Lopez was raised in a large Catholic family of Mexican descent. He started to learn to dance at the age of 3, training in tap and jazz.
His parents are both emigrants from Mexico, his father born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and his mother in Tijuana, Territorio Norte de Baja California. Lopez was a child prodigy and started to dance at age three, training in tap and jazz.
Celebrating diversity and community is important to the family. Lopez is Mexican and his wife is Italian, and Lopez says both cultures are important. He speaks Spanish to his kids and has enrolled them in Spanish classes.
Sharing the fifth most common Hispanic surname globally, Mario, George, and Jennifer Lopez are often believed to be related. However, there is no relation between them.
Not only are they not related, but they also have different origins. While Jennifer Lopez grew up in the Bronx, her parents are from Puerto Rico and moved to the United States before they met. Mario Lopez was born in San Diego and can trace his family history to Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Lopez, a Mexican-American, was born in Mission Hills, California. He was deserted by his father at birth, but was raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, a factory worker, and step-grandfather Refugio Gutierrez, a construction worker.
I had my wife [Courtney Mazza] in the last one; she did a fun little scene in Feliz NaviDAD. Lifetime movies are about love at first sight, or at least love in a few days.
Mario López Estrada (born 1938) is Guatemala's first billionaire and a telecommunications businessman.
Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus 'wolf'). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.
López is a surname of Spanish origin. It was originally a patronymic, meaning "Son of Lope", Lope itself being a Spanish given name deriving from Latin lupus, meaning "wolf".