Mario Lopez's wife Courtney gives birth to second child Dominic

Published Tuesday, Sep 10 2013, 10:25 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Mario Lopez has become a father for the second time.

The former Saved By The Bell star and his wife Courtney welcomed a baby boy called Dominic Lopez overnight.

He told fans: "It's a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please welcome Dominic Lopez to the world! Couldn't be happier... ‪@CourtneyMLopez & baby are doing just fine."

Courtney Mazza, Mario Lopez and their daughter Gia 'Dragons' presented by Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at Staples Center - Arrivals Los Angeles, California - 12.07.12 Mandatory Credit: Nikki Nelson /

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Mario, Courtney and their daughter Gia.

Mario had been filming on X Factor USA, which he hosts, when he got word that Courtney was in labour with the couple's second child.

He tweeted: "Whoa… cutting it close. Just wrapped X Factor and I'm rushing to the hospital. Baby Lopez #2 is coming tonight! Baby better wait for me!"

Mario was joined at the hospital by his mother and Courtney's mother, and tweeted a picture of the trio dressed in scrubs as they awaited little Dominic's arrival.

Mario Lopez with his mum and mother-in-law awaiting arrival of their son Dominic, 9 September 2013

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Mario with his mother and mother-in-law at the hospital

He added the caption: "The mommas and I are ready to go! It's game time..."

Another picture showed Mario giving Courtney a supportive kiss on the cheek as she waited in the delivery suite.

It appears after the initial excitement of rushing to the hospital there was a bit of a wait, as Mario found time to tweet the football scores. He also wrote: "This anticipation is killing me..."

Courtney Mazza, Mario Lopez awaiting arrival of their son Dominic, 9 September 2013

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Mario with Courtney in the delivery room.

It was worth the wait though, as Mario tweeted after the birth: "I am in heaven right now.... And in a bar. ‪#CelebratingDominicLopez!"

Little Dominic is the couple's second child, following daughter Gia who was born three years ago.

Congratulations to Mario and Courtney!

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