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Mark Paul Gosselaar Separates From Wife

Mark-paul-gosselaar Mark Paul Gosselaar, probably best known as Zack Morris from Saved By The Bell, has confirmed he recently separated from his wife of 14 years.

It's always sad to hear of a fairly low-key and, by Hollywood standards, long marriage fall apart. It's double sad in my opinion when there are children involved. Mark Paul and Lisa Ann Russell have two kids, Michael Charles age 6 and Ava Lorenn age 4.

To tell you the truth I had no idea that the guy I will always think of as Zack Morris was married or a parent but it turns out he met his wife on the set of Saved By The Bell when she had a small part in an episode.  They married in their early twenties and waited years to start a family. 


Based on what I've read about Mark Paul, I doubt there was anything scandalous going on to end their relationship and my guess is it is just a marriage that petered out. Apparently there are some rumours that Lisa Ann was hitting the party scene a bit too much which caused stress on the marriage but sources claiming to be close to the couple say that just isn't true.

His rep didn't comment on the reports about why the marriage broke down but he did say that Mark Paul and Lisa Ann 'both remain focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children,' which I hope is true. Anyway. I guess this means Zack Morris is back on the market. Care to fulfill any unrealized dreams from the 90s ladies?


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what's REALLY weird to me about this news is just this morning i was watching the "Saved By The Bell: The College Years WEDDING SPECIAL" where Zach & Kelly got married in Vegas.

now my question is, when did he marry this OTHER chick? bc it was pretty clear through watching the show that Zach & Kelly were 4-EVA.

katie | motherbumper

@steff I KNOW!! Zach & Kelly should have been 4-EVA but apparently television land isn't real. Who knew?


Lisa is from my hometown of Grand Rapids MI. I never watched Saved by the Bell so my only memory of Mark Paul was when he was visiting Lisa back in the early 90s and they were in a local bar. My friend grabbed his butt on a dare and he couldn't have been funnier or more gracious about it. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

katie | motherbumper

@BrownEye I'm kind of jealous that your friend got to grab his bottom and it doesn't surprise me one bit that he was a good sport. This is one of those celebrity divorces that makes me sad.


Divorce sucks for everybody. I'm so over "traditional" marriage.


Is it bad that my first thought was "YAY!" middle school fantasies of marrying Zach Morris coming back to life... Where are my Leg Warmers!! I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO.... SCARED!!

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