Janet Janet ­Jackson's longtime boyfriend, music exec Jermaine Dupri, was not at Michael Jackson‘s memorial.

It was a noticeable absence. Insiders say the pair have split and that they “have been moving in different directions for a while."

Apparently, it was the mix of "business with pleasure," a mutual pal explains to Us magazine. "Janet felt their lives were too crossed and they should have kept things sepa­rate."

Jackson has other things on her mind. "She's busy caring for Michael's kids. Janet's the family's backbone," says Us' source.

Did Michael want Janet to have custody of his kids?

Entertainment Tonight talked to the King of Pop's longtime spiritual advisor, Reverend June Gatlin, who has some surprising insights.

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"It was very important for him to be in control of every aspect of his life," Gatlin says. She recalls Michael saying, "I would want my mother to have everything; have my children, everything. And if she wasn't able, then he trusted his sister Janet to take his children."

"He wanted his children to have everything," she continues, adding that in regards to his will, "He was changing everything."

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