Mario Lopez, 45, and his wife Courtney, 37, welcomed their third child, a healthy baby boy named Santino Rafael Lopez, in early July.
And on Wednesday evening the TV host – who recently was hired by Access Hollywood – talked to DailyMail.com exclusively about having a new baby in the home while at the #BonesLoveMilk Shredquarters, an indoor pop-up skatepark experience in Huntington Beach, California.
When asked about life at home with his third child, Mario said, ‘It’s great, the kids are obsessed with Santino. I got two boys now, I can’t believe it.’
Proud papa: – Mario Lopez talked to DailyMail.com exclusively about having a new baby in the home while with his eldest son at the #BonesLoveMilk Shredquarters, an indoor pop-up skatepark experience in Huntington Beach, California on Wednesday
Baby is here! Mario announced the birth of the newborn, calling him Sonny – short for Santino Rafael
He added, ‘We are really happy, we have to get used to new sleep schedule. And baby and mom are doing great.’
The event was partnered by the California Milk Processor Board, the entity behind the iconic got milk? campaign
Lopez was with his son, Nico, along with actress, Navia Robinson of Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home.
Happy man: When asked about life at home with his third child, Mario said, ‘It’s great, the kids are obsessed with Santino. I got two boys now, I can’t believe it’
Thumb’s up: He added, ‘We are really happy, we have to get used to new sleep schedule. And baby and mom are doing great’
The event kicked off o kick off a week-long program of skate events at the on Wednesday, July 24.
It’s a new effort dedicated to educating California youth on the real benefits of milk as ‘nature’s energy drink.’
It’s called #BonesLoveMilk and is an unconventional way to bring this effort to life through California skate culture, connecting kids and teens with their passion points — and on their turf – showcasing how milk is a nutrient powerhouse.
His eldest: The event was partnered by the California Milk Processor Board, the entity behind the iconic got milk? campaign Lopez was with his son Dominic
A new friend: Here Mario is seen shaking hands with Christian Hosoi
The effort includes the unveiling of the #BonesLoveMilk Shredquarters – an immersive, indoor skatepark experience as part of a week-long program.
The#BonesLoveMilk Shredquarters is free and open to the public over the next week (July 27 – August 4).
The TV host shared a photo of the newborn on Instagram on Monday along with photos of him holding the baby and his pregnant wife.
All stars: Here is Chris Cole, Cordano Russell, Mario, Dominic, Bryce Wettstein, Christian Hosoi and Tom Asta
‘It’s a BOY!!!! Healthy, beautiful baby boy… Santino Rafael Lopez! Baby & Mom are doing great. Mrs. Lopez came through like a Champ!’ he wrote by the photo.
The little brother will be welcomed into the family by big sister Gia, aged eight, and brother Dominic, aged five.
The happy couple met back in 2008 while working together on A Chorus Line on Broadway. They got married in Punta Mita, Mexico in December 2012 and their daughter Gia served as their flower girl.
New baby: Lopez and his wife Courtney welcomed their third child in early July. A healthy baby boy named Santino Rafael Lopez
Little brother: The little brother will be welcomed into the family by big sister Gia, aged eight, and brother Dominic, aged five
Oh baby! The couple announced back in January that they were expecting their third child together. Courtney is pictured above in the hospital
The couple announced in January that they were expecting their third child together.
‘Oh BABY!! Here we go again… #LopezPartyOfFive #DebutingInJuly,’ Courtney wrote on Instagram.
‘We are adding to the team. We’re going to be a party of five,’ the Saved By the Bell star wrote. He also noted that they didn’t know the sex of the baby.
Later in the day, Mario shared a sweet video and photos of the moment he told his elder children whether they would be having a brother or sister.
The adorable clip saw Gia and Dominic sitting on the couch giving a few guesses as to what the little bundle of joy was.
Big brother and big sister! Lopez took to social media earlier in the day to share a sweet photo of his elder two children holding their baby brother for the first time
Little Dominic was torn – wanting a sister to be the ‘king’ and protect his ‘queens’ or having two ‘kings’ to protect their elder sister.
The five-year-old was besotted when he found out he would be an older brother to little Sonny.
Mario also shared touching photos of the kids cradling their brother while visiting mom at the hospital.
The host captioned the images: ‘Kids excited to finally find out what their sibling is…’
In an interview with PEOPLE, Lopez explained that he didn’t want to know the sex of the baby — a tradition they have had with all of their kids.
‘We’re pretty old school, you know, it being the tie-breaker,’ he told the magazine. ‘It doesn’t matter, to be honest, as long as it’s healthy. We’re just very excited. The gender reveal will be when it’s born!’
The happy father also went on to call his third child a ‘Christmas miracle’ for his family.