Shortly after Janet Jackson filed for divorce from Wissam Al-Mana, whispers of a reunion between the singer and ex, Jermaine Dupri, began making headlines. While some reports claim the pair are definitely back together, the So So Def producer recently revealed that it’s actually nothing more than wishful thinking on behalf of their fans, according to The Jasmine Brand.
“All of this is a speculation I guess when someone gets single. The fans actually really want to see us back together, so people have been championing this, but none of this is actually true,” Dupri admits. “I dated Janet damn near 10 years. I don’t have to hide. Why would I sneak around with someone that y’all know that I been with? I know her better than the man she met.”
Learn more about their rumored romance below.
ORIGINAL STORY: 9/26/2017
Janet Jackson’s marriage to Wissam Al-Mana was short-lived but reportedly still full of drama. In fact, her brother Randy Jackson claims the billionaire businessman was verbally and emotionally abusive to his younger sister, prompting their separation just weeks after the birth of their son, Eissa.
Reportedly, Jackson’s ex Jermaine Dupri has been a shoulder to lean on, and the two have reconnected after eight years apart.
According to sources at Bossip, “Things have been heating back up between the former couple, who have recently reunited and not just for music making purposes.”
The pair dated from 2001 until 2009, with Janet having this to say after confirming their split: “Jermaine is one of my best friends. I love him to death. We’re still connected. We’re still good friends. We still talk.”
The So So Def founder spoke on his past relationship with the ageless beauty in 2016, saying he knows Janet entered his life for a reason, according to TheJasmineBrand.
“I believe that my life is a definition of a journey and inside that journey there were supposed to be things that happen and me having a relationship with her [Janet] I definitely know it was part of my life that I was thought a lot for these 8 yrs and I look at it like that.
He went on to say, “I don’t know if it was supposed to stay, but it was supposed to come into my life and teach me what I have learned.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.