Did You Know the McCONAISSANCE and Janet Jackson Had an Ab-tastic Fling in 2002?

Long before Matthew McConaughey met his now-wife at a bar in L.A., the actor had plenty of famous leading ladies. He dated Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Ashley Judd, and even had a fling Janet Jackson.

Yes, that's right: McConaughey had a brief tryste with Michael Jackson's sister over a decade ago and it was seriously ab-tastic.

The First Meeting: These two met at the 2002 Grammy Awards and it's not hard to see how they were instantly attracted to each other — since Jackson happened to be showing off her eight-pack abs in an off-the-shoulder crop top at the time. (She was a decade ahead of Miley on that one.) Anyway, the exercise-obsessed stars apparently hit it off that night and even took a couple of pictures together backstage.

Time Together: Here are those Grammy pictures.

Otherwise, their time together apparently included a steamy night at her Bel Air house. According to some unnamed sources, he emerged from her house "shirtless, carrying his shoes, and whistling." Hmm. On second thought, this IS the guy who plays bongo drums in the buff, so maybe this insider wasn't actually too far off.

The End:
Legend has it the fling ended as quickly as it started. At the time, McConaughey refused to admit things had gotten romantic. "I met her at the Grammys and found her to be a very very sweet lady. We swapped some good music and she's a dear lady. She's a sweetheart but we're not dating, we're just friends. That's about all there is right now," he explained.

She supposedly later admitted in an interview that they'd "swapped" more than good music.

Chances of Reconciliation? None.
Despite being extremely friendly on the red carpet again in 2006, these two have gone down very different paths in their careers and otherwise. He's now married to model Camila Alves and they have three little rugrats. Jackson prefers to stay off the red carpet these days and married Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012.


do you think they done it, ONTD?