Jennifer Lopez announced her exit from “American Idol” on Ryan Seacrest’s show earlier today. The latina beauty hinted at leaving in an interview with Natalie Morales on the “Today Show” yesterday, stating:
“I know everybody wants that definite ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and … all I can let you in on is my own thought process with it, because that’s where I truly am,” she said.
Today in an interview with Seacrest (who is also host of American Idol) he asked her about the statement made to Morales. She eventually gave a definite answer:
“it started feeling like a lot…something had to give and that’s where I am right now.”
Seacrest probed further “so does that means we’re co-workers or not?”, to which J.Lo replied, “ ”I honestly feel that the time has come that I have to to get back to doing the other things that I do..that I have had to put on hold…We had an amazing run.”
JLo first joined the show in 2010. With the exposure she’s gotten from the show, and the boost it’s given her career, it’s no surprise that she is leaving the show. The Forbes Magazine number one most powerful celeb for 2011, is about to kick off a brand new tour with Enrique Iglesias, made a voice-over appearance in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, wrapped up her Latin American reality talent show “Q’Vivia The Chosen” in May, plus she’s raising to kids… I say one less gig won’t be the death of you JLo, you’ve reaped your idol benefits.
Rumor has it that Mariah Carey will be taking that spot.