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Jennifer Lopez says 2020 taught her what really matters in life

Jennifer Lopez said at the E! People’s Choice Awards Sunday night that 2020 taught her a valuable lesson about family

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Jennifer Lopez said the year 2020 taught her a valuable lesson about we need to value in life during her acceptance speech at the E! People’s Choice Awards Sunday night.

What’s going on?

Lopez took home the People’s Icon award on Sunday night, which cements her as one of the country’s biggest stars. But the award isn’t what mattered on Sunday night, according to CNN.

Here’s what she said:

  • “I mean, before 2020 we were obsessing about winning this award, getting nominated for that award, we were caught up on who sold the most records or who had the biggest box office opening or crazy stuff. This year was the great leveler. It showed us what mattered, what didn’t and for me, reinforced what matters most, people.”
  • “Helping each other, loving each other, being kind to each other. And the importance of that connection, that human touch and I realize it’s what I strive for in everything I do, to reach people, to touch people. I believe that’s what we all want, shared experiences, to know that we’re not in this alone,” Lopez went on to say. “Your belief and your faith in me motivates me to keep going and sometimes when I’m tired or beaten down like a lot of us have been this year, it’s my family, my friends, my babies and my fans, you guys, who have lifted me up when I couldn’t lift myself.”
  • “So now here I stand, so very grateful, knowing that the true measure of my success is not in box office numbers or records sold but from the love that I feel from all of you and yes, I feel it.”

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Lopez was also surprised by celebrity guest appearances before her speech, including from actresses Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman, according to People magazine.