One of the reasons Kelly Ripa loves her gig on “Live With Regis and Kelly” is that she gets paid to hang out with studs like Mario Lopez!
On yesterday’s show, Ripa was joined by the former Saved By The Bell hunk and his mother Elvia Lopez for a cooking segment entitled Grilling With the Stars.
And Mario looked studly in a white button-up shirt, jeans, and his very own Regis & Kelly apron as he cuddled up to the blonde bombshell, sporting a conservative-yet-sexy black dress.
In relationship news, Lopez recently split with his Dancing with the Stars girlfriend Karina Smirnoff. Karina’s publicist told press, “Karina has parted ways with her two-year relationship with Mario Lopez. The relationship wasn’t heading in the right direction.”
Mr. Lopez also commented, “Karina and I have the utmost respect for each other. She is a phenomenal and talented woman. I support her always and feel blessed to have her in my life.”
Enjoy the pictures of Kelly Ripa and Mario Lopez cooking out on "Live with Regis & Kelly" (June 9).