Extra! host Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza Lopez celebrated their respective birthdays and the launch of his new book, “Just Between Us,” on Friday night at Andrea’s restaurant and XS Nightclub in Encore Las Vegas.
Before meeting up with their group of 12 friends for dinner, the two lovebirds stopped in the lounge at Andrea’s, where Mario sipped on a Sinatra Smash cocktail.
Mario and Courtney then dined on the terraced dining room with their party, ordering executive chef Joseph Elevado’s sashimi platter, crispy tuna, hamachi sudachi, special crab roll, spicy tuna roll, shrimp and burdock roll, California roll, Wagyu and lobster roll, soft shell crab roll, scallops, seared salmon, sea bass, short rib, miso black cod, New York strip, five spice lobster, chili shrimp tempura, shrimp pad Thai and a variety of vegetable sides.
For dessert, Courtney was surprised with cake pops for her birthday while the table ate a flight of mini ice cream cones and a flaming Mt. Fuji.
Shortly after midnight, the group made their way to XS Nightclub to continue the celebration. With Courtney by his side, Mario led the group into the venue. He began grinning and was overheard saying “Whoa” when he saw the LED screens flash “Happy Birthday, Mario.” Guests went wild as Mario, Courtney and friends were escorted in style down the nightclub’s golden staircase with 10 XS Angels flanking both sides, waiving light wands to direct them to their stage side table.
Once they got settled, the XS Angels presented Mario with a three-tiered black and gold birthday cake. He posed for photos as confetti poured down and the XS Angels waved sparklers and signs spelling out “Mario.”
At 1 a.m., XS staff surprised Courtney with a three-tiered sparkly pink birthday cake to ensure she had her own special moment. XS Angels waved sparklers and held signs spelling out “Courtney.”