Actor Mario Lopez has finally confessed that he cheated on his ex-wife, actress/model Ali Landry, a few days before their wedding during a wild bachelor party weekend in Mexico back in April 2004. Mario, who recently became a father to baby girl, needed seven years to come clean.
Mario Lopez & Girlfriend Courtney Mazza PHOTOS
In an interview with Howard Stern on his radio show on Thursday (February 10), Mario says he “messed around” with another woman and admitted that he was wrong. He said, “It was spring break….everybody was hanging out. That was a situation where I was not mature and man enough.”
In 2004, Mario lied to his fiancée because he thought she didn’t need to know about the new plans he had with his cousins. However, Mario was caught because he was photographed poolside while getting cozy with another woman and that incriminatory picture ended up on Ali’s sister’s hands.
“I said I was going to Cabo…to go marlin fishing,” Mario explained. “Then my cousin surprised me and said ‘No, …we’re going on this whirlwind tour: Cabo, Acapulco, all these places.’”
“I figured at that point it was easier to ask for forgiveness [afterward]. It’s my bachelor party, we were going to have a good time. And we went, we had a good time.”
“I was wrong for obviously lying, and I shouldn’t have been in that position,” he said.
When Ali had the courage to confront her husband, Mario simply walked away claiming he was not ready to assume such a strong commitment. Mario and Ali’s wedding was annulled a couple of weeks after they wed.
“I dealt with all this drama, and then at that point just realize…I finally got the balls to say ‘Hey, listen I’m not ready for this, I’m sorry.’ At that point, I was not ready to settle down. I wasn’t man enough to know how to go about handling it. “
Douchebag! So why did he get married? Mario had the balls to claim that he was basically forced to marry because he did not want to break up with his girlfriend of more than six years. That’s very mature, Mario!
“I think when you go out for a few years you either take it to another level or you break up, right?” he said of Landry, whom he had been dating for six years. “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.”
Mario is now a changed man. He claims to be more mature and his daughter Gia Francesca, who was born in September 2010, made him see life from a different perspective. I don’t believe things have changed that much. Mario has been dating the mother of his child Courtney Mazza for over two years, but he doesn’t seem to be ready to marry any time soon.