While the two hit it off at a young age, they ended up going their separate ways after graduating.
(He seems to prefer Jermaine Jackson II, so we’ll go with that for the rest of the post) to Tamara Tattles earlier this week.
Just in case I need to say it, Jermaine II is the son of Jermaine Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson and member of The Jackson 5.
He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades.
The first Berry Gordy was the son of a white plantation owner in Georgia and his female slave.
Berry Gordy II was lured to Detroit by the job opportunities for black people offered by the booming automotive businesses.
The store was unsuccessful, and Gordy sought work at the Lincoln-Mercury plant, but his family connections put him in touch with Al Green (no relation to the singer Al Green), owner of the Flame Show Bar Talent Club, where he met the singer Jackie Wilson.
Wilson recorded six more songs co-written by Gordy over the next two years, including "Lonely Teardrops", which topped the R&B charts and got to number 7 in the pop chart.
Berry and Gwen Gordy also wrote "All I Could Do Was Cry" for Etta James at Chess Records.
Oh, and just in case that wasn’t a good enough pedigree, Jermaine II’s mother is Hazel Joy Gordy, the daughter of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.