is a lot when you’re dealing with them all the time,” he joked. “That’s my one regret, I wish I had started a little earlier. [But] very blessed to have three healthy kids, and they’re good kids, sweet, polite kids.”

As the family of five continues to adjust to life at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Lopez and Mazza haven’t shied away from explaining the major health and safety concerns to their kids.

“They have a pretty good grasp of it,” the Access Hollywood host said. “You just sort of put it in kids’ laymen’s terms about some people are sick out there, and we’re trying to be smart. That’s why people are staying home, so other people don’t get sick. They get it … They do miss their friends, and miss classes and stuff, but we’re all in it together, obviously, so this too shall pass, hopefully soon.”

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Gia Francesca Lopez, Mario Lopez, Dominic Lopez and Courtney Mazza attend the premiere of ‘Toy Story 4’ at El Capitan Theatre on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Matt Baron/Shutterstock

While the longtime couple is putting date nights on the back burner, they’re working hard to help families in need during this uncertain time. Lopez and Mazza are teaming up with Tostitos for “Salsa for Cinco,” an online dance event that aims to raise funds and awareness for the Latino community and their hardships amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Every day is a new adventure,” Mazza told Us. “When this came about, we were trying to think of ways to help from home, and this was a great partnership that … we could do it from our home and raise awareness and raise money.”

Tune into “Salsa for Cinco” streaming live on Lopez’s Instagram account on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. ET.

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