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Just friends: Jermaine Dupri says rumors of rekindled romance with Janet Jackson are just all over the place


Thaddaeus McAdams/ExclusiveAccess.netLast year, rumors of a rekindled romance between Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri made considerable headlines. 

However, Jermaine tells Entertainment Tonight that those stories are “just all over the place,” adding, “I never never knew us not to be friends. You know what I mean? I don’t know where….I never knew us not to be friends.”

As previously reported, a source told ET in December that the pair’s relationship is “strictly platonic.” 

“They are close and she’ll always have a warm place for him in her heart. 

Both Janet and Jermaine are warm people, so it’s not unusual that there would be hugging or hand-holding, even in public,” the source continued.

Janet and Jermaine were allegedly spotted “cuddled up and holding hands” at an after party in Atlanta on December 17, which prompted speculation that they were once again a couple. 

The two began dating in 2002 and broke up in 2009. 

In April, Janet confirmed that she was separating from estranged husband Wissam Al Mana, after five years of marriage. Their union was Janet’s third and Wissam’s first. 

As of September, Janet was seeking full custody of their 10-month-old son, Eissa

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