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Just Keep Swimming! Inside Mario Lopez’s Finding Dory Birthday Bash for His Kids

09/21/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

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Dawn Gregg

Mario Lopez‘s kids had a birthday party that was “totally tubular!”

The Extra host, 42, and his wife Courtney threw their son and daughter a Finding Dory-themed extravaganza.

Birthday girl Gia Francesca, 6, and Dominic, 3, rang in their September birthdays with a candy- and creature-filled afternoon under the sea.

The sibling set wore custom made shirts with their name and age on the front, while their parents sported “Just Keep Swimming” shirts. About 120 people came to the outdoor event, and family members flew in from Pittsburgh, Delaware, Ohio and San Diego.

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Time Out! Former Saved by the Bell Costars Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen Have a Mini Reunion – with Their Daughters!

08/09/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

It’s a Bayside High School reunion for Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen!

The actors — known for their characters A.C. Slater and Kelly Kapowski on the hit ’90s high-school sitcom and its spin-off, Saved by the Bell: The College Years — met up at Monday’s premiere of Disney’s newest film Pete’s Dragon, a live-action retelling of the 1977 animated classic, starring Bryce Dallas Howard.

Along for the ride? Lopez’s 5½-year-old daughter Gia Francesca and Thiessen’s little girl Harper Renn, 6.

“Gia & I loved seeing @tiffanithiessen & her adorable little mini-me Harper!” Lopez wrote on Instagram next to a selfie of the foursome ready to watch the film at Los Angeles’ El Capitan Theatre, popcorn bucket in hand.

Mario Lopez Tiffani Thiessen Reunion Pete's Dragon
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Mini Model! Mario Lopez’s Son Makes His Runway Debut with Finding Dory Collection

05/20/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

Move over, Mario Lopez — there’s a new fashion-savvy heartbreaker in town!

On Thursday, Lopez’s 2½-year-old son Dominic Luciano made his first runway appearance for the debut of Trina Turk‘s Disney/Pixar Finding Dory collection at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California.

Nico rocked a blue shirt featuring the titular character and emblazoned with the words, “Searching for Adventure,” as well as tropical-print shorts and blue shoes, while holding a toy Nemo.

And of course Lopez, 42, and his wife of three yearsCourtney, were there to cheer their son on.

Mario Lopez Dominic Fashion Debut
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Mario Lopez on His Daughter Getting a Phone for Christmas: I Didn’t Have One Until My ‘Late 20s’

01/26/2016 at 03:00 PM ET

The holidays may have come and gone, but Ellen DeGeneres is still all about giving her audience the gift of a good view.

On Tuesday’s epside of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres shared a snapshot of guest Mario Lopez on Christmas Eve — wearing nothing but underwear.

“My wife is so shady — I was putting presents out before Santa came the next day and she took a picture. I kick it in my underwear!” Lopez, 42, explains.

Although the dad of two can be seen holding a large wrapped box — a building set for his son — the Extra host admits at the top of 2-year-old Nico‘s wish list was a light saber.

“He was all fired up about getting a light saber. That was his big deal,” says Lopez. “We had light saber fights … I love getting to be a kid again and having this whole Star Wars experience again.”

Mario Lopez Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Inside Mario Lopez’s Sweet Carnival-Themed Birthday Party for His Kids

09/16/2015 at 03:15 PM ET

Mario Lopez doubled the birthday celebrations with a joint carnival-themed party for his kids — daughter Gia Francesca, who turned 5 on Friday, and son Dominic Luciano, who turned 2 on Sept. 9.

“I loved the carnival theme, and I love that the kids are born two days apart so I can do the combo birthday party,” the Extra host, 41, tells PEOPLE. “I’m going to try to get away with that as long as I can!”

Lopez and his wife Courtney, 33, invited 80 guests to their Los Angeles-area home on Saturday to celebrate their kids’ milestones with plenty of carnival fun, including a magician, a face painter, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, and what the host describes as “the biggest piñata that you’ve ever seen.”

Mario Lopez carnival kids birthday party
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Mario Lopez Shares His Perfect Father’s Day Plans

06/16/2015 at 06:45 PM ET

Mario Lopez is the ultimate family man — and the Extra host has proof.

Just ahead of Father’s Day, the dad of two created his first-ever Flipagram video, which features 20 photos of the star alongside wife Courtney, 32, daughter Gia Francesca, 4½, and son Dominic, 21 months. The short video is set to Marc Anthony‘s “Muy Dentro De Mi,” and highlights milestones such as the birth of Dominic, sweet brother-sister snapshots and a photo of Lopez, 41, with his father.

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Mario Lopez: ‘There Are No Time-Outs’ in Parenthood

06/04/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Mario Lopez and family
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Mario Lopez is learning that there’s no such thing as a weekend when you’re a parent.

In the June issue of Parents Latina magazine, Lopez offers a peek inside the “chaos” of raising daughter Gia Francesca, 4½, and son Dominic, 21 months, with wife Courtney.

“There are no time-outs, really. Weekends, you think you can catch up on rest, and it’s the opposite. It gets even busier. It’s a different kind of busy!” he says.

“My wife and I call our son Wreck-It Ralph because he destroys everything. He’s got a lot of fire in him,” the Extra host continues. “My daughter is very dramatic. She’s been sick recently, and this morning she said, ‘Oh my god, I’m not going to feel better. My cough is never going to go away!’ I told her, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll be okay.’ ”
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