|Birth Name||Benita Diaz|
|Appearances and Portrayal|
|Last Appearance||George Decides to Sta-Local Where It's Familia|
|Portrayed By|| Maria Beck (Flashback)|
Benita "Benny" Lopez is the mother of George Lopez.
Benita "Benny" Diaz Lopez (Belita Moreno) is a chain-smoking, abusive alcoholic who is responsible for George's traumatic childhood. George was the result of premarital relations between Benny and Manny Lopez. Benny wed Manny shortly afterward, but they divorced when George was a toddler. When George was older, she convinced him his father had died rather than abandoned the family. Benny is not the best of mothers, exposing George to an abusive, dysfunctional home life and childhood and guarding secrets from her son that were unveiled during his adulthood, like he has a sister named Linda who was given up for adoption.
Benny is rather cold and uncaring, showing little compassion for her own son while he was growing up. Secretly, she does love her son and deprived him of many privileges during his childhood not because she did not care about him, but because she worried about his safety. However, she is more frequently cynical than loving towards anyone. Benny is stubborn and hates to admit to making mistakes. She is an alcoholic and has a strong cigarette addiction. Her relationship with her son revolves around the two insulting each other with the occasional compliment thrown in before the insulting continues. She does not have a good relationship with her daughter-in-law, whom she sarcastically calls "Princess" because Angie had a spoiled upbringing.
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