Emme follows in mom Jennifer Lopez's footsteps and gives a praiseworthy performance on stage

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Emme Maribel Muñiz previously performed with mom Jennifer Lopez at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show in 2020. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Emme Maribel Muñiz previously performed with mom Jennifer Lopez at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show in 2020. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

Emme Maribel Muñiz, who's the offspring of singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, recently delivered a mesmerising performance that had the audience up on their feet, cheering.

The 14-year-old joined J Lo on stage at the LA Dodgers Blue Diamond Gala, a charity fundraiser held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles earlier this month. 

When introducing Emme, the proud mom sang the praises of her child using gender-neutral 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 but they won't," the 52-year-old said.

“So this is a special occasion because they're very, very busy and booked and pricey," the two-time Grammy nominee continued. "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'd indulge me.”

Emme then appeared onstage, carrying a rainbow-coloured microphone and wearing pink shorts with a matching shirt, a large baseball cap and black boots and the two performed a heartwarming rendition of A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.

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Emme and Jennifer also sang a verse of Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, which was accompanied by a video of Emme performing at the Super Bowl in 2020. The teen then led Jennifer into a performance of Let's Get Loud.

“Emme sounded amazing!” according to an audience member. 

At the end of their performance, Jennifer couldn’t contain her excitement and exclaimed, “Give it up for my baby.”

Her use of gender-neutral pronouns to introduce Emme drew praise from fans.

One fan commented, “Awww, J Lo respecting the pronouns.”

Another social media user noted, "The best parents love and support their kids – go J Lo and Emme!”

Jennifer Lopez, JLO, Emme Maribel Muñiz, Marc Anth
J Lo says Emme is a natural performer and doesn’t get nervous before going on stage. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

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Emme, who has a twin brother, Max, is used to performing with their mother.

Back in February 2020, the I Luh Ya Papi singer said the teen had the performer gene.

“She doesn’t let it in her mind how big [the performance] is or how it scares you,” Jennifer explained during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“That’s what you have to do when you're up there, you know – you kind of have to [have] control. She has that gene, that gene of ‘I’m comfortable up here’. I wish I felt more like her.”

She added, "She has a good time with it and I'd never make her do it if it ever made her uncomfortable in any way.”


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