There is an article in the February 2004 issue of Ebony Magazine with Janet and J.D. under the title 10 Hottest Couples. In there section it says:
It was all a lie, just a big lie. That’s what renowned music producer and Arista Records’ executive Jermaine Dupri and pop princess Janet Jackson say of the rumors that were printed by a major New York newspaper and reprinted and repeated in media around the country. The high-profile celebrity couple did not break up last fall.
Janet did not call it quits while talking with Jermaine on her cell phone. Because the couple was hounded by the media who clamored to know more about what was going on behind closed doors, the two just immersed themselves into their individual career projects (both are busy working on new recordings due out early in 2004). But the romance continues, and when time permitted, they returned to the public spotlight—hand-in-hand, arm-in-arm. According to a close acquaintance of the two:
“Janet and Jermaine are definitely together, and have been for two years. They are in love. They never broke up in the first place.”