Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini pose at the Photo Call For STX Films' "Second Act"

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Leah Remini talks bestie JLo during quarantine: ‘It’s just so selfish of her to continue to be pretty and skinny’

The ‘Second Act’ actress shared what JLo should do while under self-quarantine

Like us,  Jennifer Lopez ’s best friend, Leah Remini, thinks (and knows) that the Bronx Diva is flawless. In an interview during TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on NBC, the Kevin Can Wait actress revealed what her best friend should do during quarantine so that everyone feels a bit better about not being as in shape as her — and that’s for her to not come out “pretty and skinny” once quarantine ends. Leah feels that it’s only “fair” that JLo packs on the ‘quarantine 15’ like the rest of us. “As a public service, Jennifer should come out of this big,” she said. “It’s just so selfish of her to continue to be pretty and skinny.”

Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez seen on location for 'Second Act'©GettyImages
Leah met bestie Jennifer through ex-husband Marc Anthony at the 2004 premiere of Denzel Washington’s Man on Fire film

In fact, the New Yorker went on to tell Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush-Hager about how she ended up seeing the singer in her birthday suit the first time hanging at her house. “When we first met — if you have sisters you’ll get this, and that’s being naked in front of each other is not that big of a deal,” she continued. “We’ll [use the bathroom] in front of each other.”

As both JLo and Leah both grew up with sisters, this is something that neither star is phased by. On that occasion, Jen needed to get ready and jumped into the shower. Leah revealed, “I was like ‘Please, God, this woman will have cellulite. She will not be perfect.’ I was hoping that this perfectness had all been a fraud. And it was still perfect. Then I had to say it out loud, ‘You know, I just want you to know, you’re just pretty.’”

Jennifer Lopez, Emme Muniz, Sofia Bella Pagan and Leah Remini attend the Gucci Children's Collection©GettyImages
Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini share an incredibly tight bond and have been there for one another through the highs and lows

In another interview on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live promoting her Scientology podcast with Mike Rinder, the show’s host Andy Cohen asked Leah if she’d been communicating with Jennifer throughout the quarantine. Leah spoke of her earlier interview on Today and revealed the Hustlers’ actress’ rebuttal: “She said, ‘Oh, I’m going to respond to it, don’t worry.’”