Since the news broke about Janet Jackson's split from producer and longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, does she seem happier to you? I can't help but notice how youthful and content she seems in these pics taken in Milan, Italy yesterday.

I've always thought of Janet (and her older sister Rebbie) as the most stable Jacksons. So it seemed odd that she would want to be with a cheating dog like JD who obviously was using her to elevate his own status.

When Janet and JD were together she looked tired, old and wary in her pictures.. She also looked like she had reconciled herself to the fact that he just wasn't going to do right by her -- and she couldn't do any better. She displayed the same stoic resignation in her longterm relationship with her ex-husband Rene.

Suffering in silence while your man sows his wild oats is a learned behavior that she obviously picked up from her mom, Katherine.

The entire industry knows that it was JD who (along with MTV) helped ruined Janet's career by orchestrating that disastrous nipple stunt during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

But love, like alcohol and drugs, is a very unrelenting addiction. You really can't see the damage it causes until you kick the habit for good.

  • missy

    only difference i see is a new weave j/p

    only she will know if she is truly happy and I can't tell cause anyone can smile in a pic and be truly hurt deep inside.

  • Anna

    She teamed back with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who wouldn't be happy. There dad's love child will be on Entertainment Tonight(tonight).

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    She is gorgeous omg

  • Daisy

    I think JD and Janet are still friends and this outfit gets my stamp of approval much better than that granny jumpsuit :clap: WORK BISH!

  • http://myspace.com/latituded400 Shannon

    All I want to know is are her eyebrows curious or surprised in that first picture?

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice

    OOPS! her pants are unzipped. lol (first pic)

  • mizzdallas

    Janet looks HAWT! Im loving this getup that she has on, and I truly believe that her & JD are still friends, I dont know if JD cheated on her or not, nobody knows the real reason why they broke up, they were and still be 1 of my fav couples! :)=

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I must agree. Even with those ill fitting pants on, Janet looks great. I haven't thought that in a long time.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I am just glad Janet is keeping her clothes on. TEAM JANET again.

  • iscream

    :cheer:

    Work it out JJ. I'm loving the mature dressing Janet.

    From what I remember she was extremely happy with JD. Of course over time feelings can fade but I think her new look is what is making her look different. since her breast isn't overly exposed you can foucus on how beautiful her face is again.

    I'm loving the look and I hope she sticks to it. Her brothers death may also have played a part in her change of appereance.

  • licia

    she seemed just as happy with jd as she does now. i have and always will have love for janet . she can be dressed like a $2 hooker and i would still love her . lol

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Janet looks great. I bet she wished it were her real hair but it sure looks good. She can throw that sh** out her face for days! LOL

  • Krysi J

    Janet looks so good for her age....you would swear she was fresh off of poetic justice movie set in this pic. I love her.

  • luvly1957

    I thought her and JD were such a cute couple and I'm hoping they get bk together as a couple but I always thohgt they should not work together. I think Janet thought they JD could do for her what he does for Mariah but it didn't work. She should stick wit JJ and Terry Lewis and just hv JD as her boyfriend. But Janet looks real good on these pics.

  • starr

    I luv the look.....luv janet

  • ELove

    CLEARLY #9 doesn't speak or represent the Bruthas of SR.com

    And Janet is VERY HAPPY not having to carry a MIDGET around
    ANYMORE !!! :lol:

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    Janet looks so nice in these pics, I love her hair and purse. And if she doesn't have Joe Jackson written all over her face. Gosh she looks just like that man.

  • scorpio

    Janet is probably slowly getting around to being happier in her life. JD was too immature for her, always following her around with cameras, and posting on You Tube. Sorry but there is probably some peace with Michael death, not worrying about the vultures taking advantage of him. As well as not worrying about his drug habit.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    I am and will always be a Janet Jackson fan. From the moment she did her Mae West impression on her brother's show, to Good Times, to her first album Young Love. I am a Janet fan!!! She has always remained positive and classy through all her situations.

    Unzipped pants lol, how human of her...Love it.

  • http://thechoklitfactory.wordpress.com/ ChokLitFactory

    Black ppl love them some Janet Jackson! Always and forever.

  • pointhimout

    alright, who didn't tell janet her pants were unzipped? All I know is the look--looks great on her. JD was a let me down, depressing all who had to see them together. Thank God she came to her senses(sp) and dumped that clown.

    TEAM JANET

  • leat

    LOVE Janet! are her and JD really broken up? he possted pics on his site while hes in Lake Como,Italy and shes in Venice! i dont believe it, til he says something about it! like he came forward to deny the pregnancy rumors! Nelly and Ashanti broke up? I dont wanna believe it....PLEASE NO!

  • Daisy

    I guess yall miss Janet confirm she is single in harpers bazar I believe it was