Lisa Ann Russell and Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Let's Talk About the Kids


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Lisa Ann Russell and Mark-Paul Gosselaar met cute when she had a bit part in an episode of Saved by the Bell: The College Years. That was in 1993. Now, after nearly 14 years of marriage, the Lisa Ann Russell and Mark-Paul Gosselaar divorce promises to be anything but pretty. That’s because the two weren’t just husband and wife. They were also mom and dad to two kids, details below. And those kids are extremely important to Gosselaar. And to Russell, a former Revlon model.

The Gosselaar kids are Michael Charles, 6, and Ava Lorenn, 4, and by all accounts Gosselaar is a completely devoted hands-on dad. Which means that if the couple, now only separated, does go forward with a divorce, custody could get complicated. “They both remain focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children,” a rep for the couple told numerous press outlets. Here’s the rub: when you’re no longer a couple, “joint” commitments get really hard.

Especially for a guy who is all about family. Two years ago, he told the L.A. Times, “Our weekends are pretty quiet with two kids. We try to get a baby-sitter for one of the nights and go to a nice restaurant. We’re in that phase of our lives, the kids are that age where we’re taking vacations together now.” Ouch. He’d better start getting used to alone time.

On the plus side, Gosselaar will have plenty of work to keep his mind off of things. His new series, “Franklin & Bash” was just signed on by TNT. His costars are Breckin Meyer and Garcelle Beauvais, who’s going through her own nasty split right now.