Just a day after Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler announced that he was quitting “American Idol” in order to focus on the band, Jennifer Lopez has also announced that she is leaving the show.
When speaking with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this morning, she talked about her decision. She said, “It’s just been a really long thought process…and I really have been torn…When I signed on to Idol I signed on for one year and I wound up doing two years because I just fell so in love with the show, everybody there…and I didn’t know I’d be so moved emotionally by working on the show…It was such a lovely surprise in my life to do it.”
She went on to say, “Something has to give…I really was dreading this phone call…and you’re gonna make me cry. I honestly feel the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I have kinda put on hold because I love Idol so much. I could keep just doing Idol for the rest of my life but that would be giving up a bunch of other things…We had an amazing run.”
She added, “I feel like no matter what you guys need over there, I’m always gonna be here…There’s just that tie there. I just don’t know if I could be there every single day.”
Who is going to replace Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez? Now that they’re leaving, will Randy Jackson also go?