Jennifer Lopez uses gender-neutral pronouns to introduce her child to fans: ‘Beautiful to see’
Jennifer Lopez introduced her 14-year-old child Emme using they/them pronouns as they duetted at a concert.
Lopez was performing at the LA Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala on Thursday (16 June), when she welcomed her child Emme Maribel Muñiz to the stage for a song.
She called Emme, who previously sang with Lopez during the 2020 Super Bowl half-time show, “my favourite duet partner”.
Lopez told the crowd: “The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t. So this is a very special occasion.
“They are very, very busy, booked and pricey,” she joked.
“But they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favourite duet partner of all time. So if you will indulge me.”
The pair sang Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”, as well as parts of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and Lopez’s hit “Let’s Get Loud”.
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A TikTok video of the adorable moment between Jennifer Lopez and her child has been liked more than 160,000 times.
“It’s beautiful to see her supporting her child,” one fan commented.
“We love a queen who supports her children no matter who they are,” wrote another.
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Jennifer Lopez has previously shown her support for her trans non-binary nibling (a gender-neutral term for a child of a sibling, replacing ‘niece’ or ‘nephew’).
She appeared in and helped share a short film made by Brendon Scholl, 19, about gender, art, and self-expression.
Scholl said in a trailer for the film: “Art was a place where I could be myself.
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“I could do what I wanted and didn’t have to worry about anyone else finding out about it.”
Scholl explained that ghosts featured prominently in their artwork “because it was kind of like everyone would just look straight through me”.
They added: “They were vaguely aware that something was there, but they couldn’t make out any of the details. Not everyone sees that this is what’s going on for me – they only see what’s in the light.”
Lopez added: “It’s [the film] about accepting change and challenges with love, and knowing that when we do, everything is possible.”
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