JLo Is 100% Not Returning To AI
They’re dropping like flies!
After much speculation surrounding the return of Jennifer Lopez to the American Idol judges table, the singer has confirmed that she will not be returning for the next season.
The 42-year-old broke the news to Idol host, Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning during his radio show.
"When I signed on to Idol [in 2010], I signed on to do one year. I wound up doing two years because I fell in love with the show," she said in a tearful voice. "I didn't know I would be so moved emotionally . . . it was just such a lovely surprise in my life to do it."
Lopez, who is on tour with Enrique Iglesias, says that family is always her first priority.
“It gets more complicated as the kids get a little bigger. Something had to give. Something had to give. I really was dreading this phone call with you!"
Lopez’s big announcement comes one day after fellow judge, Steven Tyler, announced his split from the show.
For more on Steven’s departure click here
But wait, they aren’t the only two who won’t be returning, sources told US Weekly that Randy Jackson could also be leaving the judges table and transitioning into a mentor role.
Randy Jackson has been a judge on Fox’s American Idol since 2002.