Did Minka Kelly dump Wilmer Valderrama then go out with Jake Gyllenhaal?

By most accounts, Minka Kelly is hot stuff. I think she’s a really pretty girl, and I dig her interviews (her mom was a crazy stripper), and I want her to date some interesting, challenging, smart dudes. Instead, she was with Derek Jeter off-and-on for years, and then jumped from Jeter to Wilmer Valderrama of all people. CB gives Wilmer more of a break – I always think of him as a Celebrity Dateline Predator. He’s so gross and sleazy. Anyway, you could kind of tell that Minka was ashamed of Wilmer, and she even tried to half-heartedly deny it, but they were together for several (gross) months. Now Us Weekly claims that Wilmer and Minka are totally over, and she tried giving a certified Nice Guy a chance. It didn’t work out:

Persistence paid off for Jake Gyllenhaal – at least for a while. The actor recently had some dates with his crush Minka Kelly, who had turned him down COLD when he first asked her out last fall.

“Minka wasn’t into Jake when he first pursued her,” says a mutual pal of the actor, 31, and Minka, 32.

Instead, Minka spent the winter romancing serial dater Wilmer Valderrama, 32. But when that affair fizzled in late April, says the friend, Kelly “decided to give Jake another chance.”

Alas, the spark never quite caught fire, says a second source. “It was never serious, and it’s over now.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that Jake Gyllenhaal pulled out his Cuddlefesting & Apple-Picking Contract on the first date, and Minka just wasn’t having it. Still, if I was given a flat-out, either/or choice between making out with heterosexual pervert Wilmer or fake-dating Jake, I would totally choose to fake-date Jake. I like fresh apples, and I don’t mind the occasional cuddlefest. Wilmer is just THAT hideous to me. So… who should we imaginarily set Minka up with now? I wouldn’t mind seeing her with Ryan Gosling, should Eva Mendes ever release the Gosdong back into the wild.

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  1. Jade says:

    WV is so gross… Why did she stoop so low?!

  2. marie says:

    WV is disgusting, here’s hoping the next guy she’s with isn’t a douche..

  3. brin says:

    She is way too hot for any of them (especially sleazy Wilmer). Is William Levy available…they would be a beautiful couple!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I think she is incredibly beautiful. I could see her with Levy. I feel like she wouldn’t put up with any shit from him either, which would be good.

  4. lucy2 says:

    I think I’d fake-date Carrot Top before I real dated Wilmer. He is so disgusting. Anyone who dates him needs to get help to figure out why they hate themselves.

    Minka is really pretty, but I think she needs to avoid the side part hairstyle.

    • NerdMomma says:

      LOL I’m almost with you but Carrot Top is a step too far!!!

      (looks back at picture of Valderrama)

      No, you’re right. Carrot Top would be better.

  5. monette says:

    She looks amazing in this dress, yet so average in skinny jeans and shorts. Is there anything like dress-kind of body type?

  6. David says:

    Minka is really pretty

  7. Dorothy#1 says:

    OMG he is not gay! He is so much better than Wilmer, she made a good choice.

  8. Glimmer Bunny says:

    I think she’d be really hot with Taylor Kitch (if he’s single). Ryan Gosling would be a good match too.

    • Lis says:

      They were pretty hot together on FNL.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think they actual did date for a while.

      • another nina says:

        I don’t think so. She was with Jeter most of the time plus Kitsch is not high-profile enough for her.

      • lucy2 says:

        I thought it was right at the beginning of the series, before she started dating more high profile guys. I might be wrong though.

      • Rue says:

        @Nina, I think she DID date Taylor Kitsch for 1.5 yr. I googled it and didn’t find anything at first. Then on some forum someone claimed that they did date and she broke up with Taylor and hurt him. It seemed like a disgruntled or crazy fan, so I googled it again (I’m obsessed!) and googled until I found one mention of it somewhere that they did date for a year and a half. I don’t if that’s right or wrong or if so why or how they broke up, but apparently they did.

