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J. Lo's Choice: A Guide to Befriending Meryl Streep

J. Lo's Choice: A Guide to Befriending Meryl Streep

Meryl JLo selfie

The biggest surprise of the night, the birth of new BFFs — MerLo.

Take out any obstacles, and any other Jennifers, in your way

Meryl JHud

Lest we forget, Oscar-winner (lest we forget) Jennifer Hudson was originally sitting next to Meryl, with an Aniston directly behind.


Next thing you know, JHud's getting ready to take the Oscars to church and JLo has seat-filled her way next to Meryl. Don't be fooled by the rocks tha she's got, Jenny will cockblock you without a second thought.

Just be there for her, dammit

Meryl JLo

Sensing Meryl's discomfort at her Into the Woods clip, Lopez whips that high ponytail around to offer a moment of sister solidarity. The seed's been planted.

Advocate for women's equal rights

Meryl and JLo YAS

Though Patricia Arquette lost all goodwill she had engendered with her empowering Oscar speech within minutes, she still managed to bring together Meryl and Jennifer, who both love them some gender parity.

Know when to make your move

Full circleBut J.Lo almost missed her chance, being caught up in the rapture of social commentary.

TurnLuckily, the iron gaze of Meryl Streep has never been ignored. Nor will it ever.


Cement friendship with a selfie

MERYL STREEP #oscars #oscarlegend #needsomeofthatoscarjuju lol

A photo posted by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

And just for kicks, why not add another selfie to drive the point home. Like Highlander, there can only be one Jennifer.

Photo bombed by my favorite couple Jennifer and Justin #Oscars

A photo posted by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

With an Aniston, directly behind.

Les Fabian Brathwaite, writer of the upcoming MerLo buddy cop comedy, Out of African Sight.

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