Dad-to-Be Mario Lopez Hits the Books

05/11/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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As dad-to-be Mario Lopez prepares for the fall arrival of his first child with girlfriend Courtney Mazza, the Extra host has noticed one very important piece of information seems to be missing.

“I was actually looking for a book for a first-time father and couldn’t find one. I’ve decided I’m going to write one of my own,” he tells Pop Eater.

“Guys want to help, too. There are tons of books for moms, but dads want to know what’s going on with the lady and the baby both emotionally and physically.”

However, the experience is not completely lost on Lopez, who admits his eyes have been opened to all the struggles that can accompany a pregnancy.

“I’m learning a lot about how difficult it is just to even get pregnant and all the things that can go wrong,” the author of Extra Lean, 36, says. “I have a new respect for that whole process and miracle of birth.”

Five months in and having opted for a delivery surprise, Lopez is doing his part to ensure baby comes out just the way he envisions.

“I’m trying to feed [Courtney] as often as I can,” he reveals. “I’d love a chubby, healthy baby.”

— Anya Leon

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News

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Mrs. R on

There are tons of books out there for a first time father. lists 13…

rb on

That is what I came to say. Lots of books about being a first time father. Maybe he needs to put down the pen & read a book or two about not cheating.

Sarah K. on

So, his first child isn’t even born yet but he’s going to write a book on how to be a first-time father…seems a little premature…

Amber K on

Mario Lopez having a first child is pretty amazing. that baby is going to be adorable. Good luck with everything=]. Atleast he is trying to be a dad unlike most fathers that leave the mother or accuse them! Go Mario ur doing a great job=]

Taylor on

There’s actually quite a few books for the father-to-be on the market; some of which have actually been given good ratings.

It’s great that he’s trying to take on an active roll in his girlfriend’s pregnancy but I’m going to assume not too many people would take advice from someone who’s not even a father yet. Give it a few years. If he still wants to make a few extra dollars, then he’ll have something to talk about.

Tee on

I try really hard to see the good in everybody and to not act in a judgemental fashion, even when I disagree with somebody. Gotta tell you though… everything this guy says annoys the stuffing out of me. He wants to write a book on being a first time father? Seriously? Good grief!

CelebBabyLover on

I have a hunch that Mario was at least partially joking about writing a book. 🙂

Steph on

well said taylor, I just want to add, did he even bother going into a book store or looking online at all?? Really wouldn’t trust anything he writes/gets written for him and if my husband came home with it he’d be turning right back around to return it!

Rebecca on

What a tool, I hate when people are going through pregnancy the first time and think, “Oh, I’m going to write a book about it!” There are enough GOOD pregnancy books out there (“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is NOT one of them) for people to add their shite to.