It feels like only recently when people were kinda obsessed with singer and actor Jennifer Lopez and her personal life. After a bunch of heartbreaks, she finally found some stability with her long time friend Marc Anthony. The couple got married and after some time, JLo gave birth to her twins. But now, not only are the children growing up fast and one of them is even performing with their mother in live shows. Does anyone remember the Super Bowl LIV Half Time show? While JLo’s daughter Emme become a hot topic for most following the performance, it also sparked some curiosity for the other half of the twin, Maximilian. So, who is Maximilian David Muñiz, and what is going on with him? Let us find out.
David Grabbed Media Attention Even Before His Birth
Maximilian’s mother Jennifer Lopez on her heyday had one of the most media frenzy life. As she was becoming more and more successful in her music and acting career, her personal life especially her romantic entanglements were at the front and center of every media outlet. Her third marriage with singer Marc Anthony that was plagued by unwanted media attention became one of her most stable relationships.
With that much attention, it is no surprise the news regarding the future kids of Jennifer Lopez would also be a hot topic for the media. In 2007, the media ran crazy with speculations regarding her pregnancy. It was probably one of the worst kept secrets. On November 7, 2007, while co-headlining her concert tour at Miami with her husband, Jennifer Lopez finally announced that they were expecting their first child. The mother to be said:
“Marc and I are expecting a baby.” Her husband who was standing beside her leaned over, kissed her belly, and said, “I did not expect her to say anything.”
Maximilian Has a Faternal Twin
On February 22, 2008, Jennifer Lopez gave birth to fraternal twins; a girl and a boy at North Shore University Hospital in New York. The firstborn baby girl Emme Maribel Muñiz was followed by her twin brother Maximilian David Muñiz. It was reported that the new parents spent around $1.4 million dollars for the delivery.
Upon hearing the news of the birth of the babies, the media became even more desperate to see the glimpses of them. Celebrity magazine People offered $6 million for the exclusive US rights for the first photos of the babies which at that time was the most expensive celebrity picture ever taken. On March 11, 2008, the twins were introduced to the public through People Magazine.
Twin Siblings Have Opposite Personality
When Emme performed at the Super Bowl with her mother, Jennifer Lopez, and fellow Latina singer Shakira, everyone could see the resemblance between her and her mother. While Emme takes after her mother, her brother Max looks a lot like their father, Marc Anthony. Not only do they look different, but their personality is also said to be quite opposite of each other.
In the 2015 interview with Latin Times, JLo talked a little into her children’s personality, “Emme is like a mini-me; Max is really like a mini Marc. They’re complete opposites. But she’s like super focused and super sensitive and quiet and focused and he’s kind of off the charts, lots of energy, super funny.”
The public got a short glimpse of their opposite personalities during one of their visits with their mother on Ellen’s show. One could easily see that while both kids are quite shy, Max is really funny without trying to be.
On April 29, 2019, Jennifer Lopez uploaded a video on her Youtube channels where her children interviewed her. The video titled ‘Twin Talk: AMA with Emme and Max’ highlights the goofy side of Max where throughout the video he keeps on dabbing and asks some really funny questions like ‘What was the most trouble you got in when you were muy age?’ and ‘Did you think math is useless?’. In the same video, Jennifer Lopez reveals her favorite thing about each of the children. For Max, she said:
“My favorite thing about Max is… his sense of humor, and his incredible vocabulary, and also your big heart. You have an enormous heart and caring and I love that about you.”
Inheriting Musical Talents
Performing at the Super Bowl LIV, Max’s sister Emme garnered worldwide attention through her musical talents. But Emme isn’t the only one who inherited the musical genes from their musician parents. In the same 2015 interview with Latin Times, JLo talked about her kids pursuing music and said:
“They both love music. They both asked to take piano lessons and voice lessons.”
On the children’s 11th birthday, Jennifer Lopez shared a video collage of max on her Instagram with him singing in the background.
In September 2019, she shared another video of Max singing ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy with his sister, Emme, playing a Ukelele.
On February 29, 2020, Jennifer Lopez shared another video of her son showcasing his singing talent, this time in a school play of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. He sang a solo as the coroner of Munchkinland.
There’s no denying that talent runs in family and little max is himself is a star in making.
Muniz is a Tech Savvy
While singing talent is something that Max was gifted from since his birth, there is another interest that he has slowly developed over the years, that is his interest in tech. Max’s mother has time and again revealed that Max is quite an intellect and is always impressed by his vocabulary. In the above mentioned Ellen’s show visit, the kids mentioned that they have started using phones and text their closed ones. In the same interview, Max revealed that he was a gamer.
In September 2019, JLo stopped by Good Morning America (GMA) and talked to the host about her children. She revealed that both of her kids go to different middle schools. When the host asked ‘what is Max like?’, she said,:
“Max is an intellectual, yes an intellectual. He’s a techie. You know he is all about the electronics. I mean a lot of kids these days they just, they’re just so about that. He wants to code. He wants to create things. You know he wants to kind of direct movies online and stuff like that.”
As of 2020, we can say that gaming is still a big part of him since his 12th birthday had a gaming theme. His custom cake had references for games and anime. He and his friends even played Nintendo Switches and ate pizza.
So, whether Max chooses to follow his parents’ footsteps into singing or wants to become an IT person, we are sure that he would be one of the celebrity kids to look out for.