American Idol Changed everything said Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer revealed that joining 'American Idol' as a judge was so 'good' and 'changed everything' after giving birth to twins Emme and Max.

Jennifer Lopez first joined American Idol as a judge in season 10. She admitted in her new Netflix documentary Halftime that Idol was her “first big job”

After having twins Emme and Max as well as splitting from husband Marc Anthony. For J.Lo, being on Idol helped rework the woman she had become.

Jennifer said “At 42, movie roles were not knocking down my door. As I was getting back to work, I really felt like I didn’t know what my value was anymore"

She further said "I was doing American Idol. That was the first big job I did after I had the babies. And it was good for me at that time” 

Jennifer also told that in the process of trying to “build a perfect life, a family life,” she “kind of lost” who she was “as an artist.”

When Emme and Max were 3 years old she and Marc divorced. J.Lo said of her life post-split “I was a single mom with two little kids,” 

J.Lo was an American Idol judge for seasons 10 and 11. She left after 2 seasons but returned for seasons 13, 14, and 15.

Jennifer earned her first Golden Globe nomination in 20 years in 2020 with the release of Hustlers.