Jennifer Lopez’s production partner has shot down the singer’s reputation as a diva, explaining she flew across country to be with her as she underwent cancer treatment.
Former agent Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who is the president of J. Lo’s Nuyorican company, sat down for a new The Hollywood Reporter interview with the superstar and insists there’s so much more to her pal than her image as a high roller with expensive tastes.
The diva tag came up in the interview when Lopez was handed a bedazzled Starbucks tumbler bearing her initials, which was a gift from an assistant.
“I don’t love it because of this idea that she’s diva-like,” Goldsmith-Thomas said, before revealing, “She is so not that. A few years after Maid in Manhattan, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She found out when I was having chemo, didn’t tell me and just showed up at Sloan Kettering (clinic).
“The girl I know flies across the country to rub your bald head or sit at home with you to eat popcorn and watch Jim Brooks movies.”