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Mario Lopez welcomes baby girl

09/12/2010 by Kristina Lopez

Television personality Mario Lopez, right, arrives with girlfriend Courtney Mazza to the premiere of 'Michael Jackson's This Is It,' Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Its a girl for former Saved By the Bell star and Extra TV host Mario Lopez and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza.

The couple welcomed their first child, Gia Francesca Lopez, on Saturday, reports Extra TV.  "We are so overjoyed," Lopez said. "What an amazing, wonderful and overwhelming experience to welcome our daughter into the world."

The baby was born in Burbank, California and weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. Both mother and daughter are reportedly fine.

Lopez, 36, and Mazza, 28, met in 2008 when Lopez had a guest stint on A Chorus Line on Broadway. Back in May, Lopez told People magazine that the baby book market offered few options for new dads.

"There's so much out there for women but not so much for men, and I want to be a very hands-on dad," he said. "I think having a humorous but informative way to tell that story would be great for a show."


 

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