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Lopez gave an emotional speech, where she thanked her family, friends and fans for “going on this journey with me.”
“This all feels kind of surreal… I’m a lucky girl. My dream was always to entertain…I just wanted to be good at what I did,” the former “American Idol” judge said as she fought back tears. “This landmark moment inspires me to work harder and dream bigger for all that is the future. I hope you feel as I do that it was all worth it, and I hope that I have touched your hearts even in a small way.”
She added, “Jenny From the Block has a new address… on the boulevard of dreams!”
Lopez’s boyfriend Casper Smart, ex-husband Marc Anthony and twins Max and Emme were also in attendance.
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