Mario Lopez Says He's 'Blessed' Following 'Milestone' 50th Birthday: 'Here's to the Next 50' (Exclusive)

The 'Access Hollywood' co-host and father of three turned 50 in October

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Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez is embracing a new decade!

While attending the opening night of Reefer Madness: The Musical in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 30, the TV personality told PEOPLE he's feeling good after turning 50 last October.

"Yeah, I mean that's a milestone birthday obviously, so you kind of pause and see how you got there and what's ahead," he said. "I feel very blessed to be hanging around and working and have an awesome wife and kids and as busy as I am."

"So, you know, so far, so good. Here's to the next 50!" he added.

<p>Monica Schipper/Getty</p> Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Lopez attend the opening night of 'Reefer Madness: The Musical' in Los Angeles on May 30, 2024

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Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Lopez attend the opening night of 'Reefer Madness: The Musical' in Los Angeles on May 30, 2024

Last year, Lopez proved his youthful mindset when he donned a varsity jacket — once a staple for his character A.C. Slater in the hit '90s TV series Saved by the Bell — for a collaboration with e.l.f. Cosmetics.

"I'm in my prime, yes I am," the Access Hollywood co-host declared in a promo video for the brand in March 2023, as he showed off his throwback look. "And you know I'm down with a varsity jacket."

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Back in 2022, Lopez revealed that he'd taken on a new challenge at 48 — a jiu jitsu competition with his then-8-year-old son, Dominic.

"When your son asks you to compete in the same tournament as him, you do it. You're never too old to challenge yourself & set goals," he captioned his February 2022 Instagram post, which featured photos and a video clip from the martial arts event. "Thank you to all the homies who helped get us ready!," Lopez added.

He included a photo of the father-son duo posing with their medals on the podium — a gold for Lopez and a bronze for Dominic.

<p>Maria Lopez/Instagram</p> Mario Lopez shows off his jiu jitsu injury

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Mario Lopez shows off his jiu jitsu injury

The TV personality has continued to make jiu jitsu a part of his fitness regime as he kicks off his 50s. Back in December, he revealed he had suffered a facial injury during a particularly intense session. He shared a series of selfies on Instagram showing off his injury, which included a swollen cheek and a black eye.

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However, he also celebrated the "magic" of makeup as he shared another photo of himself at work on set looking as good as new and camera-ready.

“Eye was busted this morning but a little makeup magic & just like that…We’re back on TV! #Jiujitsu #LumpedUp” he captioned the December 6 photos.

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At the May 30 event, Lopez also opened up about his latest acting project and how it was a family affair. He told PEOPLE that he and wife Courtney shot a movie together for the American Family Network, called Once Upon a Christmas Wish. Their son Dominic also makes an appearance in the holiday film.

Barry King/Getty Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Lopez
Barry King/Getty Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Lopez

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"We had a great time. We were out in Chicago. Coincidentally, it's got singing and dancing as well," said Lopez, who — in addition to 10-year-old Dominic — shares 13-year-old daughter Gia and 4-year-old Santino with Courtney.

"My wife's in it, my son's in it," he continued. "And it's coming out Thanksgiving weekend, so we're looking forward to it."

Lopez also noted that the best part about working with his family is that "I don't miss them because I get to see them all the time."

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