The diamond appeared to end Maks' reputation as the show's untouchably macho stud and Karina's misfortune in love (remember her embarassing fling with dance partner Mario Lopez? They began dating around this time last year, and Maks told reporters that he'd secretly loved Karina for a long time.For years she'd laughed off his advances but finally realized she had feelings for him too. He is, however, best known for his role of high school jock Slater in the teen comedy series, "Saved by the Bell." The series began on 8/30/1989 and its enormous success on Saturday mornings led to a prime-time movie, which aired 11/27/1992.January 29, 1960, San Diego, CA) in the telemovie, "Breaking the Surface," which chronicled Louganis¹s struggle to come to terms with the pressures of diving, AIDS and homosexuality.In March 2006, Lopez joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful playing the role of Dr. On July 18, 2006, he was released from his B&B contract.Later that year, Mario guest-starred as a plastic surgeon who drives Christian Troy to jealousy when he sees him naked in the shower in an episode of FX Network's Nip/Tuck during the show's fourth season, which began in Fall 2006.In March 1987, he was cast as a guest star on the popular sitcom The Golden Girls as a Latino boy named Mario who faces deportation. Slater in the popular television sitcom Saved by the Bell, a role which lasted five years.He was cast in a small part in the movie Colors (1988) as Felipe's friend. In 1997, Lopez starred as Olympic diver Greg Louganis in the television movie Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story.
In autumn 2006 Mario and his professional dancing partner Karina Smirnoff, made it to the finals of "Dancing With the Stars" on American television series.Mario Lopez was born on October 10, 1973 in San Diego, California, to Elvira, a telephone company clerk, and Mario Sr., who worked for the municipality of National City.He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1991, where he wrestled for Chula Vista at the weight class of 160 lbs placing 2nd in the San Diego Section and 7th in the state of California in 1991 as well.Last March reported that Maks had taken a lead with the planning, and Karina said she'd go along with whatever he wanted.And based on each of their Twitter updats over the last few days, Karina initiated the split.Falling in love with your co-star is a long-standing Hollywood tradition, so why should reality shows be any different – especially when your partner is a fabulous (and formerly fabulous) heartthrobs paired with sexy, sultry dancers from around the globe?