New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and his girlfriend, actress Minka Kelly, watch James Blake USA being beaten by Novak Djokovic SRB in 3 sets at the US Open 2010. The couple looked to be enjoying each other's company at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens, New York. (Pacific Coast News)more pics Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter (Pacific Coast News)Minka Kelly and baseball star Derek Jeter are dunzo after three years together, the actress' rep confirmed to People magazine last night. Apparently the couple have been broken up for a while now.
And, it's possible the star hinted about the split while making rounds to promote her new TV reboot of Charlie's Angels this summer. She was asked to complete this sentence in an interview: "I don't need a man to …," and she responded with, "I don't need a man to validate me." Hm.
Whatever the cause for the breakup was, a source says they're keeping it friendly. "They care about each other and it was amicable," says an insider. "They're still friends."
We easily see this being an "our schedules got in the way," or "the distance was too much" kind of split. After all, Jeter is constantly training and traveling with the Yankees (Kelly watched him get his 3,000th hit this summer), while she is busy filming the upcoming Charlie's Angels TV reboot.
While these two have never been forthcoming with details about their relationship, there weren't any indications that there was trouble in paradise. In fact, the couple most recently dodged another round of engagement rumors. They also joked about the actress' lack of baseball knowledge not long ago. Perhaps that was the problem.
Kelly and Jeter began dating in May 2008 and each have a long list of high-profile exes. The Yankees stud has been linked to no shortage of beautiful women over the years, including Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Adriana Lima, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and more. John Mayer, Chris Evans, and Donald Faison have reportedly dated the brunette actress.
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