Jennifer Lopez dropped a bomb on the world last week when she announced that she was leaving American Idol, but now she's coming clean as to why…and the reason is probably not what you think. The 42-year-old revealed that her departure was largely due to fellow judge, Steven Tyler!  

In an interview with ABC News this morning, Lopez said that the exit of Tyler from the show was what ultimately sealed her decision. "We had magic," Lopez said. "I don't know, with him gone, it might be a different formula."  Still, the news doesn't come as a complete shock, considering Tyler has previously shown serious love for Lopez, even calling her a "sexy beast" at one point! Well, I can't argue with him there!

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But just because Lopez is leaving the show doesn't mean that her schedule will get any less busy. The singer is focusing on her tour with fellow Latino Enrique Inglesias and looking into several film projects. Plus, Idol fans won't be left completely Lopez-less—she also said she's leaving the possibility open for some type of collaboration with the show in the future.  

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Personally, I'm sad that Lopez is saying goodbye to her Idol days…but I am excited about the new prospects for judges! With Mariah Carey as one of the main names being dropped as a potential replacement, it sounds like the show will be left in very capable hands.

Plus, maybe now Lopez will have a chance to slow down a little and focus on her kids and love life….although given her track record and her new potential show (which I also can't wait to see!), I wouldn't bet on it!

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