Mario Lopez Celebrates 'God's Plan' for His Family After Welcoming Baby Boy

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July 08, 2019Jul 08, 2019

Mario Lopez is thanking God for his family. He just welcomed baby no.3 with his wife Courtney, reported PEOPLE.

The 45-year-old former "Saved by the Bell" star announced the exciting news on Instagram. The couple named the little boy Santino Rafael Lopez.

“It’s a BOY!!!! Healthy, beautiful baby boy … Santino Rafael Lopez!” wrote Lopez alongside a series of photos. "Baby & Mom are doing great. Mrs. Lopez came through like a Champ! #BabyLopez3“

Baby Santino joins the couple’s son Dominic Luciano, 5½, and daughter Gia Francesca, 8½. The couple has been married since December 2012.

Gia was 2 at the time. When they tied the knot, they had every intention of having more children.

Lopez joked to PEOPLE at the time, "We’re working on that,” he said. “Right after the wedding. We’ll wait for the guests to leave and then we’re getting right on that!”

In January, the couple announced that they would soon be a "party of five."

“We are adding to the team. We’re going to be a party of five," said Lopez in the video.

After the announcement, Lopez exclusively told PEOPLE that a third pregnancy for the couple was akin to a “Christmas miracle." They weren't sure if another child was in God's plan for them, but they were overjoyed.

“If it didn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be. Not part of God’s plan. We have one of each,” he said. “But it got in there! It snuck in, towards the end.”

Congratulations to the couple! May God continue to bless their family!

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