After six years of relationship, “Saved by The Bell” star Mario Lopez and model Ali Landry decided to tie the knot. In their case it wasn’t a rushed decision but it was Mario’s infidelity that led them into a divorce almost two weeks later.
Separating after seven years
Mario recently confessed to the public their real reason for separating after seven years. Why did the host went on and married Ali anyway? “There was nothing glaringly wrong on paper: I thought, ‘She’s beautiful, she’s a good girl, she comes from a great family, she’d make a great mom…I confused cold feet with not being ready.”
The hunky host
Ali heard rumors just the night before the wedding, confronted him but he swore there was no truth in the allegations. “My little voice inside me was telling me that there’s something going on,” she admitted on Oprah’s Show.
So they went on with the wedding until a couple of weeks later when pictures from the night of Mario’s infidelity surfaced out. Looks like Mario wasn’t “saved by the bell” that time. Trying to explain his behavior back then, Mario claims “I was not ready to settle down. I wasn’t man enough to know how to go about handling it.”
Life after divorce
Former Miss USA has went through a terrible time since the divorce trying to cope with the situation of already getting a divorce but when she finally spoke up about the marriage she said: “It’s not about me putting the blame on him, it’s about for me how a woman can move on from a situation like that in her life in a positive way.”
Ali is now married to film director Alejandro Monteverde for eight years and has three children together.
Mario got the reputation
So Mario Lopez got the reputation of a cheat, Ali was side swept a long time after the incident having said that Mario didn’t apologized or admitted the infidelity till this day. Although he went public about it, Ali is now happy that she broke-up with him because she believes this was she would have never met her current husband whom she loves so much.
As for Mario, he has settled down with actress Courtney Mazza having a relationship of two years and a daughter. “It worked out well,” he said. “Thank god, because I got a great girl now.”