Despite reports that Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri are getting back together, the singer referred to Dupri as her "ex" in an interview on Atlanta's The Bert Show.
That doesn't mean they're not close still. While chatting with the radio show, Jackson included Dupri on the short list of ex-boyfriends with whom she keeps in touch.
"I'm not the type of girl that stays in touch with your ex," Janet Jackson said. "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."
Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson remain broken up, but tight.
It has been a tough year for Jackson since her brother Michael's death in June - which she blamed on Dr. Conrad Murray during an interview with ABC this week.
A month after MJ died, she and Dupri broke off their eight-year relationship. They reportedly reunited in September for Dupri's birthday in Lake Como, Italy.
"There is a still a lot of love there," a friend of the couple said, and for once, this anonymous Us Weekly source may not be too far off the mark at all.
"We're absolutely still there for one another," Jackson said.
"I think it will remain that way for the rest of my life."