Derek Jeter And Minka Kelly End Three Year Relationship
Derek Jeter may have recently gotten his three thousandth hit, but he still hasn't found his future wife. The thirty-seven year old future Hall of Famer and his longtime girlfriend actress Minka Kelly have called it quits after three years. Extremely private and seemingly devoted, the pair was rarely photographed in public together, save her frequent appearances at Yankee games.
Just Jared first reported the separation early Friday morning, confirming the rumors through Kelly's representative. As always with these celebrity splits, sources close to the couple are saying there's no hostility or lingering bitterness, but I actually wouldn't be surprised if that was true in this case. Of course, there's always fallout from a relationship that lasted three years, but with Jeter's hectic baseball schedule and Kelly's upcoming role in the Charlie's Angels reboot, it seems entirely possible this may have been an issue of time more than personal problems.
Don't expect any grandiose public statement from Derek Jeter. He's about as professional an athlete as has ever existed. He's polite and often charming but completely unwilling to talk issues unrelated to baseball. If we're lucky, we'll get a two sentence confirmation and maybe one sentence of kind praise for his now ex-girlfriend.
Pop Blend would send out its condolences to both parties, but really, there's no way these two won't land on their feet. Kelly's stock has consistently risen in Hollywood over the past few years, she was awesome on Parenthood, and Jeter is still just as beloved as ever in New York. That's one of the many upshots of bringing so many World Series Titles to the city.