Minka Kelly & Derek Jeter broke up after three years together


Well, that lasted longer than I thought it would. Just Jared and People Magazine confirm that Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly have broken up after three years together. When they got together, Minka was on Friday Night Lights, but she had enough time off from working to be in NYC regularly, and she was often seen at Yankees games. However, several months ago, she was cast as one of the leads in the Charlie’s Angels reboot, filming in LA (and Miami, I think?), and I’m sure that was a bigger time commitment, and she and Derek weren’t able to spend as much time together. Still, I haven’t heard anything about other people involved, and it seems like they just decided to split because the relationship had nowhere else to go:

After dating for three years, Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter have broken up, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“They care about each other and it was amicable,” says a source. “They’re still friends.”

Kelly, 31, the star of the upcoming reboot of TV’s Charlie’s Angels, was often seen at New York Yankees games cheering for Jeter, 37, and was in the stadium when he got his 3,000th hit in July.

The very private couple repeatedly dodged engagement rumors and were reluctant to talk about their relationship, though earlier this month they joked about Kelly’s lack of baseball knowledge.

Their split was first reported by JustJared.

[From People]

People have always said that Minka looks like Leighton Meester, but in recent photos, Minka is really reminding me of the UK’s Kelly Brook. They have the same kind of wholesome, beautiful-girl-next-door, dimply appeal. I’m sure Minka will move on with someone good, and I’m guessing Jeter has his choice of the ladies, right? Right? Isn’t he now, like, one of the most eligible men in New York? He’s certainly cuter than A-Rod.





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  1. brin says:

    Looks like Jeter stuck out. I think Minka will be just fine.

  2. GiGi says:

    I doubt there will be any scandal around this one. He’s very, very careful with his image. I grew up with him in Kzoo and he and his family are very nice, genuine people.

    I know he’s brought her to Kalamazoo in the past… sounds like things just didn’t work out. Maybe one of them was ready for marriage/family and the other not so much.

  3. Pix says:

    I wonder if this has anything to do with his widely rumored herpes infection.
    She’s gorgeous and he’s kind of gross. She’ll be fine and he’ll end up with some model skank.

  4. gee says:

    Aww I really wanted them to work!

  5. Jen34 says:

    Not only is Jeter cuter than Arod, he’s smarter and more discreet. He’s actually one of the few athletes out there who is a role model.

    I’ve watched the Yankees at Spring Training and he interacts beautifully with kids. He asks about school, grades, family, etc. It made my ovaries twitch.

  6. pebbles says:

    Always heard great things about Jeter…….my friend’s father-in-law worked as a doorman in Jeter’s apartment building, and he said that Derek never turns down an autograph seeker…..always very accommodating and sweet to fans. On the other hand, this Minka Kelly chick seems “stuck up” to me……

  7. size says:

    she is really really pretty and beautiful…

  8. mln76 says:

    Derek Jeter is everything A-Rod isn’t a gentleman and a rare loyal athlete. He’s got a great rep here in NY.

  9. kimmy says:

    i think its just b/c her star is on the rise and they didn’t have the time to devote to their relationship anymore. I loved her on FNL, hopefully Charlie’s Angles doesn’t suck!

  10. bigchili says:

    Awww, this one makes me a little sad. I liked them together.

  11. Harley says:

    I loveloveLOVE me some DJ. He will be just fine-me and the rest of the ladies in the boroughs will be more than happy to mend his heart. Or, y’know, have lots of meaningless nookie with him. Either works.

    He is one of those rare athletes who seems genuinely down to earth and sweet. Sigh… Mr. 3000 can swing my way anytime…

  12. Franny says:

    I just think she’s so damn beautiful.

  13. Gigi says:

    She’s not all that sweet and innocent as people might think. She goes from boyfriend to boyfriend like it’s a flight of stairs. Donald Faison, Chris Evans, John Mayer, Derek Jeter… When you stop to think about her work and what she’s actually accomplished as an actress, it’s easy to realize she’s not that big of a deal. She was always considered the weakest link in FNL and she only got people’s attention recently because of her association to Jeter. If they’re done, it means she’s already got another guy on the line. Besides, there are several reports about her being a bitch: the airplane thing, she threw a fit at a Starbucks once and there was a Blind Item about a dog attacking a kid in a park, it’s so Minka.

  14. TQB says:

    Aww, this is sad. They were cute together. Jeter is a rare thing: a Yankee that even a die-hard Sox fan like me has to respect. He’s a great athlete who gives his all for his team regardless of the score or the standings, a good person and that smile…

  15. fabchick says:

    She is so cute. I can’t believe she is 31. She looks so young. Hollywood take note. This is beautiful not the botoxed and kat faced look that everyone seems to go for out there.

  16. Pyewacket says:

    The fact that he has herpes pretty much negates his appeal to me.

  17. Cindy says:

    Awww. They were cute. He seems like a private person, as private as one can be in his career, anyway.

