Jennifer Lopez has reportedly been spending large amounts on shopping sprees since joining the panel of American Idol, according to sources.

Jennifer Lopez, singer actress and now panellist on American Idol, is finding happiness with her regular income on the show, reports MTV (25th March). An insider told In Touch Weekly Magazine "Jennifer always had money, but this is the first time in years she's getting a weekly check. She's a girl who loves to shop, and she is enjoying her riches and spending it on herself."

Lopez is rumoured to have spent money on Gucci luggage, jewellery and presents for her husband Marc Anthony, and twin children Max and Emme. The source added, "She is a style icon who is expected to look great 24/7. And she does."

Lopez joined the panel of the successful TV show in June 2010, following the departure of comedian/talk show host Ellen Degeneres. It has also just been announced that Lopez will act as the new face of 'Tous' jewellery. She is fronting their Sping-Summer 2011 ad campaign, in addition to being a spokesperson for Venus razors.