Lopez Returning to American Idol, According to Her Boyfriend

Jennifer Lopez is returning to the American Idol judges’ table…

At least that’s the word from the 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress’ boyfriend Casper Smart.

Jennifer Lopez

He confirmed to E! News that La Lopez will be returning as a judge next season.

Asked whether J.Lo is planning to join the Fox singing competition’s 13th season, Smart replied: “Yes.”

There’s just one problem… Fox hasn’t made any announcement yet about Lopez’s return.

It’s no surprise that Lopez was high on the producers’ wish list. As previously reported, the “Live It Up” singer’s deal was expected to close imminently. Fox declined comment on Smart’s remark.

The only confirmed “Idol” judge so far is returnee Keith Urban, who sat alongside departed season 12 judges Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Lopez served as judge for two previous seasons, in 2011 and 2012.

The American Idol season 13 hopefuls are expected to face the judges for the first time next month, with the season premiere set for January.

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