During an ‘American Idol’ audition stop in Detroit, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. fell under the spell of contestant Maurice Townsend’s unbelievably cute family. It was Jennifer’s reaction that touched our hearts, as the mama of twins fell in love with the contestant’s 4-month old baby.
Jennifer Lopez‘s maternal side came leaping out when she swiftly fell in love with American Idol contestant Maurice Townsend‘s newborn daughter. The mom to twins Max and Emme Anthony, 5 could not get enough of Maurice’s adorable 4-month old, Eva, and she even gasped at the little baby’s every move.
Jennifer Lopez Gushes Over ‘American Idol’ Contestant Maurice Townsend’s Baby
Jennifer’s maternal side came out when the American Idol judge fell in love with a contestant’s baby on television. Idol made a stop in Detroit, Michigan and native Maurice Townsend wowed the judges with his flawless rendition of John Legend‘s So High. After the audition, the judges asked the full time student to bring in his family, which was outside waiting for him.
As the family walked in, Jennifer almost leaped out of her chair as she spotted Maurice’s 4-month old daughter Eva who was in her mother’s arms. “Look at this little thing!” Jennifer cooed. “Oh my God, look at you,” the mother of 5 year-old twins Max and Emme said.
Little Eva seemed to be just as enamored with JLo. As the seemingly teary-eyed Jenny From the Block singer softly touched the tot’s button nose, the little girl reached out to touch Jennifer’s face as well.
‘American Idol’ Judges Fall in Love With Contestant & His Family
The judges were so impressed with Maurice’s performance. “I actually just got to sit back and enjoy the show, and that never happens,” Keith Urban said of Maurice.
“This is the most stylish family I have ever seen!” Harry Connick Jr. complimented. “That little girl with those three brothers…” Jennifer started to say as the family was on its way out. “I just wanted to eat her!” Harry chimed in. “She was a muffin!” JLo gushed.
— By Stephanie Sengwe