Derek Jeter’s Top 10 Girlfriends

Derek Jeter’s Top 10 Girlfriends


Derek Jeter is one of the most accomplished baseball players of All-time.

Drafted by the New York Yankees in 1992 straight from high school, Jeter made his Major League debut in 1995 at the age of 21. The following season, he earned the starting shortstop position, won Rookie of the Year honors and helped the Yankees win the 1996 World Series.

Jeter played his entire baseball career for the Yankees. He is their all-time careerleader in  in hits(3,465), doubles(544), games played (2,747), stolen bases (358), times on base (4,716), plate appearances (12,602) and at bats (11,195). He won five World Series titles, was named to 14-All-Star teams, won the Golden Glove Award and the Silver Slugger Award five times each and was the captain of the New York Yankees from 2003-2014.

Now retired, Jeter is the founder of The Players’ Tribune, one of the most popular media outlets today. He is also a minor owner of the Major League baseball team Miami Marlins and is the franchise’s Chief Executive Officer.

But just as colorful and accomplished as his baseball career is his personal life. Jeter is known to have enjoyed his bachelor life more than most men that ever stepped on the face of the planet. Yes, Jeter played the field pretty well and his field was indeed very pretty. Not only did Jeter have plenty of women in his life, he had relationships with some of the most popular and most beautiful women we’ve ever known.

In case you don’t know who they are, here is a list of the most popular relationships of Derek Jeter’s life. Take note, these are just the most popular ones and there are many more women who have been part of Jeter’s colorful life. You can check the internet, there are more and more reasons to envy Jeter the more.

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Mariah Carey


This woman needs no introduction, really. Mariah Carey rose to fame in the 1990’s as one of the music industry’s top divas. Carey was born on March 27, 1970 and is one of the most successful singers of all-time, having won five Grammy Awards, 11 American Music Awards ad 14 Billboard Music Awards. She is known by the Guiness Book of World Records as the “Songbird Supreme” for her five-octave vocal range and use of the whistle register.

Jeter and Carey dated for a year or so in 1998 and they hit it off instantly because of their superstar power and their mixed race heritage. They were a favorite of media and the paparazzi and later, that put a lot of pressure in their relationship and ultimately led to their breakup. Carey went on to marry and divorce music mogul Tommy Mottola from 1993-1998. She remarried in 2008, tying the knot TV host and rapper Nick Gannon but the two divorced in 2016.

Tyra Banks


Born on December 4, 1973, Tyra Banks is the first ever woman of  African American descent to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and GQ. Banks was one of America’s first super models and one of the most highest earning models in the 1990s and 2000’s. Banks is also an actress and TV personality. She is now more known as the host of America’s Next Top Model.

Banks and Jeter were reportedly an item in 1997 and then dating again sometime in 2001. However, Jeter denied he ever dated Tyra Banks and said the rumors started to circulate when he was photographed sitting next to her in the front row of a New York Knicks game at the Madison Square Garden in 1997. Jeter pointed out that he watched the game with his father (who was actually seated on Jeter’s right) and that he happened to be seated next to Tyra on the other side because they were both IMG clients. Banks has never talked about the issue and she has been dating photographer Eric Asia with whom she has a son, since 2013.

Jordana Brewster


Jordana Brewster started her show business career in the mid 90’s appearing in soap operas such as All of My Children and As the World Turns. Brewster got her big break when she was cast as Mia Toretto in the “Fast and Furious” franchise in 2001. She reprised the role in the sequels and went on to star in the TNT series Dallas from 2012-2014.

Born on April 26, 1980, Jordana had a “fast and furious” affair with the New York Yankees’ star from 2002-03. Like with Jeter’s many relationships, theirs was high profile and often the topic of rumors and a favorite of the paparazzi. However, like many of Jeter’s other relationships, this didn’t last long. Brewster went on to wed movie producer Andrew Form and the two have kids born in 2013 and 2016.

Scarlett Johansson


Scarlett Johansson is one of the most beautiful faces and famous actresses today. Born on November 22, 1984 in New York, Johansson is one of the world’s highest paid actresses. She became popular for her wok in the Horse Whisperer and Ghost World. Johansson also won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her part in the Broadway musical A View from the Bridge. We know her best for her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers movie and its sequels.

Jeter and Johansson were frequently spotted together in 2004. This hook-up reportedly happened during the time when Jeter and Vanessa Minnillo had one of their many breakups. Johansson would go on to deny any romance between her and Jeter but actions spoke louder than words. This was also a persistent rumor back in the day and as they say where there’s smoke, there is fire. Johansson was married to Ryan Reynolds from 2009-2011 and to french businessman Romain Dauriac (with whom she has a son) from 2014-2017 and was last linked to actor Sean Penn.

