Jennifer Lopez finally confirmed she’s leaving American Idol on KIIS-FM with Ryan Seacrest this morning.
After months of speculation, the triple threat told Seacrest: ”I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do, that I put … on hold because I love Idol so much.”
“I could do Idol for the rest of my life,” she said, “but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. We had an amazing run.”
“I have my movies and my music and my this and my that,” Lopez, 40, said. “It all kind of worked together for a while, but then it gets more complicated. As the kids are getting a little bigger, it started feeling like it was a lot. Something has to give. And that’s, I think, where I am right now.”
Lopez’s announcement comes one day after fellow judge Steven Tyler announced his departure from the show. There’s also speculation that Randy Jackson, who has been with the show since it began, will be leaving.
I started watching Idol again because of Lopez. She gave the show a new twist. Let the new judge rumors begin!