July 16th, 2012
09:45 AM ET
"American Idol's" Randy Jackson has nothing but love for the show's departing judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.
The "Idol" staple told Gossip Cop that he wishes the singers well on their professional endeavors, even though they've left him all alone (so far, anyway) at the judges table.
“Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I’ve worked with,” Jackson told the website in a statement.
“I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after," he said." I will love them for life."
Meanwhile, there's been no official word on whether Jackson himself will stay with the popular TV talent showcase, or if he, too, will soon see the door.
But according to previous reports, we do know that we haven't seen the last of the deserting duo. Tyler is planning to go back to performing with his legendary rock band Aerosmith, while Lopez is looking at a myriad of options, including upcoming films, concert tours and work with her clothing line.
She confirmed her departure via Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Friday.
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