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Josh Paschal recalls wink from Jennifer Lopez: “I melted”

(Photo of Josh Paschal by Jimmie Mitchell/SEC)

Are Josh Paschal and J. Lo the celebrity super couple that could have been?

This afternoon, the Kentucky defensive end entertained reporters at SEC Media Days with the story of how he and Jennifer Lopez crossed paths at the TODAY Show back in May 2019. Paschal was on the show to talk about overcoming a deadly melanoma on the bottom of his foot and raise awareness for the disease and encountered the superstar outside his dressing room. From there, their eyes locked, time slowed down, and magic happened.

“I’ll set the scene for everybody, all right?” Paschal said after casually mentioning meeting Lopez. “I was outside the dressing room because all the famous people and the actual commentators are right there. So J.Lo keeps coming in and out. So my mom, she keeps fan-girling and everything. She loves J.Lo. And I’m like, all right, it’s not that big of a deal, but in my mind, I’m thinking it’s J.Lo, it’s J.Lo, it’s J.Lo. I keep seeing her.

“So she’s changing because she’s performing that day. She’s changing, and she’s coming back, and she’s walking up the stairs, and I just look up. I was looking at the stairs, and I look up, and we make complete eye contact. And she winked at me. I hope that wink was real because I’ve been telling this story ever since it happened. When I tell you I melted, I melted.”

Watch out, Ben Affleck. Paschal could totally take you.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Josh Paschal recalls wink from Jennifer Lopez: “I melted”



  1. EastKY-BlueBlood
    7:15 pm July 20, 2021 Permalink

    I thought it was A-Rod?? Who knows, different week, different ____ lol



  2. Nickerbocker05
    9:52 pm July 20, 2021 Permalink

    It’s not A-rod or Ben affect… she’s my girl



    • Bourbon and Blue
      7:51 am July 21, 2021 Permalink

      I saw it with my own two eyes. Her and Nickerbocker are 100% a thing and have been for a while. Props on you for not leveraging that special connection for fame.