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Jennifer Lopez on Her New ABC Show About a Gay Family: VIDEO


Jennifer Lopez spoke with Extra about her new ABC show The Fosters, which is about  a gay couple raising a multi-ethnic family. J Lo serves as executive producer.

“Gay marriage is becoming legal now in so many places, and there's a controversy surrounding it, but at the end of the day, it does exist. And to keep pretending that it doesn't is really, I feel, is irresponsible because there are children who do grow up in these families and you don't want them feeling weird, or like they're not normal or have inferiority complexes, or anything like that. You want them to know that as long as they are surrounded by love -- that’s the most important thing.”


The Fosters premieres in June. Watch a preview HERE.

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  1. meh

    Posted by: Jay | Apr 25, 2013 8:43:02 AM

  2. Playing it safe there, JLo? You aren't exactly speaking out for marriage equality, just speaking out for "the children".

    That straddles the line quite nicely, doesn't offend your fans that hate the gays, doesn't offend the fans who are gay. She must have an awesome PR staff.

    Posted by: johnny | Apr 25, 2013 9:11:20 AM

  3. Lopez has had some harsh press in the past, and her "diva-esque" demands are legendary. However, give the lady her props: she's going out on a limb big-time with this--more than many of the other past gay icons have in terms of producing results. Bravo.

    Posted by: Dback | Apr 25, 2013 9:22:03 AM

  4. J-Lo can't sing or act, so what makes you think her show is going to be good?

    She's one of these no-talent people who gets a pass simply because she's female and 'looks good' in a tight dress. Barf.

    Posted by: Adam | Apr 25, 2013 10:04:04 AM

  5. People often don't use the exact words I might choose, but she's delivering a message that most will understand... children of gay families shouldn't be penalized by our own government, and that's what's happening now.

    I welcome her voice of support.

    With only a few notable misses over a long career, this girl nearly always hits a bulls-eye. I'll definitely check it out.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Apr 25, 2013 10:04:31 AM

  6. Adam, go watch Selena and get back to us on wether she can sing or act. She may not be the best at either, but she's pretty good at both ... and given the right role or song, can do some pretty entertaining stuff. Whatever she is, she's not Paris Hilton

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 25, 2013 11:51:56 AM

  7. Is Jennifer Lopez the best advocate for marriage when she broke up someone else's?

    Posted by: Ruddigore | Apr 25, 2013 11:54:08 AM

  8. Adam,

    you're just jealous because you can't wear tight dresses anymore. Do what I did--just deal with it.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 25, 2013 11:56:50 AM

  9. Bravo Jennifer lopez.. this is called putting your money where your mouth is... she has stated numerous times her support for LGBT issues, and marriage equality. What she hasnt done has been insincere or pandering as other starlets would do ..

    she cant sing or act.. watch Selena, Out of Sight and El Cantante and get back to me..
    while she may not be the greatest singer in teh game, she can sing and at least does more live singing the others read the reviews of her tour.. i rather hear a Artist hit a couple notes and know they are singing live... i look forward to this show

    Posted by: rico_ysl | Apr 25, 2013 12:59:57 PM

  10. Adam = Jason/Rick. He hates women. Period.

    Posted by: UGH | Apr 25, 2013 1:05:48 PM

  11. How anyone can spew ignorance and say JLo has not talent is beyond me. Dumbfounded...

    Think it's great she's producing such a GLBT-friendly show. I hope it has great success!

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Apr 25, 2013 3:56:56 PM

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