Thank you, ‘American Idol’ star Chris Medina, who unfortunately didn’t make it into the Top 24. It took your brave story to shake J-Lo up and into a sobbing breakdown.
And it was about time that Jennifer Lopez, who has lived in a charmed superstar world for years now, was touched by an “ordinary”, non-Hollywood human being.
Chris Medina is the courageous 26-year-old barista from Milwaukee who has been singing his heart out for his beautiful paraplegic fiancee, Juliana Ramos on American Idol. Juliana and Chris were engaged and two months away from their wedding when she was gravely injured in a car accident and almost died. Though Chris was warned that she probably wouldn’t make it, he remained by her side, praying for a miracle. He got that miracle- she survived, but as a paraplegic with many other challenges.
My question is : would J-Lo herself have ever been able to say the sentence of pure love and selfishness that Chris did, when he told his story to the American Idol judges — “what kind of guy would I be if I walked out, when she needed me most”?
Listen, I know J-Lo loves her children, but she’s an a Super Duper Diva, surrounded by uber-wealthy people whose ambitions and schemes are far more complicated than those of Chris Medina, who just wants to make his Juliana happy again.
Maybe J-Lo realized this. Realized that the bodyguards, limos, VIP area passes, and the $340,000 worth of Cartier jewels at the Grammys, don’t add up to the menschy character that is innate to Chris Medina. When J-Lo was sobbing at having to eliminate Chris, was she also sobbing because she doesn’t have that purity of love and character in her life and she recognized it?
In any case, thank you Chris, for being the person you are and for putting J-Lo in touch with the courage and humanity that exists outside her charmed Hollywood world.