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Roughly two years ago, we watched an incredible display of athleticism, grace, and dedication — and we’re not talking about a particular major sporting event. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira both killed it at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, but it was a surprise performance that really took our breath away. Lopez’s newly-minted 14-year-old daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz unexpectedly stole the show, and it turns out that wasn’t her first time performing as a mother-daughter duo. Actually, Emme’s already kind of a star performer in her own right.
While it’s no surprise that Lopez’s daughter is talented, we weren’t fully prepared for her angelic voice or confident on-stage persona those few years ago. So, who is this mystery junior pop star, and what’s she been up to these past few years? Here’s everything you should know about Emme Muñiz.
She’s a Pisces
Emme was born on February 22, making her a proud Pisces.
She Has a Twin Brother Named Max
Also a Pisces: Emme’s twin brother Maximilian David Muñiz.
Her Father Is Marc Anthony
Emme and Max’s father is Lopez’s ex-husband Marc Anthony. After Emme’s 2020 Super Bowl performance, Anthony shared his pride on Instagram: “Emme Daddy is so proud of you,” he wrote. “You are my ❤ and I am forever yours.”
Her Nickname Is Lulu
“I love when Lulu visits me at rehearsals,” Lopez wrote a few days before the 2020 Super Bowl, confirming this nickname for daughter Emme.
She Wrote a Children’s Book
In 2018, a then-10-year-old Emme decided she wanted to write a children’s book. Lopez took her to meet with publishers and pitch her idea for a book called Lord Help Me: Inspiring Prayers for Every Day. The book, illustrated by Brenda Figueroa, was published in September 2020, and you can get a copy for yourself at less than $12. This book is perfect for your preschooler and offers some sweet and inspiring anecdotes for every day. If Emme doesn’t follow her mom’s footsteps into show business, we think she has a pretty bright future as a children’s book author.
She’s in one of J.Lo’s Music Videos
Lopez’s 2018 movie Second Act featured a J.Lo original called “Limitless,” and daughter Emme’s vocals are featured. Emme also appears in the official music video.
She’s Performed with Her Mother on Tour
In 2019, Emme joined her mother on her “It’s My Party” tour, performing the song “Limitless” alongside Lopez. In a making-of video, Emme opened up about what it was like to step into that huge spotlight: “Usually, the light’s too bright in my eyes, so I can’t see anybody, so that’s good. So I just look at mom.”
She Went Viral in 2019 for Singing an Alicia Keys Song
In May 2019, Jennifer Lopez shared a YouTube video of her weekend: “Ain’t No Weekend Like a J.Lo Weekend.” In the middle of the video, daughter Emme sings “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys — and it was all the internet could talk about for weeks.
Emme’s a Total Teenager — Especially if You Ask Her Mom
During her February 9, 2022, appearance on Ellen, J.Lo got very real about what changed when her kids became teenagers. “You know, I’m a very affectionate mom. I love to hug them and kiss them a lot, talking to them sweet, and now they’re like, ‘Mom, don’t get out of the car at school.’ It hurts my heart!” Lopez also shared that both Emme and Max are “navigating” what it means for everyone to know who their mom is. “They’re navigating that, they’re teenagers, they’re in school, their friends know.” But through all of life’s ups and downs, Lopez and her kids “love each other through it.”
Emme’s Grown Close with Ben Affleck’s Kids
Since rekindling their romance in spring 2021, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have taken steps to ensure their kids form a strong bond. Lopez’s twins and Affleck’s three kids — Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 9 — have been spending quite a lot of time together. The couple and their kids are “thriving as a blended family,” according to a December 2021 Life & Style report. “Ben’s kids, especially Seraphina and Samuel, get on with J. Lo’s twins, Emme and Max. They’re all super close,” a source shared with the outlet. Of course, Affleck and Lopez make a concerted effort to keep their kids’ lives as private as possible, but we love hearing that they are taking active steps for all of their kids to get along so well.
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