Jennifer Lopez Takes Adorable Selfies With Lin-Manuel Miranda and BFF Leah Remini
By Hillary Bautch and Emily Krauser
Does Jennifer Lopez have the coolest friends or what?
The 46-year-old actress-singer shared a makeup-free photo from her hang session with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday. The Broadway star flashed the peace sign as Lopez took the snap, though judging from his laptop and all those papers on the table in front of him, there was some work going on here!
J. Lo captioned the Instagram post with three hashtags, including one that referenced his 2016 Tony Awards speech and "Love Is Love" t-shirts, with proceeds going towards Orlando victims and the LGBT community via the non-profit, Equality Cares in Florida. "#loveisloveisloveisloveisloveislove #LoveMaketheWorldGoRound. #JLin," she wrote.
Later that night, the mom-of-two continued to keep her look casual when she went out to dinner with her BFF, Leah Remini, in New York City. Lopez swept her hair up into a topknot and rocked a black tank top and gold hoop earrings for the girls night out, while the King of Queens star opted for a girly white blouse with lace detailing at the neck.
"My dinner date for tonight-my girlie @jlo," Remini, 46, captioned their cute Instagram.
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."
Just one month earlier, Remini told Buzzfeed that Lopez had given her a shoulder to lean on following her split from the controversial religion. "Jennifer made special rings for all the women in her life that say, 'I Love Me,' and I've really come to realize you have to love yourself before you can expect someone else to," she said. "You have to learn to believe you deserve love. And I'm getting there. I'm starting to believe it."
During an interview on 20/20 last October, Remini revealed that the Church of Scientology wanted to recruit J. Lo. Find out more in the video below.