As viewers of her new Netflix documentary, Halftime, can attest, taking the stage in front of a large crowd is nothing new for Jennifer Lopez, but the multi-talented (and recently engaged to Ben Affleck) celeb warmed hearts with a special performance at Thursday’s Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala. Calling her “favourite duet partner of all time” to the stage to sing Christina Perri’s ballad “A Thousand Years,” Lopez introduced her 14-year-old child Emme using gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them.”
As Lopez said on stage, “the [last time] we performed together was in a big stadium like this, and I ask them to sing with me all the time but they won’t.”
“So this is a very special occasion, because they’re very, very busy and booked and pricey. They cost me when they come out, but they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favourite duet partner of all time. So if you would indulge me.”
Emme, whose father is Lopez’s ex-husband Marc Anthony, then performed the duet while holding a shimmering rainbow-hued microphone.
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While Thursday’s mother-child performance was a touching one for fans — and appears to be a public show of support for Lopez to Emme — it wasn’t the first time the two shared a stage. As shown in Halftime, Emme famously took the stage to sing during Lopez’s 2020 Super Bowl halftime show in 2020.