Mario Lopez took his wife shoe shopping on a recent date.

The US 'X Factor' host and his spouse Courtney Mazza, who tied the knot last year, attended the opening of the Carmen Steffens store at the Glendale Galleria near their home in Los Angeles last week.

Mario and Courtney, who have children Gia, three and Dominic, two months, took a night off from their parenting duties and sipped on CIROC cocktails as they shopped for new shoes.

Mario, 40, has previously spoken about the importance of keeping the romance alive in his relationship with Courtney.

He said he also loves taking her on spontaneous trips away, claiming it helps to keep their relationship spicy.

He told People magazine: ''Kids and jobs and everything else gets in the way, but you can't forget about each other.

''The most romantic thing about my wife is the meals she cooks when I come home.''

The couple welcomed son Dominic in September and Mario revealed he almost missed the birth and was forced to rush straight to hospital from the set of 'The X Factor' USA.

He tweeted: ''Whoa.. Cutting it close. Just wrapped @TheXFactorUSA & I'm rushing to the hospital. Baby Lopez #2 is coming tonight! Baby better wait for me''.

The pair had decided to keep the sex of the baby a secret, a decision which didn't sit well with their curious daughter Gia.

The 'Saved by the Bell' star explained to People magazine before Dominic's birth: ''[Gia]'s pointing at the baby and saying, 'There's a baby in there'.

''She wants to know if it's a boy or a girl, but we don't know because we're waiting to find out. That's kind of tough sometimes, we just don't know!''