Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri Break Up: Report

By Allen Starbury  |  07/17/2009

2009-07-17 - Janet Jackson and Jermaine DupriAfter almost seven years of dating and on the heels of the passing of her brother Michael, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri have reportedly called it quits.

A source told Us Weekly that Dupri says the relationship is over. "His friends are telling people it's over."

"They have been moving in different directions for a while," the unnamed source continued.

Dupri was noticeably absent from Michael Jackson's public memorial earlier this month.

He produced several of Jackson's music from her last two albums -- 20 Y.O. and Discipline. One friend says mixing work with their personal lives contributed to their drifting apart.

"You shouldn’t mix business with pleasure," a friend of the former couple told the mag. "Janet felt their lives were too crossed and they should have kept things separate."

Aside from the break-up, Janet is still grieving over the death of her brother, and helping take care of his kids.