Let’s Get Loud! J.Lo Cheers for Pal Leah Remini at ‘DWTS’

by | September 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM | Dancing With The Stars, Interview, TV News

Jennifer Lopez hugs pal Leah Remini in the "DWTS" Audience (Photo: ABC)

Who needs Scientology when you’ve got J.Lo?

Jennifer Lopez cheered on her friend Leah Remini from the “Dancing with the Stars” audience as the former “King of Queens” star gave the reality show a shot just weeks after her controversial break from the Church of Scientology.

“I had my pal Jennifer, my husband, my daughter,” Remini smiled to xfinityTV after Monday night’s premiere, in which the actress received a score of 21 for her graceful foxtrot with her partner Tony Dovolani. “I had a whole cheering section.”

And the “Let’s Get Loud” singer did just that, as “DWTS” fans saw Lopez applauding and shouting approval as Remini performed.
The actress explained that Lopez is “like family” to her.

“When I hear J.Lo, I don’t even know who that is. To me, it’s Jen,” Remini said.

Remini was happy to be in the “DWTS” ballroom – and wasn’t interested in talking about leaving Scientology.

But her partner Dovolani said, “Dancing heals all things.”

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Meanwhile, “Glee” star Amber Riley, who earned the highest score of the night, a 27 with partner Derek Hough, said having J.Lo in the audience was “really cool. That was awesome that she came.”

And it turns out Casper Smart, the boyfriend Lopez had by her side on Monday night, is an acquaintance of Amber’s.

“I actually know Casper. He used to dance on our show,” the “Glee” singer told xfinityTV.