Watch: Jennifer Lopez Emotionally Reveals 'The Fosters' Is An Homage to Her Lesbian Aunt

In an interview with ET's Rob Marciano, Jennifer Lopez dished the details on her upcoming ABC Family series featuring interracial lesbian moms, The Fosters.
By: Sunnivie Brydum
April 24 2013 1:34 PM

In an interview with ET's Rob Marciano, Jennifer Lopez dished the details on her upcoming ABC Family series featuring interracial lesbian moms, The Fosters

J-Lo told Marciano the series, which Lopez is executive producing, highlights the real-world diversity of modern American families. 

"Although [the script] was about a non-traditional family and had some newer themes, it had some really basic themes as well about family and love and what's really important," said Lopez. "And life can be complicated and messy sometimes and not simple. It gives a really good depiction of family in this day and age."

The actor, singer, producer, and mother of two got emotional when she told Extra about her lesbian aunt, with whom she lived while growing up, and to whom the show is a sort of "homage."

"I thought of her often when I was thinking of taking on this project and the prejudices that she faced," said Lopez. "She was always there for us. She was a great person. She didn't have her own family and I often wonder if she wanted it." 

The Fosters premieres on ABC Family on June 3, and got some love from Gay Parenting magazine, where the entire cast is featured on the latest issue's cover. Check out that image here

Watch ET's interview below. 


 

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