Jennifer Lopez was on Today this morning talking about her role in Ice Age: Continental Drift (she’ll voice a saucy tigress, of course) when the chat turned to American Idol.
Speculation has been rampant that Lopez won’t return to the program next season after two years as a judge. While Lopez officially said that she hadn’t made a decision yet, her wavering sure sounded like she’s making an exit. She explained that while she loved doing Idol, it’s a busy schedule and there are a lot of other things she has to say no to in order to continue on the program—movies, another album, etc. “At the end of the day, whichever way, it’s a heartbreaking decision if I’m going to have to go,” Lopez said.
She further explained, “Like I said, I’ve just enjoyed it so much. But I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do.”
Watch the Today interview below (the Idol talk starts at 2:25)
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