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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Occupation: dancer, songwriter, and music video director
Managed by: Tina
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About René Elizondo, Jr.

René Elizondo, Jr. is a dancer, songwriter, and music video director. However, he is best known as the ex-husband of Janet Jackson. The two met in the mid-1980s and seemingly dated until around 1999. In reality, the two were married secretly in 1991. Due to Elizondo's heavy involvement in Jackson's business affairs, the two had grown as business partners but fallen out as lovers. Following the divorce, Elizondo sued Jackson for spousal support. Although Jackson and her fans have heavily denied so, her 2001 song "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)" is allegedly about him. However, the 14th track entitled Truth, on All For You, is about their relationship or lack thereof. In terms of Jackson's catalogue, Elizondo is noted for directing her videos for "That's the Way Love Goes", "Again", and "Together Again" (Deeper Remix) and being a songwriter on The Velvet Rope. It is his hands that cover Jackson's breasts on the cover of the September 1993 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which originated the cover art of her janet. album. It is also rumored that the song "What About" on Janet Jackson's album "Velvet Rope" - which spoke out against physical abuse of women is about René. Jackson, being interviewed about the song and album, said that she writes about what goes on in her life. She went on to say that at that time, the songs on that album described what she was experiencing. Jackson also said that was one of the most personal albums she had ever made. -------------------- He is a dancer, songwriter, and music video director. However, he is best known as the ex-husband of Janet Jackson. The two met in the mid-1980s and seemingly dated until around 1999. In reality, the two were married secretly in 1991. Due to Elizondo's heavy involvement in Jackson's business affairs, the two had grown as business partners but fallen out as lovers. Following the divorce, Elizondo sued Jackson for spousal support. Although Jackson and her fans have heavily denied so, her 2001 song "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)" is allegedly about him. However, the 14th track entitled Truth, on All For You, is about their relationship or lack thereof. In terms of Jackson's catalogue, Elizondo is noted for directing her videos for "That's the Way Love Goes", "Again", and "Together Again" (Deeper Remix) and being a songwriter on The Velvet Rope. It is his hands that cover Jackson's breasts on the cover of the September 1993 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which originated the cover art of her janet. album. Rene also appeared in Jackson's "Come Back To Me" video from her album Rhythm Nation.

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René Elizondo, Jr.'s Timeline

1962
July 16, 1962
Durango, Mexico
1991
March 31, 1991
Age 28
Los Angeles, CA, USA
1998
November 25, 1998
Age 36
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
2000
2000
Age 37
Los Angeles, CA, USA