Mario Lopez and wife Courtney welcome baby boy

Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney, are the proud parents of a new baby, the "Extra" and "The X Factor" host announced late Monday on Twitter.

"It's a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," Mario tweeted about 11:30 p.m. "Please welcome Dominic Lopez to the world! Couldn't be happier... @CourtneyMLopez & baby are doing just fine... :)"

"I am in heaven right now.... And in a bar," he tweeted an hour and a half later. "#CelebratingDominicLopez #BabyLopezNumber2."


Dominic had decided he was on the way while Dad was still at work, it seems.

"Whoa.. Cutting it close," Mario tweeted about 9:30 p.m. "Just wrapped @TheXFactorUSA & I'm rushing to the hospital. Baby Lopez #2 is coming tonight! Baby better wait for me."

A little after 10 p.m., he'd posted a picture of himself and Courtney "ready to go," just waiting for the doctor to arrive. Just like the first time around, they didn't know if it was going to be a boy or a girl.

Baby Dominic joins older sis Gia Francesca, who turns 3 on Wednesday. The Lopezes were married Dec. 1 of last year.


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