It's back on
It looks like after eight years apart, Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson are back to being an item. Reports of their coupledom stem from Entertainment Tonight, who had eyes on a dinner date between Dupri and Jackson at STK Atlanta.
Their source said that the pair “cuddled” at the dinner table, which was filled out by Jackson’s brother Randy and former OutKast member Big Boi.
“STK was absolutely thrilled to have Janet Jackson in attendance,” another employee of the restaurant told ET. “It was a great night and she’s simply a pleasure.”
The dinner was a celebration of the end of Janet’s State of the World tour, and their supposed coziness confirms rumors that have been circling about the former couple for quite a while.
Reports from earlier this year claimed that Jermaine and Janet were rekindling their relationship following her divorce. Via our reporting on those rumors:
“A source close to both of them told E! that they are ‘getting close again.’ Apparently, Jermaine and Janet started chatting immediately after Janet split from her ex-husband Eissa Al Mana. The two have reportedly been ‘consistently in contact’ since then. The latter is dealing with an infant child and a new tour, so it’s easy to see how she might want to talk to somebody who knows her.”
Janet’s Been Busy
ET reports that Janet and Jermaine were close throughout the night, but Janet still took time to talk to fans who approached her. Janet taking time out to talk with her fans jibes with the public image of her as someone who truly cares about the people who love her work.
She recently made headlines for calling superfan and model Teyana Taylor after the “Fade” video star couldn’t make it to a much-anticipated Jackson concert.
Janet caught wind of Teyana ranting on Twitter that she missed the show an FaceTimed Teyana to talk about it. Janet posted a photo of their FaceTime convo to social media, where people can see a grinning and composed Jackson talking to Taylor who is clearly on the verge of tears.
“I meant what I said. You’re so beautiful!” Janet captioned the photo. “Can’t wait to meet you in person. Love and blessings.”
Taylor’s response was… a bit less measured.
“B*TCHHHHHH IM MOTHA F**KIN HOLLERINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGG JANET JUST FACETIME’D ME OMG OMG OMFG,” she wrote in a Twitter frenzy following their convo. “OMG I WAS GAGGING!!!! B*itch I dropped the phone she’s so stunning!!!!!!”
Jermaine’s Been Thinking
It makes sense that Jermaine wants to get back with Janet, given his previous statements about their relationship. The superproducer has spoken positively about their time together in interviews.
“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 told The Breakfast Club. “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.”
Meanwhile, though, another source has come forward to tell E! that they aren’t together again, rather that they are “the best of friends.” So, who knows? Maybe there’s more to the story than meets the eye…
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