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Jack White admits he "almost never" speaks to Meg White

Jack White says he rarely speaks to the "hermit" Meg White.

The two musicians were in The White Stripes together until they split in 2011, whilst they were also married between 1996 and 2000.

However, it seems the drummer has turned reclusive since leaving the popular two-piece.

Jack White told Rolling Stone: "I don't think anyone talks to Meg. She's always been a hermit. When we lived in Detroit, I'd have to drive over to her house if I wanted to talk to her, so now it's almost never."

Speaking meanwhile about Meg's reserved persona, White added:

"She's one of those people who won't high-five me when I get the touchdown. She viewed me that way of 'Oh, big deal, you did it, so what?' Almost every single moment of the White Stripes was like that. We'd be working in the studio and something amazing would happen: I'm like, 'Damn, we just broke into a new world right there!' And Meg's sitting in silence."

White also praised his former bandmate's drumming style, which is often maligned. He said:

"I would often look at her on stage and say, 'I can't believe she's up here'. I don't think she understood how important she was to the band, and to me and to music. She was the antithesis of a modern drummer. So childlike and incredible and inspiring. All the not-talking didn't matter, because on stage? Nothing I do will top that."

Watch The White Stripes in action below: