Jennifer Lopez is returning to American Idol with a huge raise, The Wrap reports.
The multi-hyphenate has hammered out a $20 million contract to remain with the Fox series for at least another year, sources told the site. Lopez, who earned $12 million last season, has not yet signed the deal, but the deal is complete.
Fox had no comment.
Jennifer Lopez on returning to Idol: "I'm very on the fence about it"
Unlike fellow new judge Steven Tyler
, Lopez did not sign a multiyear contract with Idol
last season. In June, she told the BBC that she was "very on the fence" about coming back.Besides Idol
, Lopez, 42, is also working on Q'Viva!
, a Latin American talent competition series, with her estranged husband, Marc Anthony
. Lopez and Anthony separated last month, but their split is not expected to affect the series.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split
"Sometimes it doesn't work — and that's sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love," Lopez told the September issue of Vanity Fair
, speaking out for the first time about the split. "Sometimes we don't realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself — if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now."
Lopez added she and Anthony "actually work great together" and that she will always respect him as a singer and a performer. "Together we could make magic — and we did. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children."