Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza are getting in some romantic time ahead of the birth of their second baby in September.
The cute couple headed off for a babymoon at pal Joe Francis’ Mexican mansion, Casa Aramara, in Punta Mita the week of March 27.
“They didn’t bring their 2-year-old daughter, Gia, so they just spent time enjoying each other’s company, walking on the beach, getting massages, playing in the pool and watching the sunset,” a friend reveals to Life & Style, adding that the $30 million estate’s personal chef has been indulging all the dancer’s pregnancy cravings. “The trip is exactly the R&R they needed before the baby comes!”
Mario, 39, and Courtney, 31, exchanged vows at the same romantic spot in December. “It’s a private paradise!” says the pal.
Mario has previously said that he hopes the newest addition to the family will be a boy.
“I already have a girl, so if we have a boy that would be nice,” he said. “But I won’t be disappointed if we don’t.”
They’ve been together since 2008 and already have a daughter together. And, on Sunday morning Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza will wake up as man and wife.
The couple is preparing to say “I do” this weekend — and In Touch has all the details of what’s set to go down before, during and after the gorgeous nuptials at close pal Joe Francis’ gorgeous Casa Aramara villa in Punta Mita, Mexico, on Dec. 1.
To start things off, the pair will hold a pre-wedding soiree on Nov. 30.
“The theme is a ‘white party’ with everyone being asked to dress in casual, white beach attire,” one source tells In Touch. “There will be cocktails, a taco bar with beef, chicken and seafood tacos, a fresh fruit bar and a Tequila bar — with Tequila from all over Mexico. A mariachi band and DJ will supply the music as bonfires burn on the beach.”
As for the nuptials, it will be a more formal affair with the couple exchanging vows in front of a Catholic priest, whom Mario is flying in for the big event, at 5 p.m. ET. “Mario and Courtney want to say their vows before sunset so everyone can start partying as the sun goes down,” another source tells In Touch. “There will be nighttime fireworks on the beach!”
What can the 150-200 guests, including bridesmaid Eva Longoria, expect to munch on? Everything from fish and chicken to vegetable lasagna and other pasta dishes.
And the cake, designed by TLC’s Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro, will be just as yummy.
“Courtney wanted a chocolate cake and he longed for red velvet layers,” the source says, adding, “But the two finally agreed on alternating layers of chocolate and red velvet, with a creamy vanilla frosting.”
In October, Mario revealed he’ll be in charge of the musical entertainment, including mariachis, a DJ and salsa. His wife-to-be is heading the flowers, food, cake and colors.
“Our [2-year-old] daughter, Gia, will be the flower girl,” he shares. “We are going to practice with her. My nieces will also be walking down the aisle to help her.”
So what’s the first order of business as man and wife? “They’ve been polishing up their salsa dancing techniques because they plan for their first wedding dance as a couple to be a sexy salsa!” the source shares.
But with Mario juggling his time between “The X Factor” and “Extra”, a honeymoon for these two will just have to wait.
“Mario is too busy working so they are planning for one sometime down the line, but it’s not planned yet,” an insider shares with In Touch.
And you can see it all go down! Be sure to tune into their two-hour wedding special, Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta, on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.
It was a family day for Bachelor Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson, who arrived with Ben’s Mother, Barbara, and sister Julia at the Thompson hotel for the Joico’s and Voli Light Vodkas “On the Go Beauty” Mother’s day event . They headed straight for the Bloody Mary bar and the reality could, who have weathered their fair share of storms, generally seemed to be happy together.
Other celebrities who turned out for the swank event included Lisa Rinna,who arrived with daughter Amelia Grey, who is almost 11 years old, but not too old for the Cuddle Covers lounge.
But the star of the day was Gia, Mario Lopez’s and Courtney Mazza’s 21 month old baby who was dressed in a playful pink tutu. Mother Mazza dished about how she got her sexy figure back, and plans for the December wedding.
While her fiance got his hair styled by Gavert-Atelier’s Joico professional MikaFowler, Courtney, and her sister Julia made theirmothers’ bracelets at the Blessed Charm booth. The NYX make-up booth was popular with everyone – kids and adults alike. Camille Grammar also popped by for a moment but said she had to rush home because her (and Kelsey Grammar’s son) Jude Gordon was fighting the flu.
All in all, it was a lovely family day.
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When she’s not shopping or testing beauty products, Evan Hosie writes gadget reviews for the site Popgadget.net.