        I love Taylor Kitsch, he has so much going for him that I’m a little jealous of her (even though I love Minka too) and if it’s true I don’t know how she could have let him go!

        But you are right she briefly dated John Mayer and then hooked up with Jeter. Her castmates did talk about meeting Jeter and that relationship.

        I guess the Taylor thing happened in Austin when the show (FNL) was first starting and it was a struggling show so people in the entertainment media didn’t notice or care. It’s interesting.

      • Jessi says:

        Now that you guys mention the possibility of Connie and Taylor I toally see it. He has namechecked her as one of his FNL co-stars that he is closest to (it’s on his IMDB page) and they went on a trip to Africa together that he said “moved them” and then hosted an event TOGETHER in Austin to support the group they went to Africa to learn about (Children’s Choir).

        It’s still a little weird but I believe it. I know she went to the Battleship premiere (alright, it’s Berg’s movie and she is close to him too) but she also just attended Taylor’s “Savages” premiere too. Did anyone else from FNL go?

        Is it wrong because she is like 15-25 years older than him? Or is this the new thing?

        Anyhow, maybe they are just good friends or have remained close?

        I do love Minka though, I think she is a really sweet person.

        *edit* I meant to reply in Kiki’s thread. Sorry!

    • Kiki says:

      They did date! She dumped him for Chris Evans! She’s disgusting, always looking for a guy to stay on the spotlight, since she can’t rely on talent.

      • Rue says:

        So that’s what happened? I’ve been wondering since I got on the FNL train a little late and wasn’t sure if Taylor and Minka dated or not. I didn’t realize she had dated Chris Evans and really dumped Taylor! (I hate the word ‘dump’) was Taylor really broken up about it?

      • another nina says:

        I also started following FNL just in March 2009. However, I read Lainey, and she is obsessed both with FNL in general and Taylor, in particular. And I don’t remember off the top of my head that she ever wrote about Taylor/Minka. Anyway, my friends in Austin are convinced that there was something, on and off, between Taylor and Connie Britton.

  9. Kasey says:

    Since when does Jake seriously date anyone but thin, petite blondes? The dude has a type and Minka ain’t it. Just like She-who-won’t-be-named (since there’ll probably be a post about her divorce/new relationship/size 4 body) really likes black men, even when she dates non-black or somewhat black guys. They are almost bound to go back to their main preference. Ugh! Jake is so white-Wonderbread-plain-yogurty boring! I can complete understand the flat-out no and it not working out even after Minka gave it a try. In fact, I feel kinda bad for him. What must it be like to be so boring?

    • Another Nina says:

      Seriously? Of course, Minka is not his type since he dates blond pretty boys. I don’t think he is dull, might be a bit claustrophobic ( sp) in his closet but it’s his life, I’m not judging him…

  10. TXCinderella says:

    She was too old for Wilmer anyway.

  11. Eve says:

    As long as she stays away from The Avengers’s cast — especially mah husband Chris Evans — I’m fine with her dating choices.

    • another nina says:

      Chris Evans only dates girls with a huge round ass (pls refer to biel), so Minka does not meet the prerequisites. In other words, you are safe ;)

      • Eve says:

        Yup…but, apparently, he should have been more careful with the big butts he has dated so far:




      • another nina says:

        Yup, I’m giggling all morning about this one ;) see, check his every interview – and there is always a huge piece dedicated to his mom, like how she is his manager, plus mom hangs out with him and his friends, and he talks to his mom about sex, and he introduces all his perspective gf for her approval… And then bumps! – such a sh.t, p.ss and corruption ;) How did mom take this one? Do they go to free clinic together? Does she schedule his appointments? Oh I just can’t, I start giggling again …;)

      • Eve says:

        Well, if he claims to share everything with her, they probably share these experiences too. Gotta be consistent, right?

        *sigh*…he used to be one of my immaginary husbands.

