Jackson, Dupri Call It Quits
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 4:02 PM CDT
Jackson and Dupri in 2008.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – When Janet Jackson’s longtime boyfriend didn’t show up for Michael Jackson’s memorial last week a source said it was because Jermaine Dupri “doesn’t attend funerals.” In fact, Us reports, it was because Jackson and Dupri have split after 7 years. “His friends are telling people it’s over,” an insider says. “They have been moving in different directions for a while,” adds another.

Dupri has been deeply involved in Jackson’s music career, and that apparently caused the breakup. “Janet felt their lives were too crossed and they should have kept things separate,” a friend says. Further, “Jermaine likes to be out there, mingling with everybody, and Janet’s more shy.” And then there are Jackson’s familial obligations. “She’s busy caring for Michael’s kids,” an insider adds. “Janet’s the family’s backbone.”

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Reader68389796
Jul 18, 2009 12:59 PM CDT
This is one messed up family. They go through one misfortune after another. Th.y give true meaning to the term "money is the root of all evil".
zr1556
Jul 18, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
Oh no! Someone call the who-cares police!
Kenja
Jul 18, 2009 10:47 AM CDT
Seven years and they never married? She should have kicked him to the curb years ago