After their sweet performance at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Lopez, 47, presented Anthony with the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year award.
“You are giving us classics that will remain in us forever,” she said in Spanish in her speech to Anthony, 48. “You will always be many things in my life — a mentor, a soulmate, a father. He is not only a Person of the Year, he is a living legend.”
The crowd then began chanting “kiss” — which prompted the sweet smooch.
Anthony dedicated the honor to his children. “This award, this recognition, I want to dedicate to my children,” he said. “You have sacrificed — more than anyone — to see Daddy standing here after 30 years. You guys are living this moment with me. Alex, Arianna, Christian, Ryan, Max, and Emme — I am yours.”
He also dedicated the win to “all those people who told me no — that never in my life would I achieve everything I have achieved, who told me it was impossible. I want to say, ‘This is for you.’ ”
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Lopez recently opened up to People en Español for their 20th anniversary issue about working with her ex-husband.
“I don’t even want to say how many years we’ve been friends,” she said of Anthony. “We worked on my last Spanish album together [Como Ama una Mujer]. I can’t imagine doing [my new album] without him because the only kind of foray I’ve had into this world has always been with him. It’s going to be exciting.”
Anthony and Lopez are continuously supportive of each other. The singer and his wife Shannon De Lima even attended the pop star’s Las Vegas show this year.
Lopez gave him a sweet shout-out during the performance, saying “You’re an international legend and icon, but you’re also my baby daddy.”