Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza

Mario Lopez is soon going to have another title: father.

The actor and Extra host is expecting his first child in the fall with his girlfriend, Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza.

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"Courtney and I couldn't be more excited. I've waited my whole life to be a dad, this is a true blessing," Lopez, 36, said in a statement. "I am looking forward to sharing this experience with my family and my family at Extra."The Saved by the Bell and Dancing with the Stars alum met Mazza, 28, in 2008 when he starred on Broadway's A Chorus Line.