It has been confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will return to American Idol as a judge, according to Hollywood Reporter. The Fox show’s producer Nigel Lythgoe shared the news yesterday on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show. “I believe we’re still waiting for the official announcements but I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol, is back for the next season,” he said.
This comes after months of negotiations between the 41-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the hit singing competition. The Wrap previously reported that Lopez had signed onto a second season as judge for a cool $20+ million—but it hadn’t been confirmed by executive producers for the show.
Her fellow Idol judges aren't the only ones Lopez has reunited with. The actress, currently filming her new movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting, was seen yesterday with her estranged husband Marc Anthony. The 42-year-old salsa artist was in New York with his soon-to-be ex-wife to visit their children, 3-year-old twins Max and Emme. The former couple was seen sharing a ride in the backseat of a red Mustang convertible in Southampton, New York.
For images of the former couple together, click here.