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Jennifer Lopez Reveals The Real Reason She Wants To Be A Judge On 'American Idol' — It's For Her Twins!

Sun, September 26, 2010 9:00am EDT by Add first Comment

American Idol‘s newest judge is looking forward to spending more time with her husband, Marc Anthony, and their twins, Max and Emme, now that they’re relocating from Long Island to Los Angeles.

Were you shocked to find out that Jennifer Lopez agreed to be the new judge on American Idol? If you were, you’re not alone. J. Lo reveals that neither she nor her husband Marc Anthony, 42, expected her to judge a singing competition. “Marc is excited for me but I don’t know that we ever thought I’d do something like this,” the 41-year-old said at an American Idol press event. Jennifer revealed that she actually agreed to do the show so that she could spend more time with her 2-year-old twins, Max and Emme. “We’re really happy that we can be in one place with the babies for a while,” she said.

“Our life is so much about traveling, but we’ll get to be here for six months, which is unheard of,” she says about making the move from Long Island, NY, to Los Angeles, where the show is filmed.

And she’s already arranging activities for her tots. “I want to get the babies in dance classes and soccer practices,” she said. “We’re going to be a normal family for once.” But don’t worry Idol fans, the A-list mommy won’t be too distracted by her babies. “I’m going to give it 100 percent and do it with the utmost passion,” said Jennifer, who dismissed rumors of her diva demands. We think she’s going to be a breath of fresh air for the show’s 10th season.

–Amy L. Harper