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Although they dated for a short period, Vivica Fox’s relationship with 50 Cent left a lasting impression on her.

In a recent interview with The Meredith Vieira Show (via US Weekly), the actress says the rap mogul was the love of her life.

“He is absolutely the love of my life,” Fox said of 50 Cent. “I really, really cared for him and I loved him very, very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. That’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart, you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’

“I wish him the best, he is amazing and baby, he’s fine, but… sometimes love ain’t always right,” she continued. “The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right. [I learned] to trust in my heart and know to take the time not to settle. I think as women sometimes we’re afraid to be alone or we think, ‘Oh my god, he’s a great catch.’ ”

50 Cent began dating Fox, now 50 years of age, back in 2003, just as he was rising to fame as hip-hop’s hottest new artist. They reportedly dated for close to a year before splitting, though a reason for their break-up wasn’t clear.

While Fox seems to carry a soft spot in her heart for 50, it’s unclear how he feels.