It’s baby #3 for the ‘Saved By the Bell’ star Mario Lopez and his wife of seven years Courtney.
Lopez, 45, posted the enthusiastic announcement on Instagram on Monday and included a gallery of photos of their new addition: Santino Rafael Lopez.
“It’s a BOY!!!! Healthy, beautiful baby boy … Santino Rafael Lopez!” the proud new father of three captioned his post. “Baby & Mom are doing great. Mrs. Lopez came through like a Champ! #BabyLopez3“
The newest little Lopez joins big sister Gia Francesca, 8½ and big brother Dominic Luciano, 5½.
The couple announced the son's impending arrival back in January, in an adorable family video in which all members of the family took part.
“We are adding to the team. We’re going to be a party of five,” Lopez said.
Mario and Courtney broke with the current trend and chose to keep the sex of their new baby a secret until he was born.
Big brother and sis were divided on what they wanted, a boy or a girl. And you can probably guess who wanted what. :-)
Having a third child was just icing on the cake as far as Mario and Courtney were concerned. They already had one of each (a boy and a girl, that is.)
“If it didn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be. Not part of God’s plan. We have one of each,” he said. “But it got in there! It snuck in, towards the end.”
Congratulations to the Lopez party of five - and welcome to little Santino. He’s a real cutie!!