Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza arrives at the 2011 NCLR...

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza arrives at the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards on Sept. 10, 2011. According to reports January 4, 2012 Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza are engaged. Credit: Getty Images

Extra, extra: Mario Lopez is engaged.

After being a couple since 2008 and having a daughter together, "Extra" host Mario Lopez and actress-dancer Courtney Mazza became engaged over New Year's weekend while vacationing in Ixtapa, Mexico.

"We took a walk alone as the sun was setting," Lopez, 38, told Us Weekly Wednesday. "I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jeté!"

Added Mazza, 30, "Besides our daughter's birth, this was the best moment of my life!"

She and Lopez met when they appeared in "A Chorus Line" on Broadway.

Top Stories


Unlimited Digital AccessOnly 25¢for 5 months