The couple were all smiles as they posed with Leah Remini and her husband Angelo Pagan in a photo posted to Remini’s Instagram page.
“Celebrating our Max & Emme’s 9th birthday,” Remini, who is Max and Emme’s godmother, captioned the shot. She hashtagged it, “#familia #memories #friendship.”
On her own page, Lopez shared a collage of photos of her children, captioning it:
“Emme and Maximilian…I cant believe it’s 9 years ago today that God entrusted me with the biggest blessings of my life… he finally sent me my beautiful twins, my babies, my love and life in two lil human beings. I immediately felt bonded, protective, overwhelmed with emotion and like the luckiest woman on this earth. And I’ve felt that way every day since.”
She continued, “You make me proud every single moment of every single day! You are two shining lights that make this world a better more beautiful place for me and everyone who is lucky enough to know you…Thank you Lord for choosing me to be Max and Emme’s mom. The word LOVE is not enough for how my heart and soul feel when I think of you… Happy Happy Birthday my lil coconuts!!!”
Lopez and Anthony tied the knot in a secret ceremony in June 2004 at Lopez’s home in Beverly Hills. They dated for just six months before getting married — though first met as friends in 1998 when Anthony was starring in Broadway’s The Capeman.
The couple split in in July 2011, after seven years of marriage, but have remained close since their divorce was finalized in June 2014. They shared the stage in New York City in August, and even shared a kiss after Lopez presented Anthony the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year award at November’s Latin Grammys.
“I had given birth and the kids honestly just gave me a new direction,” the singer said, wiping away years. “They just made me realize … what was real and what wasn’t real. They just changed everything.”