Longtime couple Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri have been together since 2002, but Dupri was noticeably absent from Michael Jackson's public memorial on July 7. Now Us Weekly is reporting the two have parted ways.
Sources tell the mag, "They have been moving in different directions for a while." The two are rumored to be polar opposites. A source says, "Jermaine likes to be out there, mingling with everybody, and Janet's more shy."
Jermaine, 36, has produced numerous songs on Janet's, 43, last two albums. The two were even rumored to have tied the knot in 2008.
Jackson is currently mourning the death of her older brother. An insider tells Us Weekly, "She's devastated" and caring for Michael's children.
Rumors are circulating that Janet Jackson has split from longtime beau Jermaine Dupri, but are they true?
Don't believe it! Whispers began after Dupri was noticeably absent from Michael Jackson's public memorial service, but the singers are reportedly still together.
Dupri deejayed at Borgata in Atlantic City over the weekend, where he spun a tribute to Michael.
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine was granted temporary custody of his three children, but there are five women who could step forward and take care of Prince, Paris and Blanket.
While Katherine has temporary guardianship, and even though Michael named her as the person he wanted to care for his children, there are obstacles that stand in her way. She is 79 -- and their biological mother, Debbie Rowe, may still be able to assume parental rights.
Rowe admitted to ABC that she didn't bear Prince Michael and Paris for Michael out of maternal instinct. "I didn't do it to be a mother. I didn't change diapers. I didn't get up in the middle of the night -- even when I was there, Michael did it all." Debbie also told Us Weekly in 2003 that she "never" wanted to be a mother. Representatives for Rowe recently told the press that she was undecided on whether or not she'd seek custody of the two children.
Michael's sister Janet is also another maternal figure that could care for his children. Miss Jackson once told "Extra" that she'd be perfectly suited for motherhood. "I used to babysit my nieces and nephews. I think I would be pretty okay. I've done it for a pretty long time."
Grace Rwaramba, the children's nanny, was a mother figure to the children for ten years. Michael even considered marrying Grace in 2006. Jackson's spiritual advisor, Dr. Firpo Carr, says that Rwaramba won't fight the Jackson family matriarch for custody. "She wouldn't dare challenge Katherine. Katherine is not one to be trifled with."
The last woman who could take Michael's children under her wing is Diana Ross. Jackson named the singer as an alternate if his mother could not care for his brood. TV judge Jeanine Pirro tells "Extra" that Ross taking the children is unlikely. "The only contest right now is between the biological mother and grandma."
Tell "Extra" -- Who do you think should care for the kids?
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are opening up to "Extra" about the death of one of America's all-time greatest idols, Michael Jackson.
"He was a genius," Cowell says. "It's such a shame it happened so young for him." Simon, in London with "Extra's" Terri Seymour, shares his greatest memories of the pop icon. "Always the moonwalk," Simon dishes, "and 'Thriller,' I loved 'Thriller.'"
Rumors have circulated for years that the King of Pop would take the stage on "American Idol" -- and Cowell confirms that there was, at one time, the possibility of a Jackson appearance. "There was always talk of it and 'X Factor.' I think he would have appeared on that, but it never happened."
Paula became close to the Jackson family when she choreographed dances for Michael's "Victory Tour" and a string of music videos -- including "Control" -- for his sister Janet. Abdul even made a cameo in Michael's 1987 video for "Liberian Girl." "I just wish he knew how he affected people in such a positive way," Abdul reveals. "I was very fortunate to be able to work closely with the entire family."
She continues, "He didn't know how to give halfway -- he didn't know how to just go through making steps. It was full-out or nothing at all."
Simon also helped discover "Britain's Got Talent" star Shaheen Jafargholi, who wowed the judge on the UK singing show with his rendition of Jackson's "Who's Loving You?" Shaheen reprised his song at Michael's memorial yesterday.
When asked who the Michael Jackson of today was, Cowell replied, "There isn't anyone else," and when Terri asked if there ever would be, Cowell flatly stated, "No."
Michael Jackson planned to perform in fifty concerts in London this summer -- and rumor has it, the sold-out shows will go forward without him!
Rumors of another act stepping into Jackson's place have been flying around the web. There's been speculation that Led Zeppelin or ABBA could step in to perform for the crowds, which ABBA has denied. Some reports claim that the Jackson 4 -- plus sisters Janet and La Toya -- could put on a show in place of the late icon.
Singer Janet Jackson paid tribute to her late brother Michael at the BET Awards last night. Janet fought back tears as she thanked fans for their support.
After Miss Jackson finished her speech, host Jamie Foxx sang the Jackson's "I'll Be There," along with musicians Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo, as images of Michael were projected behind them.
To open the show, Foxx performed a medley of Jackson 5 hits to honor the late King of Pop. The host then reappeared onstage in Jackson 80's garb and performed his signature dance moves, including a crotch grab and the moonwalk.
Michael Jackson's youngest sibling Janet Jackson says she's "grief-stricken and devastated" after hearing about Michael's sudden death. Janet's manager Kenneth Crear released a statement on behalf of his client.
Crear states, "Janet Jackson is grief-stricken and devastated at the sudden loss of her brother." He adds, "She is in pre-production on a film and is flying immediately to California to be with her family."
It's rumored Janet was cast in Tyler Perry's upcoming comedy "Why Did I Get Married Too."
The siblings collaborated on the track "Scream" in 1995. That same year, Janet and Michael won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.
Rapper Jermaine Dupri broke his silence about rumors that he and Janet Jackson are splitting up -- and talk that she's expecting.
"No she is not pregnant and yes we're still together," Jermaine writes on his website, Global14.com. He adds, "It baffles me how y'all let these blogs and magazines control your lives."
Janet and Jermaine have been dating for four years.