Dad-of-two Mario Lopez is super excited to be expecting his third child with his wife of nearly seven years, Courtney Mazza! During a Monday, Jan. 14 interview with People, the 45-year-old host gushed about expanding his family and said that after he and Courtney, 36, spent quite some trying to conceive another child, he’s overjoyed that baby No. 3 is officially on the way. 

“If it didn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be. Not part of God’s plan. We have one of each,” Mario, 45, said, referring to his two older kids, Gia Lopez, 8, and Dominic Lopez, 5. “But it got in there! It snuck in, towards the end, so a bit of a Christmas miracle.”

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Mario also revealed that daughter Gia and son Nico can’t wait to have a new baby in the family. “At first they were like, ‘Wait, what?’ They couldn’t understand. It took a second for it to register,” he said, adding that his daughter hopes he and Courtney don’t have another boy. “My daughter got very dramatic. She was like, ‘If I have another brother, I’m telling you right now, I’m moving to Texas!’”

However, Mario is not that concerned about the gender of his unborn child. His only wish is for Courtney to give birth with no complications. “It doesn’t matter, to be honest, as long as it’s healthy. We’re just very excited,” he gushed. “The gender reveal will be when it’s born!”

Mario’s favorite part about Courtney’s pregnancy is getting to see her growing baby bump. As his wife’s stomach gets bigger, the TV personality said he plans to “shower her with even more love and affection” to make her feel like the Queen she is. “I love when she is pregnant,” Mario shared. “I think she looks beautiful and wears pregnancy well. I love my wife while she’s pregnant, she looks great!”