JENNIFER Love Hewitt claimed during a recent interview that she was JLo way before Jennifer Lopez, 50, took on the now-famous nickname.
The 9-1-1 actress, 41, opened up about her childhood moniker in part 2 of her chat with host Catt Sadler on the NAKED podcast.
They were talking about Jennifer Love’s childhood memories when Catt asked if she ever went by the name “Jenny.”
The Ghost Whisperer alum said: “I was actually JLo before JLo was JLo.”
After making the assertion, she added: “Drop the mic.”
Lopez might be nine years older than Hewitt, but the timing of it all still adds up.The 2020 Super Bowl performer didn’t start going by the name JLo until her music fans started calling her that, according to an interview she did with Chicago Tribune in the early aughts.
This ultimately led the singer to adopt the nickname and title her 2001 album after it.
Meanwhile, in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Hewitt was past her childhood and teen years, which is when she said she went by JLo.
The topic came up after Jennifer told Catt all about a rude experience she’d had when meeting her childhood crush, New Kids on the Block ’s Joey McIntyre.
She revealed of a meet-and-greet she’d had with him when she was younger: “He shunned me at a concert. How dare he, Joey McIntyre.
“Flipped his shoulder like this and was like, ‘I don’t have time to sign that.’”
“I went home and threw out my pillowcases with his face on them…It’s okay. It’s alright.
“I was just a kid, but still.”
During the podcast, the 9-1-1 actress also opened up about doing pageants in Texas with Tia and Tamera Mowry, wanting a Ghost Whisperer revival movie and getting her first tattoo when she was 25 at Hilary Duff’s tattoo party.