Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini’s enduring friendship is a source of happiness and light in the entertainment industry. J.Lo and Leah’s fans also love and admire their special friendship. They had a really strong bond, even when they first met.
How J.Lo And Leah’s friendship Began
The Second Act co-stars first met and became best friends in 2004. At that time, Jennifer had just started dating Marc Anthony, who was also friends with Leah. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2018, Leah gave details about her first meeting with the Hustlers actress. She said:
“I was friends with Marc Anthony, and then he started dating Jennifer, and he was doing a film,” Leah recalled in the interview with ET‘s Nischelle Turner alongside Jennifer. She went on to share how Marc told her that she had to meet J.Lo and how Marc also told J.Lo that she had to meet her. Leah Remini shared that she attended the movie premiere hoping to see an ugly Jennifer Lopez. But to her surprise, Jennifer was very pretty in real life.
“I even said that! I said, ‘Goddamnit, why the f**k why are you so f**king pretty?'” Leah said. “And we fell in love right there,” Jennifer Lopez, who was also in the interview, added with a smile.
Why Jennifer Lopez And Leah Remini’s Fans Are Now Questioning Their Friendship
Recently J.Lo and Leah’s friendship has been under scrutiny by their fans. Ben and J.Lo got married in Las Vegas in July 2022 and hosted a big ceremony one month later in Georgia. Unfortunately, her best friend Leah was not in attendance. However, she continued to support Jennifer, indicating they were still friends.
A year before Jennifer’s wedding, Leah said she would rather keep some details about J.Lo away from the public eye.
“I don’t wanna give the idea that I don’t like talking about my friend, but it’s more about, like, when is she getting married?” Leah revealed as she refused to talk about her friend.
Fans assumed something was up between Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini when Leah was not in attendance at Jennifer and Ben’s second wedding. The rumor appeared to go even more viral when Leah made it to Marc Anthony’s wedding to Nadia Ferreira in January 2023.
However, many good words Jennifer and Leah have said about their friendship make it difficult to believe they are no longer friends. Keep scrolling to see some of them over the years.
After Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony welcomed their twins in 2008, Leah and her husband joked that they were vying for a position in the lives of the twins Emme and Max.
J.Lo And Leah Compared Their On-screen Friendship To Their Real-Life Friendship
The best friends shared details about how their best friend’s role in the romantic comedy Second Act was similar to their real-life friendship.
“Maya and Joan’s relationship was so much like my and Leah’s relationship,” Jennifer said in an interview.
Jennifer also noted that the relationship that Maya and Joan had in the movie was very special, and in the same way, their friendship in real life was also very special. As a result, she knew they could capture real honesty, love, and humor, making the movie entertaining for everybody to see.
Close Like Sisters
In 2018 Leah once said that she and Jennifer were as close as sisters. The star singer also added that they understood each other’s lives as they have similar lives and careers. She also noted that they understood things other people did not understand. The Grammy nominee also called Leah courageous, caring, and generous. In response, Leah referred to J.Lo as loving, warm, fiercely loyal, courageous, brave, and authentic.
Leah Protects Their Friendship
The host of People Puzzler clarified why she is not always happy to hear questions about Jennifer during interviews. She told Today that she finds it annoying because, most of the time, it is for gossiping.
“Not because I don’t love talking about my friend, but I feel a lot of times it’s for gossip purposes,” Leah said.
J.Lo and Leah’s friendship has inspired many of their fans. While they may not be as bonded as they used to be, it may be their way of protecting their friendship from the public eye.