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Leah Remini & Jennifer Lopez Are Taking Their Friend-mance to the Big Screen

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

These BFFs are starring in a comedy together

Excuse me, world, but were you aware that Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez are best friends in real life? Somehow, I did not know this despite being possibly Leah Remini's No. 1 fan.

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In case you need proof, here's an adorable Instagram Remini posted while having a "family dinner" that Lopez attended, because they're such close BFFs, they're actually family.

Family Dinner in NYC #family

A post shared by Leah Remini (@leahremini) on

And here's one Lopez posted showing her posing with her "peeps," one of whom is, of course, Remini. They are snuggling and it looks like a truly delightful BFF-hood they have there.

Me and my peeps @leahremini @therealangelopagan #love

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

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Because they are best friends forever IRL, it would make sense for them to play best friends forever in, say a movie. Like a rom-com, because Lord knows we are overdue for a Jennifer Lopez rom-com. That would be a wonderful turn of events, now, wouldn't it?

Well, surprise! It's totally happening. The Hollywood Reporter just revealed that in their upcoming film, Second Act, Lopez will play a middle-aged woman looking to reinvent herself and prove to the snobs on Madison Avenue that she don't need no college degree. Remini will play her best friend and co-worker at a big-box store.

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Supposedly this is a rom-com, but there's no male lead that's been announced yet, and we don't know whether Lopez of Remini will find love (or both? Please let it be both). All we do know is that this is a movie we can't wait to see with our own real-life BFFs.

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