How long have Leah Remini and JLo been friends?

Celebrity friendships come and go, especially with superstars who have attained the same fame as Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini.

Throughout their years of friendship, fans have wondered how JLo and Leah became so close in the first place.

Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini have a year-long camaraderie that's been chronicled in the media


Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini have a year-long camaraderie that’s been chronicled in the media

How long have Leah Remini and JLo been friends?

Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez’s camaraderie dates back to April 2004.

While promoting their 2018 film Second Act together, the two besties reminisced about how they met.

Leah told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I was friends with Marc Anthony and then he started dating Jennifer and he did the movie ‘Man on Fire’.”

“I went to the premiere of the film and he said, ‘You have to meet Jennifer!’ And he said to Jennifer, ‘You have to meet Leah and Angelo, my man.

Jennifer’s BFF added, “We went to the premiere hoping that in real life she would be ugly.”

“And then as I approached her, I thought, ‘I hope it’s the lighting. Maybe she just looks good here.’”

The singer chimed in on Leah’s reminiscence, “We fell in love right there.”

“It was one of those instant chemistry things where you’re just like, ‘I love this person. I love being with this person. This person makes me laugh.’”

JLo explained: “She’s cool and we have a very similar upbringing too. That’s why we work well together.”

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What Happened to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at Leah Remini’s Birthday Party?

On July 22, 2021, Leah Remini took to Instagram and shared various photos and posts from her 51st birthday celebration, which took place a month earlier on June 15.

She captioned the post: “I wanted to share a little video from my birthday with you all because I got so much love from you guys on my birthday but also every day.”

“I feel like I have the best support system here on social media.”

She further added, “Also, I can’t thank my family and friends enough for coming and celebrating with me in a way that was very special to me.”

Among the footage shared on the actress’ Instagram, fans were able to see instances of Leah’s BFF exchanging hugs and making affectionate gestures with Ben Affleck.

JLo and Leah Remini met through the singer's ex-husband, Marc Anthony


JLo and Leah Remini met through the singer’s ex-husband, Marc AnthonyPhoto credit: Getty

The Besties also snapped numerous pictures with JLo’s former flame.

The actress’ birthday party was one of many times Jennifer and Ben were spotted together, sparking rumors of a rekindled relationship at the time.

After the party, People magazine reported from a source: “Although their split many years ago was devastating for Jennifer, she never said a bad word about Ben.”

“They want to do everything to make this work.”

The singer exclusively confirmed her and the actor’s rekindled romance to People in February 2022, “I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him.”

“It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”

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What is Leah Remini Net Worth?

Leah Remini rose to fame in the late 1990s for her role on the television show The King of Queens.

She starred in Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Kevin Can Wait, Old School and The Clapper.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Leah has amassed a net worth of an estimated $25 million.

The actress is a two-time Emmy winner and four-time nominee.

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