Jennifer Lopez skirts around single status again: 'I'm kind of not, and I kind of am'

.@JLo talks Casper Smart, end of #AmericanIdol on @TheEllenShow

Jennifer Lopez was a big ball of uncertainty when she appeared on Friday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

The host asked the singer-actress about her relationship status and called her out for saying she was single the last time she appeared on the show. Over the last few weeks, several reports surfaced claiming that she and former beau Casper Smart were back together. The pair had called it quits in June 2014 but have been spotted getting cozy and holding hands in recent weeks -- a detail DeGeneres wouldn't let slide.

"I'm kind of not, and I kind of am," the former Fly Girl said about being single. But that wasn't a good enough answer for DeGeneres.

"Have you ever been at a point in your life where you don't know? Like you're not sure about things?" Lopez continued. "Well, that's all. I am not sure about anything."

DeGeneres then probed further and called her out: "So, you're just hanging out, and holding hands and posting pictures," the host said, which led right into the following response from JLo.

"And having fun and doing things -- whatever I feel like doing. I'm a grown woman," Lopez asserted with a laugh, agreeing with DeGeneres that "he" is on the same page.

"When I have something really to say that's permanent, or in a way that's really important that I feel like I have to say something, I'll say it. I'll say, 'you know what, this is going down. We are this.' But right now, I just feel like, I am me."

Got that? No? That's OK, we didn't really buy it either. Just know that she's skirting around the topic, despite DeGeneres flashing a huge photo of her and the choreographer together on the screen behind them to give the conversation context.

The "American Idol" judge, who recently signed on for a Las Vegas residency, is also bidding farewell to the Fox singing-competition series as it comes to an end next year after 15 seasons. Lopez addressed the finality of the show but seemed hard-pressed to actually say goodbye to the once mighty juggernaut.

"It's not over till it's over. So I just feel like you never know," the 45-year-old said (via ET). "Yes, they've announced it's the final season next year. After the finale this week and you feel that moment. You remember why you love this show. It just gives opportunity where there is none, you know, and it's about dreams. And it's about everything that America is about." 

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