Jennifer Lopez Quits 'American Idol'

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Jennifer Lopez has officially announced she is leaving “American Idol” a day after Steven Tyler announced he was stepping down as a judge.

There have been rumors swirling for weeks about Lopez’s future on the talent show and J-Lo confirmed her departure today when she phoned in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.

The singer hinted she was quitting the show yesterday, telling the “Today” show, “I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do.”

Jennifer made her decision official today, telling Seacrest, “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”.

Lopez adds, “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.”