Not an actor or singer, but easily one of the biggest sports stars in the world and perhaps the sporting world's most endearing bachelor. When not involved in a relationship with a fellow bold-faced name, the New York Yankee handled his off-the-field playtime like a champ, leaving fellow athletes like Alex Rodriguez to make the more salacious headlines.
Jeter made headlines with Kelly, of course, whenever they were out on dates, or on vacation or when she was in the stands at a Yankees game. Yet somehow...they had a relatively low-key adventure together, so they were kindred spirits in that respect.
It wasn't shocking in hindsight when they broke up for good in 2011, as they were based in different states and Jeter's career was priority No. 1 (he put off even getting engaged to Hannah Davis until after he retired in 2014), but apparently Kelly was a little blindsided after they had maintained a steady off-and-back-on status for more than three years. But no muss, no fuss on the surface.
"They kept their relationship very, very quiet—there are no rumors of cheating, nothing," a source told E! News at the time. "And Minka is handling this the way she handles everything. She's a down-to-earth, real person, a sweetheart, and this took her by surprise."
She must have also found Jeter's eye-on-the-prize attitude to be most attractive, having told Men's Health in 2009, "A man has to be passionate about something. He has to be focused and genuine. He has to have drive. I really believe that our careers are our first loves. And I think a career should be as important for him as it is for me. And that we should be able to understand that we come second."
So breaking up with the 14-time All-Star didn't put her off of famous, ambitious guys, nor did her most high-profile relationship to date snap her streak of moving on with utmost discretion. It would've been her prerogative to give a big post-split, "I'm fine now!" interview, but that's not her style.