Published July 17, 2009
In the midst of mourning the death of her older brother Michael, Janet Jackson is now dealing with the grief of a break up.
According to a report from Us magazine, Jackson, 43, has split with her long-time music mogul boyfriend Jermaine Dupri.
A source told the magazine that “they have been moving in different directions for a while.”
“Jermaine likes to be out there, mingling with everybody and Janet’s more shy,” the source added.
But could the absence of Dupri, 36, from Michael’s funeral be a source of contention as well?
Jackson is said to be “devastated at the loss” and “is busy caring for Michael’s kids. Janet’s the family’s backbone,” an insider said.
The couple had been dating for nearly seven years.RELATED: Click here for more from Us magazine.