JLo and P Diddy to reunite on ‘ American Idol’

Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 09:05 AM IST

Los Angeles: Their volatile relationship and break-up had grabbed headlines a decade ago and now Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy will reunite on the hit talent show `American Idol`.

The hip-hop mogul will be musical mentor on the TV show judged by the singer-actress and said that he is proud of Lopez, who is compassionate to the aspiring singers, reported Access Hollywood online.

"The way Jennifer handled coming after Simon, and even myself from `Making the Band` and the way we were hard coaches, she`s been a compassionate person," said the artiste whose real name is Sean Combs.

"She`s made me cry like, twice, and she`s looked good doing it. And she`s made sense so, you know, I`m proud of her. It`s good to see that change in the competitive shows. I think she`s very refreshing," said the 41-year-old.

Diddy will serve as a musical mentor on ‘American Idol’ during next week`s live shows.

Lopez, 41 and Diddy began dating in 1999 but the high profile relationship ended two years later soon after they were both arrested over a nightclub shooting in New York.

Diddy is still single while Lopez has gone ahead and got married to Latin singer Marc Anthony, with whom she has two children.

PTI