      • another nina says:

        Oh, let’s talk about unconditional love!!! he can still be your imaginary husband – just slightly…um…wounded, and with a little…um…mommy-luggage…ahahahaha ;)

      • Eve says:


        No way, Jose. And stop being mean!!! *pouts*

        I swear this killed 98% of the crush I had on him. The 2% left isn’t enough to make me fantasize about him. I’ll just stare at him from a (very safe) distance.

      • another nina says:

        I seriously can’t stop giggling about your dearest chrissy ;) I can’t even properly harass twihards today, I ended up apologizing all over the thread today ;) who else is on your crash list? Let’s do away with the next one ;) …ahahahah

      • Eve says:

        My crushes can be found in The Avengers’s cast (minus the “Chrisses”, I guess — before it was only Hemsworth I wasn’t attracted to).

        But you should be nice and tell me one of YOUR crushes so I can get back at you some time in the future.

        Because I will…oh, yes I will.

        *tenting fingers à la Mr. Burns*

      • another nina says:

        Oh, that’s difficult – I can’t have a go on RDJ…And Jeremy Renner is not inspirational…

        I hold a sad-sad crash-less existence these days :( I’m serious unfortunately. I really need to think about it – my hubs is an actor, so I have no illusions anymore ;) I sort of liked for couple of months Patz, but mostly because he resembles my younger bro, and plus patz has a gift of answering my questions. Like I have a question after reading his interview, and he politely answers it in the next one. So, we have a bond ;) But he is so full of himself these days that I’m not sure that he would ever recover…
        I’m a sucker for hot guys, who are unexpectedly smart but there are very few in the industry…Can you point me towards someone interesting?

      • Eve says:

        Cillian Murphy — another one of my crushes. Strangely handsome, talented, smart and humble.

        But having a crush is such a personal thing…not long ago I realized, despite all the evidence that he’s a jerk, that I loved Dominic Cooper. *shrugs*

        Now I’m off!

      • another nina says:

        I’ll think about it and will come up with a list ;) Good talking to you. Bye now!

      • Eve says:

        That first story was taken down!!! It’s all lies. LIES. LIES!!!

        Or somebody’s PR team decided to do their job. And somebody should have used the word “allegedly” in her post. Ha!

        Now I’m really off!

      • the original liv says:

        hey eve, the first link isn’t working. out of curiosity, i googled it and some other site said that celebrity smack said that chris filled out a ‘script for goonrrhea. I can’t read the details, cause the link isn’t working, but chris is in prague filming snow piercer – so my question is, did the “source” say he picked up his meds in the states or in prague? just curious.

      • Eve says:

        @ original liv:

        That story was taken down (I said above). I guess they were threatened with a law suit because he’s actually named in that article — they (or the person who runs the site) didn’t even use the word “allegedly”.

        The last official news I read about him mentioned that he was filming “Snowpiercer” in Prague, with Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer (who taught him how to use Twitter).

        I don’t know if he was the whole time in Prague (which means the rumor is untrue) or if he came for a quick visit (they’re all allowed to travel at some point, even if they’re shooting a film). Apparently, the prescription was filled out in the US.

        But the following link explains better the whole situation (and doesn’t seem opportunistic):


  12. Alex'sMommy says:

    Actually I was thinking Chris Evans!

  13. Rue says:

    Oh, I agree Kaiser that Ryan Gosling or someone like that would be a good match for her. Isn’t he a Scorpio? And she’s a Cancer, perfect match!

    (I know too much!)

  14. sdgirl says:

    she needs to break out with real man…she is beautiful and pictures of her and Joe Manganiello would be so pretty.

  15. ToastedSkin says:

    i wouldnt mind seeing her with Baby Goose. She’s gorgeous. loved her in FNL.

  16. Kosmos says:

    She is sounding kind of desperate rather than taking her time to find the right person….her career isn’t much, so it sounds like she’s looking for someone with more clout to hang onto. Right, I don’t see how she could have dated Wilmer, gag, wow. Jake is a good guy, but I can see that she just wasn’t attracted enough. I’m not a fan of hers.