The New York natives have been friends for many years, with Lopez coming to Remini's defense after her pal’s very publicized split from the Church of Scientology. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
in March 2014, the "Ain't Your Mama" singer told the talk show host, "It was a tough moment for her. You know what I mean? It's all she knew her whole life. When you're raised a certain way and you're around people, you know, for a long time, you know, whatever that is it's gonna be hard so… we're good friends."