Did Jennifer Lopez reveal that she's leaving American Idol on live television?
While promoting her film Ice Age: Continental Drift in a satellite interview with Today's Natalie Morales on Thursday, Lopez hesitated when the anchor switched the subject to Idol. Lopez said she initially signed on the Fox show for a year, but after judging for two, she isn't sure if she should return — and strongly hinted that she won't.
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"The truth is ... I've enjoyed it so much, but I am thinking it's maybe time for me to go and do other things I really love to do like films ... and performing," she said. "This has been a great journey, but then again I love the show so... all I can tell you is what I'm thinking."
Lopez previously suggested in May that she might not return for a third year alongside Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. "I don't know if I can go for a third year," she told former Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres. "I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down, which was nice the first year."
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