Jennifer Lopez has had a busy year and is grateful for many things, especially her family. And the Jenny from the Block singer had not one, but two Thanksgiving festivities with her loved ones over the weekend.
Lopez, who is extremely close to her family, has given her rarely-seen sister Leslie a double dose of happiness by celebrating her birthday in their family home.
Lynda Lopez, Jennifer’s younger sister, posted a candid photo of Jennifer assisting Leslie in blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, with the two twinning in blue.
Lynda said in the caption: “Grateful for sisters… Hope you got to spend the day around a table with loved ones. Counting my blessings today. #HappyThanksgiving!”
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Jennifer Lopez’s younger sister Lynda Lopez, who frequently joins her on the red carpet, posted a candid photo of Jennifer assisting Leslie in blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, with the two twinning in blue.
While Lynda is frequently seen on the red carpet with Jennifer and is a well-known TV journalist and author in her own right, Leslie maintains a much lower profile.
Jennifer was described as a typical “goofy” middle sister in a joint interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2002, in which both siblings described Jennifer as a typical “goofy” middle sister.
Both sisters confessed in the interview that they disliked appearing on interviews to talk about their famous sibling. According to Leslie, “as a kid, Jen was the ringleader. Anything that was concocted was usually her idea.”
“She’s still my little pain in the butt sister.” she said of the award-winning actress. Meanwhile, Lynda expressed her surprise at how famous her sister had become.
“All these people are here to see my goofball sister – it’s like, I can’t believe these are people that are here to see Jen, my goofy sister who ran around in her underwear in our house when we were little.”
The siblings grew up in The Bronx with their parents, Guadalupe and David, and while Jennifer has houses all over the country, the rest of her family has stayed in New York, which she visits frequently, particularly during the holidays.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, Jennifer Lopez and her fiancé Ben Affleck organized a food drive with their respective children in support of Rise Against Hunger.
Following the star’s breakup with fiancé Alex Rodriguez earlier this year, the two resumed their romance. The happy couple was spotted out and about over the weekend, accompanied by their children.
Jennifer and ex-husband Marc Anthony have twins Emme and Max, and Ben and ex-wife Jennifer Garner have Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.