EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez and Jenna Dewan Explain How Their Kids Are Following in Their Famous Footsteps
Jennifer Lopez and Jenna Dewan Tatum are bonding over their mini-me’s!
ET recently caught up with the World of Dance stars while they were promoting the competition series during an NBC press day, where they couldn’t help themselves from sharing stories about their children.
Lopez shares 9-year-old twins, Emme and Maximilian, with ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Tatum is mom to 4-year-old daughter Everly with her husband, Channing. While chatting with ET, they discussed how they would react if any of their kids decide they’d like to pursue a career in entertainment someday.
“I think for me, I just — I know that if they’re real artists, if they are artists, there’s nothing I can do to stop them,” Lopez explained. “Which I wouldn’t want to anyway, I would just want to support them and give them all the knowledge that I had and experience.”
“[My son and daughter] have been around this [industry] since they were born, with me and their dad, so they know a lot already and they’re only nine years old,” she continued. “I don’t know if they’re even interested. I think that they could go either way.”
Tatum shared similar thoughts, telling ET that she learned from a young age that it’s important to love what you do.
“I always had the support of my parents that was, ‘Do what you love, follow your passion,'” she said. “So I always say I would do that with Everly.”
“But [Channing and I] do have an ongoing joke,” she added. “We’re like, ‘This will keep her out of the business.’ Like, we actually consciously think of things that will be, like, if she does ease into this, she won’t get into this business, because it’s — she’s grown up around this. Like, going to all of this is very normal for her. But we’ll see.”
Tatum joked that she often gets asked what would happen if Everly ends up having no rhythm, which would be crazy, seeing as her parents are two of the most skilled dancers in Hollywood.
“That’s why I’m not a dance mom at all, I don’t force her,” the brunette beauty shared. “She went to one class and she’s like, ‘No, I don’t want to do it.’ And I was like, never mind, because I never want to be the mom that’s pushing her in the tutu to get in there. But we’ll see, you never know. She likes gymnastics, actually, so…”
Aside from life at home with their kids, Lopez and Tatum also teased what’s to come during the final two episodes of World of Dance‘s first season. A cameo by the Magic Mike star himself, perhaps?
“You never know,” Tatum said. “He shows up where it counts, behind the scenes with the daughter.”
“Yeah, he was on dad duty big time,” she added. “Chasing around our daughter with no shoes backstage.”
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