Janet Jackson has split from boyfriend Jermaine Dupri
The singer - who was first rumoured to have separated from the music executive in July - admitted she didn`t keep in touch with any of her x-lovers apart fromJermaine during a US radio interview.
Speaking on Atlanta`s `Bert Show`, Janet said: "I`m not the type of girl that stays in touch with your ex like that. But Jermaine is one of my best friends. I love him to death. We`re still connected. We`re still good friends. We still talk."
Janet, 43, was reported to have ended her seven-year relationship with Jermaine, 37, in the summer in the wake of her pop superstar brother Michael`s shock death in June.
At the time, it was claimed the `All For You` singer decided to call time on the romance because she felt suffocated by her lover.
A mutual friend of the pair said: "You shouldn`t mix business with pleasure. Janet felt their lives were too crossed and they should have kept things separate."
Another source said: "They`ve been moving in different directions for a while now."
Jermaine produced several tracks on the 43-year-old star`s last two albums - `20 Y.O.`, released in 2006, and 2008`s `Discipline` - and she felt he was becoming too involved in all aspects of her life.