Saved By The Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is trending on social media after a past interview clip where he talks about his mother went viral on TikTok.
As the video is shared online, fans of the actor are curious to know more about Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s mother and family life.
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Interview clip on the actor’s mother resurfaces
In 2015, Mark-Paul Gosselaar featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While talking to the late-night talk show host about the origins of his last name, Gosselaar went on to reveal his mother is Indonesian.
He told Fallon: “Did you know that my mother, and I’m saying this as if I’m excited about this, but my mother is Asian. My mother is from Indonesia.”
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Who is Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s mother Paula?
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is the son of Hans and Paula. Gosselaar’s mother Paula previously worked as his momager as she managed his early career.
While the pair have since reconciled, Gosselaar opened up on his decision to “fire” his mother on The Hollywood Reporter podcast Awards Chatter. He explained: “There’s a fine line between being a manager and being a parent.”
Before she managed her son, Paula was reported to have worked as a hostess at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. However, not much is known of her life in recent years as her Facebook doesn’t seem to have been updated for some time.
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s family life explored
He explained: “I’m trying to figure out why my parents named me Mark-Paul because my other brothers and sisters have very generalised, Americanised names.”
Gosselaar is now a father of four himself. He has son Michael Charles and daughter Ava Lorenn from his first marriage to ex-wife Lisa Ann Russell. He also has son Dekker Edward and daughter Lachlyn Hope from his current marriage to Catriona McGinn.