At the Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala, Jennifer Lopez took the stage and introduced a “special guest.” Instead of specifying gender pronouns like “he” or “she,” they noticeably used more inclusive language like “they” and “them.”
Lopez called the singer their “favorite duet partner of all time,” adding that “the last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this.” The star continued, expressing how difficult it is to get the duo to agree to perform because they’re “very, very busy and booked and pricey.”
The guest singer was Lopez’s child, Emme, who she shares with her father Marc Anthony. During the introduction, Lopez used gender-neutral pronouns when referring to her child and fans reacted positively in the comments section.
The video below is an introduction to Lopez and their use of gender-neutral pronouns.
Emme and Lopez hadn’t performed together in public since the Super Bowl in 2020, so when Lopez said that their reuniting was a “special occasion,” she wasn’t joking.
Emme and Lopez’s performance of “A Thousand Years” had fans elated from start to finish.
— 𝒜𝓁𝒾𝒸𝒾𝒶 | #JloIsComing🖤 (@Alicia_JL0ver) June 19, 2022
Parents and children’s advocates alike are praising Lopez for her supportive parenting, which she demonstrates by using her child’s preferred pronouns and sharing them with the world during Pride Month.
To celebrate their 14th birthday in February, Emme and her twin brother Max got a video montage from their mom Lopez on Instagram. She said, “My babies, my sunshine, my loves. Happiest of birthdays to my two coconuts.”
Lopez’s new documentary, “Halftime,” is now available to stream on Netflix. The streaming service describes the film as follows: “Global superstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her multifaceted career and the pressure of life in the spotlight in this intimate documentary.” Besides her thoughts on the Super Bowl halftime show, Lopez talks about how the media has treated her poorly throughout her career. Her fiance, Ben Affleck, even makes a guest appearance.
Is Lopez’s use of gender-neutral pronouns an example of supportive parenting? Have you watched their “Halftime” documentary yet? Do you think Emme will become a superstar like their mom?