updated 04/16/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/16/2010 AT 10:10 AM ET
“She’s my fairy godmother,” Lopez said in an interview that aired on E!’s Daily 10 Thursday night. “She knows how much I care about her. And, you know, when times are tough, friends step up.”
Added the Lopez Tonight host: “She’s a beautiful person, and when she needs friends, of course I’m going to be there.” The two have been close since 2000, when Bullock discovered Lopez, who was then a stand-up comic. Two years later, she executive produced his hit television show, George Lopez.