After months on the road, Janet Jackson ended her State of the World tour on Dec. 17 with a bang — and an old flame.
Shortly after wrapping up her last performance at Atlanta’s Philips Arena, the star headed to her exclusive after party at STK restaurant, where a source says she spent some private time with her ex and Atlanta-native music producer Jermaine Dupri.
“They were in a private area at her exclusive tour wrap party,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding that the pair “were cuddled up in a private booth holding hands.”
Jackson, 51, who split from Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana in April and has been embroiled in a tough custody battle ever since, reportedly parted ways with Dupri, 45, back in 2009, after what the source calls a “bad breakup.”
“They didn’t speak for years until about a year ago,” says the source. “[Dupri] felt like he had wronged her. But they reconnected and he was there for her as a friend while she was going through her messy breakup.”
While the source says the pair are not officially back together, there’s a sense that could change. “They are taking their time, getting to know each other again,” the source admits.
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE