E! is reporting that J.Lo is planning on leaving the highly-rated singing competition after this season, her second. The reason she’s looking to go – the time commitment the job requires.
“She’s just too busy,” a source tells the publication.
Lopez hinted that quitting the series might be in her future during a May 15 interview on “Ellen.”
When asked by DeGeneres, herself a former “Idol” judge, whether she’ll return for a third season, Lopez says, “I don’t know…I enjoy it. I really do enjoy it. I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down.”
FOX has not commented publicly on this report. However a source close to the production says, “FOX does not want to let her go. They love her.”
Lopez, a mother of two, is set to kick off a co-headlining concert tour with Enrique Iglesias in the summer. The publication adds that Lopez will be touring for the rest of 2012.
Of course the whole thing could just be salary negotiations too. In Hollywood, anything is possible.