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Laverne Cox’s Brother Tearfully Explains How Much She Means to Him

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"I want to say in front of the world, I love her so much, I think she is the most extraordinary person I’ve ever met."

In ABC and Hulu's new reality show Claim to Fame, celebrity relatives are put in a house together giving clues to each other on who they're related to. In a recent episode, the contestant known as X was revealed to be M Lamar, the twin brother of Emmy-winning producer, Emmy-nominated actress, activist, and icon Laverne Cox.

In an emotional clip, he explained just how much his sister has meant, not only to him, but to countless others.

"I'm very emotional tonight, not because I'm leaving, but because I have so much respect for my sister," he said. "I've never really spoken about her, but because she's the reason I'm here, I want to say in front of the world, I love her so much, I think she is the most extraordinary person I've ever met."

"She has endured all kinds of insanity, and continues to stand with so much dignity and pride, and go forward and be an inspiration for so many people," Lamar continued. "Her success is so much bigger than her. The number of Black trans actresses who are on the covers of magazines, who are starring in television shows. All of that did not exist before my sister. And I just want to thank her and praise her."

Amen, M Lamar!!!

Lamar is Cox's identical twin brother, and when she was starring on Orange Is the New Black, he played her character Sophia Burset pre-transition in flashbacks.

Cox, who posted the clip on her Instagram, also commented on how much she loves her brother.

"I am an immensely blessed woman in a plethora of ways. One of the most important is that I have known my brother @lamar_m_lamar my entire life," Cox wrote. "I don't have words to express what his words here broadcast on @claimtofameabc last night mean to me. My brother's love, support and counsel are part of the reason I am who I am. And this reaffirms for me that there is a God, a higher power, a blessed energy force bigger than us. Thank you M, my brilliant, talented, charismatic, visionary, revolutionary, Negro Gothic (a term he coined. Get into it yuh!) genius twin sibling! Thank you God!"

We really couldn't love these two any more than we do right now!

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