Mario Lopez's Wedding Special Is an Insanely Bad Idea

Mario LopezIt's shaping up to be quite the banner week for onetime Saved by the Bell tank-top-wearer Mario Lopez. Not only has he managed to parlay his post-teen-heartthrob career as Extra host to a brand new high-profile gig as X Factor MC next to Khloe Kardashian, but he's gearing up to star in his own two-hour wedding event that will air Dec. 8 on TLC.

Plus, he's almost 40 years old and he still has his adorable Slater dimples! *Canned audience whooping*

Good for him for working the fame game and all, but I have to say: a televised wedding? Oh, Mario. This is a really, really, really, really, really terrible idea.


First, a little romantic backstory: Mario Lopez began dating Courtney Mazza in 2008, and they now have a 2-year-old daughter named Gia. They got engaged on December 31, 2011, during a vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico.

Maybe they're hoping to pay off the reported $80,000 pricetag on that 5-carat diamond engagement ring he gave her, because I can't think why else they'd sign up for a televised wedding. I mean, let's review just a few reason this is the worst idea ever:

It's on TLC. Lopez's wedding to Mazza will be broadcast on the same channel that airs Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, Sister Wives, and My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Personally, that would give me pause, but according to Lopez it's the PERFECT choice:

Courtney and I already feel incredibly blessed to have found each other, and thank God for our beautiful daughter Gia. Our family is looking forward to celebrating our wedding later this year, and know that TLC is the perfect partner to help us share our love and our special day with the rest of the world.

A huge wedding special can come back to bite you in the ass. Two words: Kim Kardashian. Maybe he can get a little friendly advice from Khloe while they're taping X Factor? Of course, Khloe scored an hour-long special for her own wedding to Lamar Odom, and she's hardly the poster girl for separating private life from the cameras, so.

Reality shows are NOTORIOUSLY bad for celebrity relationships. For instance: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. Jon and Kate Gosselin. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker. Leah Messer and Corey Simms. Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro. Hulk and Linda Hogan. Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce. Missy and Bam Margera. Susie and Corey Feldman. Camille and Kelsey Grammar and about a million other Real Housewives. Am I forgetting anyone?

It's just tacky as hell. Seriously. It's not supposed to be public entertainment, it's your wedding day. Getting the whole thing comped isn't reason enough to put the whole thing on TV. Go for the exclusive People photo spread instead, I hear that pays pretty well.

What's your take on Mario Lopez doing a wedding special?

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