Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez held a secret meeting with Ryan Seacrest amid rumours she is preparing to return to 'American Idol'.

The 43-year-old singer met with the show's host at an industry office building in Beverly Hills on Friday (07.06.13), and was reportedly desperate to keep their reunion under the radar.

An eyewitness told gossip website "J.Lo was driven there by her regular driver. Ryan arrived simultaneously, and didn't look happy to have been spotted."

The 'Dance Again' hitmaker, who reportedly wants to have a baby with her boyfriend Casper Smart, 25, looks set to take back her seat on the judging panel when Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj - who quit the talent show last week to focus on their music careers - leave.

Her manager Benny Medina was previously said to have met with show bosses to discuss her potential comeback and it appears negotiations are now in the final stages.

A source recently said: "J.Lo's manager, Benny Medina, was in talks with FOX even before Mariah and Nicki announced their departures last week.

"Benny told FOX that she does indeed want to return. They're talking. Negotiations are in their infant stages, but they're underway to get her back to the judges' table."

The 'Live It Up' hitmaker is eager to settle down in Los Angeles, California, and has been looking at nurseries for her five-year-old twins, Max and Emme - her kids with third husband Marc Anthony.

A source said: "'Idol' allowed her to do that [move to Los Angeles].

"The twins will enter kindergarten in the autumn and stability is important for them - and J.Lo - at this time. She's looking for possible schools for the kids in Los Angeles at the moment."

Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson are also rumoured to be joining the judging panel when the show kicks off in the autumn.