Jennifer Lopez & Kerry Washington shook their booties together as kids!

Am I the only person on the planet who didn't know Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lopez were childhood friends? Apparently these two grew up together in the Bronx. That's right, it looks like Kerry is from the block too. Who would have guessed? The Scandal star talked all about it with Yahoo Beauty Editor-In-Chief, Bobbi Brown and even claimed that Jennifer is the one who taught her how to dance. Wait, so does that mean she knows how to shake her booty like J.Lo too?

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I had NO idea Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lopez grew up together. And it looks like Jennifer always killed it on the dance floor, because according to Kerry she was teaching her how to bust out the moves even when they were younger.

"You wouldn't know it from my build, but Jennifer taught me how to dance," she said. "I remember when she left the Boys Club because she was leaving New York to L.A. to try and make it big, and we were all like, 'Oh my gosh."

Jennifer's "Booty" video might be new but she's clearly been shaking her booty for years. I wonder whethr Kerry can drop it low too. She might not be carrying a ton of junk in the trunk, but she definitely looks like she could bust a few moves.

Dancing and being raised in the Bronx aren't the only things Kerry and Jennifer have in common. The Scandal star, like her childhood friend doesn't really drink either. Strange, considering her character Olivia Pope is ALWAYS sipping red wine, right?

"I don't (drink red wine in real life!)" she said. "On the show it's just grape juice, because I would never be able to memorize all my lines." And as I said, Jennifer doesn't drink either--like hardly ever! "I think that ruins your skin. Of course, during celebratory toasts, everybody's like, "You can't toast with water!" So I'll toast with alcohol and just take a sip," she told InStyle magazine. How does she do it? I can't even dance at a wedding without having a few drinks in me, forget dancing in front of a whole crowd of fans. I'm just dying to see what Kerry's dance moves look like. Hmmm ... maybe J.Lo will feature her in one of her future music videos? Olivia Pope dropping it like it's hot--now there's something I'd pay to see!

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