Mario Lopez Reveals Relationship With Tiffani Thiessen (September 30, 2014)
Mario Lopez appeared on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning to promote his new memoir Just Between Us, where he also reveals his relationship with Saved By The Bell co-star, Tiffani Amber Thiessen.
"We were in a relationship," Lopez confirmed. Lopez started his acting career on Saved By The Bell with his portrayal of A.C. Slater alongside Tiffani Amber Thiessen, who played Kelly Kapowski. "Out of all those girls, that's the one I would have picked," Stern said.
Lopez reveals many personal and career stories and secrets in his memoir, including a relationship with Tiffani while they were both on the show from 1989–1993. Lopez alluded to the relationship lasting a few years, and that is very low key. "We were pretty slick about it. We weren't holding hands or making out on set," he said.
Due to the initial low key nature of the relationship, producers did not approach Lopez or Thiessen about their relationship together. It ended amiably, according to Lopez. "We were friends before, and we're friends now," he said.
Mario Lopez would leave Saved By The Bell to act in a number of movies and television shows before making a name for himself as a television personality. Since Saved By The Bell, Tiffani Thiessen has appeared on Beverly Hills, 90120 and White Collar.
Lopez's memoir, Just Between Us, is available now, and includes more stories about Lopez's career, romantic relationships, family life and other insight of his time on Saved By The Bell.