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Jennifer Lopez's son Max branded 'special' and 'brilliant' by Alex Rodriguez in sweet tribute

The Jenny from the Block hitmaker is a doting mum to twins Emme and Max

Hanna Fillingham

Jennifer Lopez is a doting mum to twins Max and Emme, and while her daughter has been making a name for herself as a talented singer, her son has kept a lower profile.

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But this week, J-Lo's fiancé Alex Rodriguez took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of himself and his soon-to-be stepson, alongside a heartfelt tribute.

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Alex wrote: "So proud of this young man. He's brilliant. He's handsome. He's special. Max."

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The Jenny from the Block hitmaker has spoken in the past about Alex and Max's close bond. The couple are both parents to two children.

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The sportsman shares daughters Ella and Natasha with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, and all four kids get on well.

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Jennifer Lopez's fiancé Alex Rodriguez paid tribute to her son Max

Jennifer and Alex have been praised for finding the perfect balance with their blended family, and have previously opened up about their kids' close relationship with each other. 

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Talking to People, the Selena actress said: "Kids are so beautiful and open to love and new friends. "I was so loving to his kids and he was so loving and accepting of mine, and they embraced each other right away.

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Jennifer and Alex with their children 

"[It was] 'I get a new bonus brother and sisters to hang out with all the time and it's nice.'"  

The celebrity couple have been pictured on more than one occasion with their exes at family celebrations, so that their children can benefit from having both parents present.

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Cynthia and her husband were present at Ella's lockdown birthday party in April, while Marc regularly attends events with Jennifer.

The award-winning singer previously shared a sweet photo on Instagram of himself and the Let's Get Loud hitmaker hand-in-hand with Emme while visiting her school, accompanied by the caption: "Nothing but love between us."

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The Jenny from the Block hitmaker and ARod have been praised for their close blended family

Most recently, Jennifer and Alex celebrated Christmas together with their children in Miami, before welcoming in the New Year at their home in New York.

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The family enjoyed a low-key party at their penthouse in the city, which also marked Jennifer's launch for her new beauty brand, JLo Beauty.

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Jennifer is a doting mum to her twins

The singer shared footage of them celebrating on social media, with other guests including her mum Guadalupe and sisters Leslie and Lynda. 

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