Jennifer Lopez performed on Thursday (16 June) in Los Angeles, and welcomed one of her twin children, Emme Maribel Muñiz, 14, to the stage at the LA Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala. The concert was held in order to raise funds for education, health care, homelessness and social justice issues in Los Angeles.
Muñiz is a twin to their brother, Maximilian Muniz, who were both born on February 22nd 2008.
“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,” the Grammy winner, 52, said while performing. “They cost me when they come out.”
The songwriter continued using gender-neutral pronouns, adding, “They’re worth every single penny because they’re my favourite duet partner of all time. So if you would indulge me.”
Lopez uploaded footage of the performance, in which the pair sang Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’, to her social media channels. Emme could be seen using a rainbow coloured microphone as they also sang parts of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ and Lopez’s very own ‘Let’s Get Loud’.
Muñiz is Lopez’s youngest child, and their father is American singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, whom Lopez divorced in 2014. The pair have been coparenting Muñiz and their son, Maximilian Muñiz, since their divorce.