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Derek Jeter & Minka Kelly Split

Submitted by on August 27, 2011 – 11:17 amOne Comment
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Ladies, time to put on your A-game because everyone’s favorite Yankee is once again a single man!! According to several media outlets, Derek Jeter and girlfriend of three years, actress Minka Kelly, have split. Reportedly, the breakup came as a surprise to some of the couple’s close friends, while others in their circle say it’s been on the verge of happening for weeks. A source told Page Six:

“They didn’t want anyone to know they were breaking up until they had talked it all through. Their friends are shocked. But it seems to have happened in an amicable way. They aren’t saying bad things about each other. There was no huge drama. He’s under a lot of pressure with the Yankees, is married to the team, and she is working hard on a big TV show.”

Another source said:

“They separated a couple of weeks ago. This has been hard. Like any relationship, breaking up is not easy. They were often apart because of work. They never lived together and were never formally engaged. She’s shooting in Miami and lives in LA, but she’s barely ever there.”

It is being reported that Minka, who’s currently shooting the TV remake of the Charlie’s Angels series, has established a “growing late-night friendship” with her co-star Ramon Rodriguez (in other words, she’s about to make dude her rebound man). A set insider told PEOPLE:

“We have seen Minka and Ramon talking in his trailer way after hours, and often late into the night.”

Minka joins a long list of celebrity girlfriends, which includes pop diva Mariah Carey, actress Jordana Brewster, television personality Vanessa Minillo, and actress Jessica Biel, that didn’t make the cut for the Yankees’ team captain. Maybe a regular girl would be a better fit, Derek…I know several who would be willing to step up to the plate (pun totally intended).

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