FAMILY & PARENTING

Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Dance With Daughters To 2000s Hits At ‘Club Basement’

by Angela Andaloro

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are one of the most beautiful examples of a blended family we’ve ever seen.

Though the couple had to push back their nuptials, originally scheduled for this year, it’s clear that the Lopez-Rodriguez clan is very much a family. They’re also a family that shares their super-cute fun together online for all of us to enjoy.

Jennifer and Alex recently took some time to explore some “old-school” hits with their kids. The couple hung out with 12-year-old daughters Emme and Ella and Alex’s nephew, White Sox pitcher Nick Silva. The five had a full-out dance party with some of the biggest hits of the 2000s.

While the tween girls weren’t familiar with all the songs played, they showed an impressive knowledge. More importantly, it looked like they were having a blast.

The videos are just the latest glimpse into the sweet life of their family. In a way, it’s also a reminder that celebrity kids can be allowed to just be kids, even if millions of people are hitting the like button on their videos.

There’s no denying that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have a lot of fun with their family. Both the stars are fun-loving in their own nature. With a bunch of teenage kids in the home, they’ve found a way to be cool parents without hardly trying.

Recently, Alex and Jennifer decided to put their tween daughters’ knowledge of some of the greatest party tracks of the early 2000s to the test. Both shared videos of what they affectionately called “Club Basement” on TikTok and Instagram. Joining them was Alex’s nephew, 23-year-old Chicago White Sox pitcher Nick Silva.

@jlo

These bops had me hype! ✨✨ Party in Club Basement with Alex, Lulu, Ella Bella and Nick! @arod13

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The video on J.Lo’s account shows the family gathered around the camera, ready to jam out. They dance to Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s classic “Dilemma,” Ja Rule and Ashanti’s “Always on Time,” T-Pain’s “Buy U a Drank,” and more. The girls know a surprising number of the songs.

@arod13

Party in “Club Basement” 🎉 !!! DJs Ella & Emme droppin some beats 😂 🎶 ##hiphop ##whatamidoing @jlo

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It’s hard to tell who is having a better time during the challenge. The next video shows the family dancing to songs like Flo Rida’s “Low,” Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” The family full of native New Yorkers went all the way in on that last track.

The family has been spending quality time together since shutdowns began. Their summer shenanigans in the Hamptons have been filled with outdoor sports, music, and time enjoying one another’s company. Nick seems to have joined in on the fun around the Fourth of July in a family where more is truly merrier.

Alex has spent a lot of time reflecting on what this time has taught him. Earlier this month, he wrote, “I’m very lucky to spend time with my family and get to have a little fun. And a special shoutout to the great Al Michaels for being my inspiration today 🤣.

“This year has reinforced a few ideas in my mind: 1. Cherish your loved ones and the time you spend with them. 2. Keep educating yourself and challenging yourself. 3. Speak up and listen to each other 4. Spread love. Spread kindness. Spread joy.”

In April, he wrote more about the experience. “One thing I’m incredibly grateful for right now is getting to spend additional time with my family. I love spending so much time with these beautiful girls, who still laugh when I make goofy faces in pictures. 🤣,” he captioned an image of himself and Jennifer with his oldest daughter, 15-year-old Natasha.

“Each day I am trying to focus on doing one positive thing for someone else. This is a time where we all need to help each other, and by doing so we will help ourselves remember that this situation may be temporary, but our actions are permanent. Let’s make the most of this time and stay together as a community, even while we are apart with our families.”

The couple has been very focused on family, but their greatest joy is still uplifting others. The two teamed up to give a keynote speech at New York City’s citywide graduation in June. As they addressed the class of 2020, they acknowledged that while everyone feels uncertain about their future at that stage in life, this year’s class is presented with unique challenges.

“We both remember being in your position with an uncertain future ahead of us. But what we know now is we weren’t really in your shoes,” Jennifer said.

“We didn’t have to celebrate our graduation at home, or watch our teachers and graduation speakers on a screen. We didn’t have to learn about our loved ones getting sick, and we didn’t have protests for racial equality taking place in our streets every day.”

“As the events of recent weeks have shown, your generation is facing a series of unique challenges,” Jennifer noted.

“With every great challenge comes a great opportunity. And like so many things in life, this starts with accepting responsibility … To graduate really means to elevate, to rise to the next level, to step up to something better.”

“Do whatever you can, big or small, to make sure that those who represent you do in fact truly represent you,” she encouraged the young adults.

“And please, don’t let your education stop after graduating. You may have earned your degree today, but you never stop being a student. Make an effort to learn more and more every single day. That’s a little something Alex and I practice every chance we get.”

It seems that Alex and Jennifer are truly working to pass that wisdom on to their four kids in all areas, from music to education to so much more.