(LOS ANGELES) — Earlier this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jennifer Lopez said she doesn’t know if she’ll return to American Idol next season. There are now multiple reports claiming she will in fact leave the Fox competition.
A source tells E! News that Lopez is “just too busy” to continue with Idol.
Similarly, an insider who spoke to Us Weekly says, “There is just too much going on for her right now.”
Lopez told Ellen DeGeneres this week that she is unsure of her Idol future in part because she has four-year-old twins to consider. She also has a summer tour with Enrique Iglesias on the horizon.
Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is keeping his fingers crossed that Lopez will commit to another season of the show.
He tells TMZ.com, “We want her back. I want her back.”
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