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Jennifer Lopez Took American Idol Job Because of Her Kids

Jennifer Lopez American Idol

Jennifer Lopez American Idol

Jennifer Lopez sat down with E! News’ Ryan Seacrest to chat about her judge gig on American Idol, talking about why she took the job in the first place and her future with the series.

Those wondering why Jennifer Lopez took the American Idol gig need only look to her children’s adorable faces.

Lopez explains, “The big major thing when Marc and I sat down and talked about it was, it would be nice to be in one place with the babies. They’ve been traveling since they were like 3 weeks old. That was a major consideration, too. So when I looked at my whole life and where I was, and the kind of freedoms that I had to choose to do what I wanted to do…I went with my gut.”

Spoken like a true mama, of course JLo’s children factored into her consideration what working mom hasn’t weighed their career options and discussed how their little ones would be affected?

As for Lopez’s return to American Idol next season, she says “There’s tons of possibilities, and I’m open to whatever God has in store for me down the line. And whatever it is, I’m going to do my best.”

Sounds like the Idol gig is a great fit for her family though.

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