Jack White has ruled out a White Stripes reunion with his ''hermit'' ex-wife Meg White.

The rocker was married to the drummer from 1996 and 2000, and eventually parted ways with her as a musical partner in 2011 when they announced the duo were splitting up, but now their situation seems to have worsened as Jack admitted the musician will no longer speak to him.

When asked in an online Q&A about the possibility of a reunion, he said she ''doesn't answer her phone,'' adding, ''Nope, that time has gone.''

Another fan questioned whether the pair would reunite if they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the 'Sixteen Saltines' singer expressed his scepticism, saying: ''Doubt it, and doubt it.''

The 39-year-old musician continued to say he doesn't know anyone who still talks to his estranged ex-wife - now 40, who divorced Patti Smith's son, guitarist Jackson Smith in 2013 following a four year marriage - but confessed she had never been the talkative type.

He added: ''I don't think anyone talks to Meg. She's always been a hermit.''

When they disbanded in 2011, the duo insisted it was not due to personal or artistic differences, but instead ''mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band.''