Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Helping Leah Remini Through Her Decision to Leave Scientology

American Idol judge says it was "a tough moment" for her friend

By Peter Gicas Mar 21, 2014 4:35 PMTags
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When Leah Remini decided to leave the Church of Scientology, the former King of Queens star leaned on Jennifer Lopez for support.

"Yeah. It was a tough moment for her," Lopez said during her appearance on Friday's Ellen. "It's all she knew her whole life. When you're raised a certain way and you're around people for a long time, whatever that is, it's going to be hard. We're good friends."

Of course, in addition to being a pal to others, the American Idol judge is also a mom to her twins, Max and Emme, who recently celebrated turning 6.

"They had their birthday at a trampoline place. You know, where you just jump on trampolines all day," Lopez told host Ellen DeGeneres as a picture of the singer and her son was shown to the audience.

"That's my Max," Lopez said proudly. "He had just cut his hair. He was wearing the little man-bun for a little while. He was like, 'Mom, I want to cut my hair'...I said 'OK,' and then he cut his hair, and then Emme was like, 'I want to cut my hair too.' So they both got their hair cut on their 6th birthday."

"So, she does whatever he does?" inquired DeGeneres.

"No, no, no, no, no," Lopez clarified. "She's in charge. Like all the women in our family."