The 41-year-old singer revealed that she was unsure whether she would continue with her job as a judge at the end of the show’s last season.
JLo has been confirmed to return to the judging panel for the 11th season of American idol.
But Lopez admitted that she had her doubts about returning to the show, following her recent divorce from Marc Anthony in July.
“I got a little bit tired at the end with everything going on in my life at the time,” she said at a news conference in Savannah, Ga., where the show is taping.
Jennifer also said that she realized Idol was “one of the best things I’ve ever been involved with.”
“I was like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna do it again,’” she says.
American Idol begins its new season on January 22, 2012.