  18. Mia says:

    Surprised they split, but relationships do run their course.

  19. The Bobster says:

    Now that she’s footloose and fancy free, the Derek Jeter herpes pyramid will gain another tier.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Don’t find him all that attractive, but have heard he’s a nice guy (minus the herp rumors!)
    I think she’s really pretty and I like her just for her FNL association, but I don’t think she’s a great actress. I’ll be surprised if Charlie’s Angels actually lasts the season, but who knows.

  21. Angelina says:

    I highly doubt that Derek Jeter has herpes! It’s probably just a rumor started by Red Sox fans with little imagination. I’d be more than happy to take my chances with him. ;-)

  22. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    If she slept with John Mayer perhaps Minka has the herp too, along with gazillions of others – it is very common.

  23. Gail says:

    She is very beautiful. I’ve liked her since Friday Night Lights.

    He seems to be a really wonderful person. He gained a ton of respect from me with how much he does with Make A Wish. He really knows how to make a kid’s day special!

  24. Truthful says:

    Mr. Jeter was NEVER faithful, I know someone that had dealt w/him for a couple of yrs…off and on. Until she found out he had also been seeing Minka the same amount of time.

    She did herself a HUGE favor.

    after a few drinks, he’ll summons his pick for the night to his table. like he’s GOD, I was angry when my gf went like a lil sheep.

    Its all smoke and mirrors for his image.
    Minka can do better and he’ll have her waiting for marriage for YEARS.

  25. Bodhi says:

    LOL @ TQB! I’m right there with ya. I’m a Red Sox fan through & through, but even I can (grudgingly) respect Jeter

  26. tracking says:

    He doesn’t seem like the marrying kind, at least not yet. If she is, then she was wise to move on after three years.

  27. Nikki Girl says:

    Do any of you people who think he has herpes actually work at his doctor’s office, or have you inspected his penis? Then stop assuming he has herpes.

    I think DJ is a great baseball player and an all-around good guy. And I don’t know much about MK, but she is absolutely gorgeous. I wish them both the best!

  28. curleque says:

    Hope she dumped him. Only wish the Yankees would have done the same instead of resigning. He is over the hill (in baseball), his career is ending, and he knows it. And I think this spilled over to Minka, one way or another.

    But he is great with kids. And he does a ton of charity stuff.

  29. dr.bombay says:

    I’m sorry to see them split. But, I don’t think she’s an ultra-bitch (although her acting skills are weak/mediocre, to say the least) simply for the fact that Derek Jeter wouldn’t put up with it–nor would he expect his family to do so, either. He has his choice of thousands of women, literally, and dealing with a brat-diva for 3 years as his “official”, on-the-surface g/f is far from what appears to be his style. He probably dates the hellcats discretely, on the side, so the public doesn’t see the drama (and no, I don’t condone cheating).

    Also, she’s an actress; it’s COMMON for actresses to go through boyfriends like candy. Some are for pr, some for love, some for booty. Although, I’d hardly call having a boyfriend of 3 years at 31 years of age boyfriend hopping, regarding Minka. If that’s the case, I was a downright ho in my single years.

  30. Angelina says:

    FYI: There’s a difference between oral herpes and genital herpes. Oral herpes is not an std…most people have it in there system whether or not they get cold sores on their lips or inside their mouth.

  31. ZenB!tch says:

    I’ve heard the bitch rumors. I’d not heard the herpes rumors but I believe them. I think he is aesthetically a hottie but I HATE jocks.

  32. ol cranky says:

    @Angelina – herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 are both contagious and are passed through direct contact so genital herpes doesn’t really tell you which form of the virus you have (and those cold sores on your face may be from kissing something other than someone else’s face).

    BTW – you can get a sore throat from gonorrhea (that little tidbit was announced by my pathogenic bacteriology professor on the first day of class, needless to say, nobody ever cut that class)

  33. bogie says:

    “I’ve watched the Yankees at Spring Training and he interacts beautifully with kids. He asks about school, grades, family, etc. It made my ovaries twitch.”

    Jen43, why are you falling for b.s. It is just an image ploy. If he was so into kids he wouldve gotten married to have some by now. HE IS 37 FOR LOVE OF GOD. He dates her for three years and doesnt marry her. He is full of it. It takes you three years to realize you dont want to marry someone? Please! He gets an applause for not being 100% whore. He sure doesnt mind wasting people’s time though.

  34. vanessa says:

    she is my girl crush, absolutely stunning

  35. Angelina says:


    Yes, you’re right.

    But even though type 1 and type 2 are very similar to each other, HSV-2 tends to prefer the genital area, is usually more virulent than HSV-1, and tends to recur more often. A genital infection with type 1 HSV has recurrence rate of about 5 times per year. An oral infection with type 2 HSV will rarely, if ever, recur.

