Jennifer Lopez Praised After Using Gender-Neutral Pronouns to Introduce Her Child Emme

Before they sing a duet at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Gala, the ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ singer jokes about the teen, whom she shares with her ex Marc Anthony, ‘They are very, very busy. Booked. And pricey.’

AceShowbizJennifer Lopez is apparently joining the club of celebrity parents who are supporting their LGBTQ+ children. The singer/actress has introduced her kid Emme using gender-neutral pronouns during a public event at Dodger Stadium.

On Thursday, June 16, the mother of two was joined by Emme, one of the twins whom she shares with her ex Marc Anthony, for a performance at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala, which raised $3.6 million for local causes. Before singing a cover of Christina Perri‘s “A Thousand Years”, she introduced the teen using “them/they” pronouns.

“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,” the “Marry Me” star said of Emme, referring to the Super Bowl halftime performance she also brought Emme on stage for in 2020.

The 52-year-old joked about Emme, “They are very, very busy. Booked. And pricey! It costs me when they come out.” She added, “But they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favorite duet partner of all time. So if you will indulge me.”

In a video which has gone viral, the 14-year-old used a rainbow-colored microphone during the performance. Emme further joined J.Lo for a verse of Bruce Springsteen‘s “Born in the USA” and the intro of her own hit “Let’s Get Loud”.

Many quickly assumed that “they” is how Emmy identifies and fans loved that J.Lo respects Emme’s choice of pronouns. ” ‘They’ is how Emme identifies. This was Jlo sharing that information. It’s beautiful to see her supporting her child,” one commented on the duo’s performance.

Another gushed, “Awww JLo respecting the pronouns.” A third person, who is also a mother, dubbed J.Lo a “mom goal” as tweeting, “I need to work on saying they with so much ease for my child. #momgoal #lovemythey.”

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