Inside the event, the mother of two reflected on her days as an up-and-coming dancer, and the sacrifices she made in hopes of landing her dream job.
"I remember only getting to have one piece of pizza every day when I was a dancer," said Lopez, who started out as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy classic In Living Color. "That’s how I lived. I did that for a couple of years before I got my first big job."
"I wouldn’t trade it for the world," she added. "For me, coming from that struggle, this is a dream come true for me. I don't say that lightly."