Janet Jackson is single again â€” sheâ€™s split from boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, according to reports.
â€œHis friends are telling people itâ€™s over,â€ a source tells Us Weekly magazine. â€œThey have been moving in different directions for a while.â€
The couple had been together for seven years.
Dupri skipped the memorial service for Janetâ€™s older brother, the late Michael Jackson, on July 7. Sources close to Jermaine insist he didnâ€™t make an appearance because he â€œdoesnâ€™t attend funerals.â€
So what caused the split?
â€œYou shouldnâ€™t mix business with pleasure,â€ a mutual pal explains. (Dupri produced several tracks on Janetâ€™s last two CDs.) â€œJanet felt their lives were too crossed and they should have kept things sepaÂrate.â€
â€œJermaine likes to be out there, mingling with everybody, and ÂJanetâ€™s more shy.â€
Meanwhile, Jackson is still deeply mourning the death of her big brother.
â€œSheâ€™s devastated,â€ an insider says. â€œSheâ€™s busy caring for Michaelâ€™s kids. Janetâ€™s the familyâ€™s backbone.â€
Jacksonâ€™s rep couldnâ€™t be reached, according to the Us Weekly report.