    50-80% of the population carries the antibodies in their system…so the general public perception of “herpes” is wrong..

  36. Kosmos says:

    Ok, I don’t know much about Jeter, but he goes through a lot of women, never committing, and there’s always another one waiting. He may be nice, but I do not think he plans to stick around with anyone for long. So, girls, why go there? He seems totally committed to himself, to remaining single and merely moving on to the next pretty woman. He will likely remain that way until he ages, and then may or may not choose one person to stay with, who knows.

  37. Cinderella says:

    She is extremely pretty.

    I wonder what his real deal is.

  38. Hehastheherp says:

    Herpes…um, yeah. It’s true.

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  40. The Bobster says:

    I highly doubt that Derek Jeter has herpes! It’s probably just a rumor started by Red Sox fans with little imagination. I’d be more than happy to take my chances with him.


    Then enjoy your crotch itch:



    Did Derek Jeter Gave Poor Jessica Alba Herpes?

    So rumor has it that Jessica Alba is chasing the Valtrex dragon and that it was that damn Yankee Derek Jeter who gave it to her.

    Our source who worked for one of their camps, had to refill her Valtrex prescription for her on a regular basis! Guess who she got it from…that’s right…dirty Derek Jeter.

    Immediately, our brains began tallying all the ladies with bold-face names we know with whom serial-dater Jeter has gotten to home base. Luckily, so did gossip site Holy Candy, who made a handy chart so we can track who’s at risk for the gift that keeps on giving.

    We kinda like how they treat dudes in Hollywood like baseball cards or something. But we didn’t realize that Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel were so into each other’s sloppy seconds! Also, does this mean that Cameron Diaz is in danger?

  41. Truthful says:


    that’s the truth ruth, folks don’t like to think of their idols in this light.


    I didn’t want to mention this because I saw that folks wanted to praise him.

  42. Jen34 says:

    If Jessica Alba had herpes, wouldn’t she have had a C-section? Just asking.

    @ Bogie

    Jeter is single. He can sleep with whomever he wants. Maybe he cheated on her. If that’s the case, then it’s a good thing they didn’t marry. I don’t think he’s ready to marry. Unlike Tiger Woods and ARod, he knows better.

  43. Lindy says:

    Does anyone else think she looks like Mariska Hargitay in that last pic in the black dress? (I think MH is beautiful, too). As for Jeter–gross. He’s not remotely attractive–that kind of round, rodent-like face is so ugly. Glad she’s moving on–athletes are the worst!

  44. Angelina says:

    @ the bobster

    thanks for the warning ;-)

    valtrex is indicated for cold sores (herpes labialis),
    genital herpes, and herpes zoster. if jessica alba really takes valtrex, it might not necessarily be for genital herpes.

    about 80% of the population has the antibodies…that could include you.

    derek jeter very well may have herpes, type 1 or 2, but i wouldn’t trust those websites.

  45. Callumna says:

    He has nice eyes and a great smile.

  46. Willie D says:

    I live in Tampa and Jeter’s out all the time. I’ve witnessed this conversation between men and women when talking about Jeter:

    Girl: Jeter’s so hot.
    Guy: You know he has herpes, right?
    Girl: I don’t care. It’s Derek Jeter.

    …which is why you should always wrap it up… Chances are pretty good that if the girl’s smoking’ hot and DTF, she’s banged him, or banged a guy that banged a girl he banged. Either way, hot girls in Tampa are more likely to have it because of the guy.

  47. bogie says:

    Jeter is single. He can sleep with whomever he wants. Maybe he cheated on her. If that’s the case, then it’s a good thing they didn’t marry. I don’t think he’s ready to marry. Unlike Tiger Woods and ARod, he knows better.


    I will repeat…he could not figure out he did not want to marry her after a year of dating her? He is one of those guys that string women along and does not deserve a medal for not pulling a Tiger Woods. Fact is it is silly to swoon over a guy just cause he asks a couple of kids about school, like he would be some great family guy. If he wanted a family, he would have started to build one. When guys get in to their mid thirties and are obviously not pursuing commitment it means they probably wont ever commit. He is good at is career, but unattractive in every way. She should get with a sexy hot producer…Minka is a beauty. Too good for Jeter.

  48. kazoo says:

    i wonder who his next beard will be.

    and no, he’s not cuter than a-rod.

  49. Camille says:

    I think Minka is gorgeous. She can do much better than that chipmunk cheeked Jeter. She’s far too pretty for him.

  50. lily says:

    I saw this coming right after Minka threw that “Dont’ you know who I am? Don’t you know who my boyfriend is” mega-bitch fit after those flight attendants wouldn’t let her little dog onto the plane and she called Derek and threw a hissy fit that the press picked up on.

    Goodbye Minka and good riddance. Derek I’m sure already has another girl lined up to take her place.

  51. tvcon says:

    A-rod is so into himself that he can’t keep a woman. Derek will settle down but no until he retires.