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Jennifer Lopez and Her Kids Welcomed 2021 Onstage in Times Square

There were a lot of weird things about this year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration in New York City’s Times Square, mostly having to do with the fact that there were only a few hundred people in the streets, compared to the one million who usually gather. But there was one shining beacon of hope at the usually loud, boisterous live event: Jennifer Lopez and her family.

Her twins, Max and Emme, her mom, Guadalupe Rodriguez, her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, and his daughters, Natasha and Ella, joined her onstage following her performance to watch the ball drop. They all counted down the seconds, and at midnight, J.Lo and A-Rod shared a kiss. You can see that moment just after the one minute mark in this video:

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Max and Emme, who are turning 13 years old in February, have been supporting their mom a lot during her big moments this year. At the Super Bowl in February (remember football games with massive crowds?), Emme performed onstage with her mom and Shakira.

When Entertainment Tonight was curious about Emme’s role ahead of the halftime show, A-Rod basically confirmed the mother-daughter duet…without confirming it.

“I think you have great, great info,” he told Entertainment Tonight about the report. “I think there’s—exactly what you said, and I’m gonna leave it right there because…if you keep this interview up, I’m going to be demoted to Uber driver and security for Jennifer, so I think it’s gonna be great.”

It’s no wonder reporters are curious about J.Lo’s kids’ talents; they’ve got some good genes, and both Emme and Max have proven themselves to have a passion for performance. In late February 2020, a few weeks after the Super Bowl show, their proud mom shared a video of Max in The Wizard of Oz as a munchkin.

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Of Emme, J.Lo told Jimmy Fallon that it’s obvious that Emme loves the stage:
“She has the performance gene where she doesn’t let it in her mind, how big it is or how it scares you,” Lopez “That’s what you have to do when you’re up there, you kind of have to control [yourself].”

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