Janet Jackson Wanted To Still Be Friends With Rene

spoke with Entertainment Tonight Wednesday to talk about her split with Rene Elizondo in 2000. Janet admitted, “I just hate when things like this have to happen. At least I wanted to be friends. And you don’t talk, and that gets kind of funky and it can be ugly, and I hate all that stuff.” Read on for a transcript.

She is a Grammy nominee and reportedly the highest paid recording artist
in history. But Janet Jackson is still missing something from her personal
life. The star reveals to “E.T.” That her divorce is keeping her from falling
in love again.

It’s still ongoing. It’s been three years. It’s a pain in the butt,
but you have to go through it.

Reporter: Janet was remarkably upbeat and open about her legal battle with Rene Elizondo. Their secret seven-year marriage was only revealed
when he filed for divorce in May of 2000.

I just hate when things like this have to happen. At least I wanted
to be friends. And you don’t talk, and that gets kind of funky and it can
be ugly, and I hate all that stuff.

Reporter: Janet doesn’t see herself walking down the aisle again.

No, i’m not very good at it, I don’t think.

Reporter: Jackson’s turmoil off-stage certainly hasn’t slowed down her
career, with her current world tour, an upcoming HBO special and three
Grammy nominations.

They wanted me to perform and i thought, I’d just love to sit back and
enjoy the show for once.

Reporter: Janet’s hoping Michael will perform on the show. She admits
she doesn’t get to see his two children as much as she’d like, but did
hear from her nephew after giving him a computer.

It’s so sweet. Prince left me the cutest message about his Christmas
present, and he’s only 4. And he said, “you don’t understand, auntie, I’ve
been wanting this for years.”


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