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Mario Lopez Calls Daughter Gia 'Sassy'

Mario Lopez might be known for his hosting duties on "Extra" and his former "Saved By the Bell" days, but in his off time, he's also an active dad to kids Gia, 4, and Dominic, 1-1/2.

The star talked to mom.me sister site Wonderwall.com about his active life, making time to play with his kids and why he calls his daughter "sassy."

Check out the interview below:

On making time in his busy schedule to play with his kids: "I just literally schedule it in. With my schedule as crazy as it is, I'll say, 'OK, from three to five, I'm with the kids,' and we'll be outside or we'll have dance parties or hikes or whatever."

On his favorite things to do with his kids: "We like to be outside a lot. It's always so nice here in L.A., so we'll go on hikes together, which is a lot of fun, or just hang out by the pool. We have a jungle gym in the backyard."

On his 4-year-old daughter, Gia: "My daughter's pretty sassy for a 4-year-old. She's got her mom's [Courtney Lopez's] personality, so she's real sassy and very dramatic. She's just full of life. She has no problems coming out of her shell. But she's still full of love and loves to cuddle and give Daddy a lot of love. We'll see how that changes!"

On his kids' possible showbiz aspirations: "She's got quite the personality. She is [starting to show interest in performing]. I'm not trying to encourage her or discourage her. We'll just kind of see and play it out a little more. If they want to do it, I'll be supportive. But I'm just gonna try to expose them to a lot of different activities and see what they get into."

On making time for exercise: "Just like anything else, you gotta make it a priority and carve out the time. So with my schedule being unpredictable, sometimes I'll get [my workout] in the morning — sometimes in the afternoon. I'll do everything from running to swimming when it's nice out. I box a lot as well. I like to mix it up so I don't get bored."

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