A source reportedly told E! that Lopez is way “too busy” to do another season of American Idol. Along with having to care for twins and promoting her upcoming movie, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Lopez will be on a world concert tour with Enrique Iglesias this summer. The auditions for season 12 of American Idol will be kicking off around the same time.
Jennifer Lopez had already voiced an interest in leaving the singing competition show after the first season, however, after getting a significant bump in salary ($12 million to $2o million), she decided to stay on for a second season .
While she has not publicly announced that she is leaving her judging position on Idol, Lopez did hint to Ellen DeGeneres – a former Idol judge herself – that she may have other important things to tend to:
“I really do enjoy it…now this is my second year…I don’t know if I can go for a third year. I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down. Which was nice the first year with the babies being [young], but now they’re more mobile. They’re about to go to school. I just don’t know. I don’t know.”
Do you think Jennifer Lopez will be leaving America Idol, and can the show afford to lose her?
Watch her hint at the possibility of leaving American Idol around the 2:35 mark in the video below: