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Whoops. It seems Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend Casper Smart let the cat out the bag a little earlier than expected. When approached about his girlfriend's potential judging return on the Fox singing competition, American Idol, Smart confirmed the news before Fox had a chance to officially announce her return.
Smart confirmed Lopez’s return with E! News while promoting his newest show, A Step Away.
Earlier this month we reported that the Latin diva was nearing a $15 million deal to return to the AI judging table.
Lopez opted to return to the show for a more stable job now that her twins, Max and Emme, are about to enter school. Fresh off her tour, Lopez can call California home for the meantime giving her children a more stable environment without the hassle of traveling.
Currently it is unclear who Lopez will be joining at the judging table, but sources note that Keith Urban is expected to return. Reports that AI alum Jennifer Hudson will step in as a judge have not been confirmed by the network.
Fox has not commented on Smart’s slip-up.