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Minka Kelly, Derek Jeter: Another athlete-entertainer couple is kaput

August 26, 2011 | 10:59 am

Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly are splitting up, proving once again that there are certain sure bets in sports. You can bet Kobe Bryant will snarl when his team plays poorly, Ron Artest will continue to make non-basketball headlines, and athlete-entertainer relationships will almost always crash and burn.

The Yankee and his former actress girlfriend join the likes of  Andy Roddick and Mandy Moore, Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson, Halle Berry and David Justice, Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, Chris Webber and Tyra Banks, Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow, Kobe Bryant and Brandy, Madonna and Dennis Rodman, Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, and Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields.

Last month, when Jeter became the first Yankee to reach 3,000 hits, Kelly was in a luxury suite, clapping and smiling. Now, according to People, they're amicably calling it quits. The 31-year-old Kelly is one of the stars of the upcoming "Charlie's Angels" TV revival.

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"They care about each other," an unnamed source told the magazine. "They're still friends."

Minka appeared in the HBO documentary "Derek Jeter 3K," which premiered last month.


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Photo: Minka Kelly, center, cheers for Derek Jeter. Credit: Nick Laham / Getty Images