Did Mario Lopez Cheat on Karina Smirnoff with a Barely Legal Bartender?

If rumors are to be believed, Mario Lopez can add "dirty dog" to "egomaniac" on his list of not-so-flattering personality traits. Fox News reports that Mario has had a secret relationship with 22-year-old San Antonio bartender and reality TV star Meaghan Cooper, whom he met four years ago (when she was 18!) while Mario was making a promotional appearance in Texas.

Meaghan, who recently wrapped filming the upcoming ABC series I Survived a Japanese Game Show, told Fox News that she and Mario have been dating for nearly a year, and that the Dancing with the Stars alum assured her that his relationship with Karina Smirnoff was just for publicity.

"After I returned from filming he started acting really weird," says Meaghan. "Right now we aren't talking, and I won't return his calls."

Not surprisingly, Mario's reps declined comment. Allegations from an "aspiring" singer/actress who has a TV show to promote don't exactly count as hard evidence, but we wouldn't be quick to put such shady behavior past Mario. Maybe it's time for the actor to sign up for a new gig: Extreme Image Makeover.

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