On Friday, March 21, 2014, Jennifer Lopez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show but DeGeneres was a little less than glad to see her and did not show her any love. What’s up with that? It appears that Lopez was a bit under the weather and Ellen wanted nothing to do with any germs that might be shared by being in close contact with the 44-year-old Latin pop singer! Do you blame her?
Lopez discussed how she feels before hitting the stage for a performance. After all, it is normal to feel a bit nervous before taking the stage, right? But Lopez told DeGeneres it was more adrenaline than actually nerves and that about 30 seconds before stage time everything “really goes quite for me” and then once she gets out there, she’s good to go. DeGeneres agreed saying she felt the same way until she actually walked out on stage and then it all calms down.
But when Lopez said she took a deep breath just before taking the stage, which was a good thing “especially when she has bronchitis,” the germaphobe in DeGeneres reared its ugly head. “Do you have bronchitis right now?”
Lopez admitted that yes, she did indeed have bronchitis but thankfully was on the backend of it, to which DeGeneres made a sign and said, “I’m so glad I hugged you.”
Lopez could tell that DeGeneres was a bit on edge about being near her because she was sick so she deliberately ribbed Ellen about the fact that she was sick and even called the 56-year-old talk show host and comedian a germaphobe. She even jumped over in DeGeneres’ chair at one point and wrapped her arms around her, giving her a big hug. And while she was laughing, DeGeneres threw her knees up and turned away in true germaphobe fashion.
However, DeGeneres tried to defend herself saying, “There’s a rumor going around that I am a germaphobe and I do not know how that got started; it is just that I do not want to get sick. If you are sick, I do not want to get sick.” And that explains why Ellen DeGeneres was a bit hesitant and did not show Jennifer Lopez any love when she appeared on her show.
DeGeneres and Lopez went on to chat about her new song, I Luh Ya Papi, and about her gig on American Idol. Lopez admitted that she really enjoys working with Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban on the judges’ panel, and while Connick is super funny during breaks, she has to remind him to be funny when they are on air because he is so serious about critiquing the contestants.
Then Lopez and DeGeneres talked about her friendship with Leah Remini and how she supported her through her decision to leave the Church of Scientology. “It was a tough moment for Remini,” Lopez said.
But the interview could not be complete without Lopez talking about her little ones, 6-year-old twins, Max and Emme. “They had their birthday at a trampoline place and were asleep by eight o’clock…woo…gotta do this every weekend,” the diva joked.
In the end, all joking aside, DeGeneres was thrilled that the pop icon Jennifer Lopez made an appearance on her show. Despite not feeling well and her voice being a bit scratchy, Jennifer Lopez had fun on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, and even though Ellen did not want to get too close for fear of getting sick, she did indeed show the pop star a lot of love.
Opinion By Donna W. Martin