It looks like Jennifer Lopez’s child may use gender neutral pronouns. This was pointed out after a recent show where Lopez brought her child onstage to sing with her.
Lopez and her child, Emme who is 14 years old, sang together at Dodgers Stadium for the Blue Diamond Gala.
The scene was caught on camera and uploaded to TikTok.
The video, uploaded by @christinathesupermom had Lopez announcing her child, talking about the last time they performed together in a “big stadium like this.”
As she continued, commenters noticed Lopez referred to Emme as ‘they’ in the introduction.
In the video, Lopez wore a bright green outfit and talked about her “favorite duet partner” as an introduction to Emme.
She talked about the last time Emme and Lopez performed together, which was at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The preparation of that performance is the subject of the recent Netflix documentary Halftime.
As the speech went on, Lopez said:
“So this is a very special occasion. They are very, very busy. Booked. And pricey. They cost me when they come out.”
“But they're worth every single penny because they're my favorite duet partner of all time. So if you will indulge me.”
It sounds like Lopez is proud of her child.
Emme is a twin with their brother Max. The two are from Lopez’s previous marriage to singer Marc Anthony.
The shared clip had Emme and Lopez singing "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. Another clip shared from the same performance saw the two singing Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud”.
It’s almost infectious how excited the two are to sing together, and part of that comes from the understanding that Emme is loved and supported for who they are.
Studies show that children and teenagers who are supported in their identities, even if they don’t line up with the gender assigned at birth, have better outcomes in their levels of depression and anxiety.
We need more parents like Lopez.
Lopez’s documentary Halftime follows the singer as she prepares for the critically acclaimed performance at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira. The documentary title isn’t just a reference to the performance, but also that Lopez is now in her early fifties and entering a new stage of life.