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Q&A: Mario Lopez Dishes on The X-Factor and Family Life

Mario & Courtney Lopez

On Monday, the X-Factor judges Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland gathered at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the show’s Season 3 finalists.

Host Mario Lopez was also in attendance for the party, and Star caught up with him about the show and his family life!

Which X-Factor judge would you say is the most dramatic?

I think Kelly said it best — there are three women judges, and Simon is the biggest diva. Or something like that. It’s true! We have Kelly, Demi and Paulina and then there’s Simon. I don’t know if dramatic is the right word exactly, but a diva for sure. I love you Simon! I mean…it’s Simon Cowell!

Have you given him any tips on being a father?

We haven’t had time, mainly because when we get to set it’s all about work and it’s chaos! But I’m so excited for him and I know he’s going to be an amazing father. I know he’s so thrilled and I couldn’t be more excited for him.

You and your wife just welcomed a son! Do you plan to have more kids?

If it were up to me, we’d have 10! But I think that’s a bit unrealistic. I love having a huge family and I really want one of my own. I just keep waiting on my wife hand and foot to make everything as simple for her as I can. This way, she isn’t hesitant about doing it again. I want to definitely have more kids — two isn’t enough!

Is it hard working so much while juggling a family?

I am pretty busy, but lucky for me, I get to do a lot of work in LA so I’m close to the people I love. It’s a wonderful business in the sense that you can see your kids on set, or bring them to work. You can’t do that in most careers. So, surprisingly, it isn’t too hard.


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