February 19, 2017  
Home > News > TV

Rep Confirms Jennifer Lopez's Departure From 'American Idol'

July 13, 2012 (5:28 pm) GMT
Lopez herself said, 'I honestly feel like the time has come that I get back to doing the other things that I do.'
Jennifer Lopez

makes it official on Friday, July 13 that she won't return to "" next year. A day after talking to NBC's "" about the possibility of her leaving the show after two years, her representative, Mark Young, confirmed that the singer is indeed making a departure.

Lopez herself appeared on 's radio show on Friday morning to address the situation. "I really have been torn," she said. "When I signed on to 'Idol,' I signed on to do one year. I ended up doing two years ... It was just such a lovely surprise in my life to do it."

She continued, "It gets more complicated as the kids get a little bigger. It started feeling like it was a lot. Something had to give ..,that's where I am right now." Lopez is mother to 4-year-old twins, her children with ex-husband .

Seacrest, who hosts "Idol", pushed her to make a more definitive answer, asking "Does that mean we're co-workers or not?" Lopez said, "I honestly feel like the time has come that I get back to doing the other things that I do. We had an amazing run."

Whether it was a negotiation that fell through or not, Lopez said, "It's one of those special things in your life that you don't want to walk away from. I wasn't playing games or wanting more money. It was being smart about making a business decision, and I have to be responsible in that moment."

Lopez's announcement came a day after co-judge made an announcement that he's quitting the show as well. "After some long...hard...thoughts...I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before she boils my rabbit," Tyler said on Thursday. "I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I'm back..."

More American Idol News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Lisa Marie Presley's Kids in State Custody After Indecent Child Pics Found on Ex's Computer
  2. Samuel L. Jackson Hints at Nick Fury's Appearance in 'Captain Marvel'
  3. Aaron Carter Responds to Racism Accusation After Onstage Brawl
  4. Angelina Jolie Takes Her 6 Kids to Cambodia Amid Brad Pitt Divorce and Custody Drama
  5. Zoe Saldana Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Marco Perego
  6. Royal Showdown! Kate Middleton Reportedly Feuding With Meghan Markle
  7. Camila Cabello Is 'Dying' to Enlist Taylor Swift for Debut Solo Album
  8. Donald Glover to Play Simba in 'The Lion King' Remake