How George Lopez and His Daughter, Mayan, Rebuilt Their Relationship

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George Lopez may star in sitcoms, but his real life has also had a made-for-TV story – in fact, it was the plot of NBC’s “Lopez vs. Lopez.” Lopez and his ex-wife, Ann Serrano, whom he was married to from 1993 to 2011, share daughter Mayan Lopez together. Mayan once revealed that she had gone nearly four years without communicating with her father. In November 2022, Mayan spoke to the “Today” show about how her parent’s divorce negatively impacted her as a teen because “having it be so public made it a whole other dynamic that makes it so much more difficult.”

“You read these headlines and people sometimes forget that there’s a family behind those headlines,” she explained. “It’s been like 11 years since my parents have been divorced . . . I think the longest I didn’t speak to my dad was almost three-and-a-half years because it was just painful. I think time was really the biggest healer.”

Their relationship has healed so nicely that in June 2023 Mayan reflected on how much George means to her in a touching Instagram post for Father’s Day. “Happy father’s day to my partner in laughter ✨ I love you so much dad,” she wrote. “oh how far we have come and how much further we have to go.. I wouldn’t wanna be doing it with anyone else. I celebrate you today and always.”

To find out more about Mayan and how her dad inspired her work in TV, read ahead.

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