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Jennifer Lopez Says She Would Never Rekindle Romance with Marc Anthony: Being ‘Best Friends’ Is Good for Our Kids

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One of Jennifer Lopez‘s daughter Emme Maribel‘s big talents definitely comes from her family — but not in the way one might expect.

“She sews,” the singer, 47, told Kelly Ripa and guest host Jeffrey Dean Morgan Monday of her 9-year-old daughter on an episode of Live with Kelly. “My grandmother was a seamstress, my mom’s mom, that’s what she did for a living.”

Adds Lopez, “Emme seems to have her spirit … and she’s taken to sewing, she’s been doing it for a couple years. She did her Halloween costume. She made me a dress.”

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“Actually, the dress I have in [this] picture, she made,” Lopez says, referring to a photo that appears on screen in which she is wearing a dark-green dress and posing with Emme, son Maximilian David and ex-husband Marc Anthony during the twins’ recent 9th birthday celebration.

“It’s short in the front, long in the back — my favorite color, which is emerald green,” she continues. “And she gave it to me for Christmas. And, by the way, it fits beautiful. Honestly, I’m not saying it ’cause she’s my daughter. It fit me perfect.”

Me and this beautiful lil marshmallow… #shesstillacoconut #mamasbabygirl #luckyme

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Lopez says she and Anthony are “like best friends” when it comes to co-parenting their twins, and that they’re making a Spanish album together at the moment.

“At first I was like, ‘We’re good with the kids and everything, but if we start working together, are we gonna start going at each other again?’ ” admits the legendary entertainer. “And it’s been awesome. Honestly, I think it’s even helped our relationship.”

“We’re just in a really great place, and the kids get to spend time with the two of us more together and see us working together,” continues Lopez. “It’s just good for the whole family.”

Emme and Maximilian…I cant believe its 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 Ive felt that way everyday since. 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!!! Mama loves you so damn much!!! 💗💙

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Ripa can’t help inquiring about whether that great dynamic could potentially mean a future romance rekindling between the singer and Anthony, 48, who split in July 2011 after seven years of marriage.

“No!” says Lopez, who is currently dating retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez, with a laugh. “No no, I think we’re really good the way we are. Honestly, we’re always gonna be great friends. I’m always gonna be there for him, he’s always gonna be there for me.”

She adds, “We share something very special in the kids, and we know that. We’re there for them, and that’s the main thing.”