The Masked Dancer returns tonight for its second episode and we couldn't be more excited!
MORE: Wendy Williams sparks fan debate with major change in appearance
While we wait to see which new celebrities will be unveiled from behind the wacky but seriously impressive masks, why not get to know panellist Paula Abdul? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the panellist and performer...
WATCH: America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bike
Paula Abdul relationships
Paula married actor Emilio Estevez in 1992 split two years later as Paula wanted children, while Emilio, already a father of two from a previous relationship, did not. "It was very hard for him to admit that he couldn't handle having kids again," Paula told Entertainment Weekly. "It was heartbreaking for us both."
Paula was married to Emilio Estevez from 1992 to 1994
She tied the knot again in 1996 with clothing designer Brad Beckerman, but separated in 1998, after 17 months of marriage.
It is not known who the 58-year-old TV personality is now dating.
Paula Abdul career
Paula made a name for herself as a singer, dancer and choreographer after being discovered at the age of 20 by the Jacksons. She went on to choreograph many music videos and dance sequences in films, including the giant keyboard scene involving Tom Hanks's character in the 80's film, Big.
MORE: Sharon Stone questions if she's related to Beyoncé's mum – fans react
MORE: Beyoncé’s engagement ring is 28x more expensive than Meghan Markle’s - prices revealed
MORE: Kim Kardashian's famous neighbour speaks about Kanye West divorce reports
Paula was one of the original judges on American Idol, and appeared on the show up until its ninth season in 2009. She went on to appear as a judge on The X Factor, Live to Dance and So You Think You Can Dance.
More recently, Paula has returned to her roots as a performer and choreographer. In 2017, she co-headlined the Total Package Tour alongside New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, and in 2019 she embarked on her first Las Vegas residency, which ran up until January 2020.
Paula left American Idol in 2009
In an interview with Elle magazine at the time, Paula revealed her decision to return to the stage after two decades away was down to "many reasons".
She explained: "I always wanted to get back on stage, because I missed it. I wanted to get back in close contact with the people who have supported me all throughout my career and be able to see them again. Plus, I was getting asked all the time if I would ever do it again! I finally said, You know what, I want to and I'm going to make it a priority."
The TV personality said she was "ecstatic" to be joining the panel of The Masked Dancer
Paula Abdul The Masked Dancer
In October it was announced that Paula would be joining the judging panel for The Masked Singer spinoff series, alongside Ken Jeong, Ashley Tisdale and Brian Austin Green. Taking to Instagram to share her excitement at the news, Paula wrote: "SURPRISE!! I am ecstatic to be joining @MaskedDancerFOX this December."
She continued: "My favorite time of the week is guessing who the voices are behind the masks on #TheMaskedSinger, new episode airs tonight at 8|7c on @foxtv, so I'm thrilled to get behind the judges panel for a new show centered around my biggest passion...with a fun twist!! I'm excited to begin this new adventure with all of you."
Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.