Jennifer Lopez Recalls Meeting Steven Tyler on ‘American Idol’: ‘I’d See a Little Bit of Sadness in Those Eyes’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on American Idol

Jennifer Lopez turned an American Idol decide in 2011. Here’s what she as soon as stated about assembly co-judge Steven Tyler.

Jennifer Lopez stated Steven Tyler instructed her he was ‘enamored’ together with her

Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on American Idol |  Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on American Idol | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Lopez says Tyler couldn’t assist however fawn over her. The Aerosmith singer wasn’t shy about expressing his love for the star. He freely complimented Lopez and instructed her how a lot he admired her.

“When I’d come onto the set, Steven would say, “Jennifer! You look gorgeous—what do you use on your face?” wrote Lopez in her guide True Love. “He always wanted to know what makeup I was using, what hair products. He made me laugh so much, always saying, ‘You know I’m only asking because I’m so enamored with you; I’m very enamored with you Jennifer,’ with that wry smile on his face.”

Jennifer Lopez stated Steven Tyler was totally different from his public persona

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Tyler is understood for being wild and excessive, however Lopez says she noticed a special aspect of him when she was an American Idol decide. According Lopez, he’s a soulful man who seems to have skilled deep ache. Although Tyler presents an offbeat look and persona, Lopez says he has a young aspect.

“Steven was nothing like what you’d think,” wrote Lopez. “People think he’s this skinny, crazy rocker, with that larger-than-life mouth and the wild clothes. But he’s so deep, so soulful. When you look into his eyes, he’s like a little wounded bird.”

Lopez says his eyes appear to carry a variety of ache and disappointment. She noticed somebody who appears to have gone by means of a variety of troublesome instances however nonetheless needs to kind significant connections.

“He likes to lock eyes in that un-self-conscious way of someone who loves to connect with people,” she continued. “He’d look at me and I’d see a little bit of sadness in those eyes, a little bit of pain in a way that made me know, ‘Yeah, that guy has lived. He had a soulfulness; he was a good person. You could see it.”

Jennifer Lopez says she left ‘American Idol’ due to Steven Tyler

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler | Kevin Mazur/VF12/WireImageJennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler | Kevin Mazur/VF12/WireImage
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler | Kevin Mazur/VF12/WireImage

Tyler and Lopez grew shut throughout their time as American Idol hosts. According to ABC News, Lopez exited the present in 2012 as a result of Tyler was leaving (she later returned for seasons 14 and 15). “We had magic,” Lopez instructed ABC News’ Amy Robach. “I don’t know, with him gone, it might be a different.” She advised Bono or Mick Jagger as a alternative for Tyler.

Lopez instructed Robach leaving the present was a troublesome resolution for her to make. She says the present reminded her of who she was as an artist. “It got me back in touch with who I was, watching the contestants and singers,” stated Lopez. “That’s why it’s hard to walk away.”

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