Mario Lopez pops the question to his girlfriend

SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 07: TV personalities Courtney Mazza and Mario Lopez attend the launch of Kiehl's "Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque" on April 7, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Courtney Mazza;Mario Lopez Alberto E. Rodriguez

Courtney Mazza and Mario Lopez attend the launch of Kiehl's "Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque" on April 7, 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif.
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(CBS) Mario Lopez proposed to his longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza over New Year's Eve weekend in Ixtapa, Mexico.

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"We took a walk alone as the sun was setting," Lopez, 38, told Us Weekly. "I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!"

The former "Saved by the Bell" star has been dating Mazza, a 28-year-old stage actress, since 2008. The couple, who met while performing in "A Chorus Line" on Broadway, has a 2-year-old daughter named Gia. They plan to exchange vows later this year in Mexico.

Lopez wed Ali Landry in 2004, but they annulled the marriage two weeks later.

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