JLO tells Ellen she ‘fangirled’ over Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines

JLO with Ellen DeGeneres. (Warner Brother Productions photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Jennifer Lopez appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday saying she’s obsessed “Fixer Upper,” the HGTV hit show based in Waco, admitting she “fangirled” when talking to Joanna Gaines during a FaceTime call her superstar boyfriend, former MLB star Alex Rodriguez, surprised her with on their dating anniversary.

The show aired Wednesday on KWTX.

“I’m obsessed with ‘Fixer Upper.’ Do y’all know Joanna Gaines?” Lopez asked the audience, which responded with cheers.

“My sister got me her new book. I’m obsessed with her. I’m in bed every night looking at it thinking this is so amazing.”

Lopez told Ellen that she and Rodriguez, recently bought a “fixer upper” for themselves near the water and she dreamed of Gaines decorating it.

“I said wouldn’t it be amazing to have her do it for us but she doesn’t do anything outside of Waco, like nothing,” Lopez said.

But little did the pop star know that her boyfriend had a surprise up his sleeve.

“I honestly didn’t even know Alex listens to me half the time,” JLO said.

“And then come our anniversary he said, ‘I want you to do a meeting. He loves to do meetings. I hate meetings. I’m always dragged into these business meetings. And he goes ‘I want you to do a meeting with us for the architect for the house.’”

To JLO’s surprise the “architect” ended up being Gaines, who joined the pair by phone.

“He opens up Facetime and it’s Joanna Gaines and was like like Ahh! Ahh! Are you kidding me?’ Hi!’ I totally fangirled out and she was like ‘hi’ just like she is on the show, like so cool and her long hair and she was like “hi” and I was like ‘oh my God are you kidding me right now’ and I am looking at him like you listened to me, like I love you. You are so amazing.”

JLO also announced she’ll be kicking off a tour this summer which will come through Texas in June with stops in Dallas, San Antonio, Edinburg and Houston.