Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly have broken up. They spent three years together, dodged incessant engagement/marriage rumors, and celebrated two baseball landmarks: a World Series in 2009 and Jeter’s 3,000th hit earlier this year.
When Just Jared broke the breakup story early Friday morning, the first email from a Yankee fan read, “Wonder if it happened a month ago, and that’s why Jeter’s average has skyrockted.” Jeter, who labored through the first few months of the season in the worst slump of his Hall of Fame career, had three hits yesterday to boost his average to .299 (it was briefly over .300 during the game).
Minka Kelly has a new show coming out next month, Charlie’s Angels. It will probably be terrible. It certainly won’t be as impressive as her last show, Friday Night Lights. Did anyone see ‘The Roommate?’ I did not, but I might get it on netflix this weekend while I’m hiding from the hurricane.
[UPDATE: People Magazine reports that Kelly has been spending large amounts of time with her Charlie’s Angels co-star, Ramon Rodriguez. According to the magazine, “We have seen Minka and Ramon talking in his trailer way after hours, and often late into the night. They have been together long after they need to be for the show.”]