Jennifer Lopez Introduces Child Emme with New Pronouns before Beautiful Duet

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Last week, Jennifer Lopez performed with her “favorite duet partner,” her 14-year-old child Emme. While the performance was perfection, it was the way she introduced Emme that caught everyone’s attention.

The pair sang at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala, which raises money for education, health care, and homelessness. Lopez introduced Emme using they/them pronouns, and Emme greeted their mom onstage ready to sing with a rainbow-decorated microphone.

“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,” said Lopez. “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.” The two then sang Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” together.

In another clip, Emme sings Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” with their mom, giving fans a solo of the famous hit “Let’s Get Loud” in the middle, which was greeted with shouts and cheers.

This isn’t their first performance together, as Lopez noted. Emme performed with their mom at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show, the subject of the recent documentary Halftime.

In 2020, Lopez introduced fans to her “nibling” Brendon Scholl, a gender-neutral term for niece or nephew. She also released a short film titled Draw With Me, featuring Scholl, the child of her sister Leslie, who came out as transgender. “It’s about accepting change and challenges with love and knowing that whenever we do, anything is possible,” Lopez said of the film. “It’s a story that’s very close to my heart because it was a family affair.”

“I shouldn’t have to be scared to tell people who I am,” Brendon said during the film. “If they don’t like me because I’m trans, it’s their loss.”

The sweet duet between Emme and mom was made even sweeter given Lopez allowed the moment to be about Emme and to introduce them to the world using their preferred pronouns. At the end of their song, Lopez beamed, telling the audience, “Give it up for my baby.”

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