While performing at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday 16 June 2022, Jennifer Lopez introduced her 14-year-old child using gender-neutral pronouns. JLo invited her kid, Emme Muñiz, on stage and introduced them only using they/them pronouns by telling the crowd: “The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t.”
“So this is a very special occasion,” the American singer and actress continued, referring to the Super Bowl halftime performance she also brought her child on stage for in 2020. At the time, the then 11-year-old performed their mother’s 2001 hit ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Young Muñiz then broke into a version of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The U.S.A.’.
“They are very, very busy. Booked. And pricey,” Lopez added at the duo’s latest performance.
Muñiz—whose father is actor Marc Anthony—joined their mother to perform a duet of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) Blue Diamond Gala. Lopez went on to joke that Muñiz was “worth every single penny because they’re my favourite duet partner of all time.”
A video from user @ygiron96 on Twitter shows the pair singing together, with Lopez wearing a mint-coloured outfit with feathered embellishment and Muñiz in a hot pink matching set and black cap. At one point, the singer kneeled down and looked up at them while they harmonised. The Daily Mail also reported that Muñiz used a rainbow-coloured microphone during the performance.
Lopez and Anthony have one other child, Emme’s twin Max. Following Muñiz’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, both parents expressed how proud they were of their child.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the Blue Diamond Gala raised a record $3.6 million dollars for LADF, which aims to provide healthcare and improve education, homelessness and social justice for Los Angeles residents.
In a now-viral series of videos posted on TikTok, Riley Fauria shared the names of the male celebrities who have rejected her on the dating app Raya. For those who aren’t familiar with the platform, and although it defines itself as a “membership-based community for people all over the world to connect and collaborate,” Raya is widely said to be mostly used as a dating app by celebrities.
Unlike other popular online dating spaces like Bumble or Tinder, this celeb-focused app requires interested users to submit an application. “Once submitted, applications are placed in queue and reviewed continually,” the platform’s description in the App Store reads. “An applicant’s status can change from ‘waitlisted’ to ‘accepted’ at any time,” it continues.
In May 2021, Raya made headlines after a woman, Nivine Jay, claimed that Ben Affleck sent her a video after she unmatched him on the platform. At the time, Jay uploaded a TikTok of what she alleged was a video of Affleck jokingly upset with the fact he had been curved.
“Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on Raya and thought it was fake, so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram,” she captioned the video, which showed a man who resembles Affleck asking her: “Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me.”
While the authenticity of the video was never confirmed, the TikTok led to a prompt increase in interest in Raya.
But back to Fauria, who only shared her videos recently. Before we go into the list of celebrities she claims to have rejected her on the dating app, it should also be noted that the TikTok user has confirmed that a recommendation may help you get approved on Raya.
In the first video she ever posted, Fauria named actors David Spade, Chris Rock, Ethan Cutkosky and Drew Starkey as just a few of the men she tried to match with. In the comments section, users shared similar experiences and asked questions about the mysterious platform.
“How do you know if they are real, not fake?” one user asked. Fauria responded, revealing that there is a verification process. “I d[on’t] k[now] why I just feel like everyone has a shot with David Spade,” another commented.
Her third and latest video in the list includes John Mayer, Tom Felton, Zedd, Tyler Cameron and Nick Kroll. “I think I should probably stop doing these,” Fauria shared at the end of the video. “I’m really, really breaking open some old wounds right now.”