Jessica Alba


Jessica Alba rose to prominence for her role in the television series Dark Angel. Born on April 28, 1981, Alba began her show business career early when she was casted for a role in Camp Nowhere at the age of 13. She later became one of Hollywood’s most bankable leading ladies with here roles in Honey, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Little Fockers and Mechanic: Resurrection.

Like Jeter’s rumored fling with Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba reportedly entered the picture in 2004 when Jeter had an on and off relationship with Vanessa Minnillo. Alba reportedly became a designated hitter who well, hit it off well with Jeter. But since it was just a fling, it never developed into something serious and Alba went on to marry actor Cash Warren, whom she worked with in the movie Fantastic Four,  in 2008.

Vanessa Minnillo


Vanessa broke into the mainstream after becoming Miss Teen USA 1998. She became a TV personality, actress and model. Her notable works included being a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and being the host of MTV’s Total Request Live. We know here right now as Vanessa Lachey after she married former 98 Degrees band member and former Jessica Simpson husband Nick Lachey in 2011.

Minnillo was one of Jeter’s longest relationships. Although it was an on again and off again affair, the couple lasted for over three years from 2003 to 2006. For a while, we thought that Vanessa would be the girl that Jeter finally retired his bachelor life to. The two had an intense relationship, they broke up and made up and it appeared that not even trysts with Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba in between would break them apart. Well, we were wrong. Although they never cited the reason, they broke up and Minnillo went on to marry Lachey.

Adriana Lima


Raven-haired Adriana Lima is one of the longest tenured Victoria Secret models, having started doing runway shows with the iconic brand since the 1990’s. The Brazilian bombshell was once ranked by Forbes as the 4th highest paid model in the world. In 2017, she was named as the Most Valuable Victoria Secret Angel and is a spokeswoman for the beauty brand Maybelline.

Adriana reportedly dated Jeter for some months in 2006 and although that has never been made official, there are many close to both who can attest to the existence of their relationship. When their relationship was over, Lima went on to marry former NBA player Marko Jaric and the couple had two children. Their marriage didn’t work out though as they broke up in 2016 after seven years of marriage.

Jessica Biel


Jessica Biel began her career in musical productions before she got casted as Mary Camden in the television drama series 7th Heaven and became an instant celebrity. She has also appeared in movies like Blade:Trinity, Stealth, The A-Team and Total Recall. After relationships with Adam LaVorgna and Chris Evans, Biel settled down in 2012 after marrying pop star Justin Timberlake. The two are happily married with a son born in 2015. But in between all these was a fling with Derek Jeter.

This one was a confirmed relationship and it was confirmed by Jeter and Biel themselves in 2007. It was surprising but they looked good together and made a dashing pair. However, it was reported that the two didn’t have many things in common and this was more of attraction than anything else. That’s the reason why this never lasted long enough but hey, it was pretty while it lasted.

Minka Kelly


Minka Kelly is the only daughter of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Maureen Kelly. Although she did not pursue a music career like her famous dad, Minka ventured into show business. Kelly is popular for her roles in the television shows Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Charlie’s Angels and Almost Human. She is currently casted as Dawn Granger/Dove in the  DC television series Titans.

Kelly and Jeter had a long relationship that lasted from 2008-2012. When they announced their breakup after four years of a steady relationship, their fans were broken hearted as well. Many thought that Minka was finally the one for Jeter but it was not meant to be. Jeter had one more out before he finally left bachelorhood for good.

Hannah Davis


Hannah Davis started modeling during her teens but she caught the eye of the world when she appeared in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition several times including the cover in 2015. Born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hannah appeared in the campaigns of Ralph Lauren and Blue Label while walking their runway shows. She was also the face of Ralph Lauren fragrance Ralph Rocks. Hannah is also a model for Victoria Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, American Eagle and Levi’s.

After a long and storied bachelor life, Derek Jeter finally fulfilled his dream to settle down and tie the knot with Hannah Davis. The couple confirmed their engagement in November 2015 and they were married the following year in a private ceremony at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California.


Although the couple is separated by 16 years in age, they make a beautiful pair. Hannah gave birth to their first child Bella Raine Jeter in 2017. The couple just welcomed their second daughter Story Gray in January 2019.

Jeter was one of the best shortstops to ever play the game of baseball. His life also had many short stops while playing the game of single life. If you take a look at his long list of celebrity girlfriends- rumored and confirmed, he has more than enough to build a baseball team and that’s no joke.  Derek Jeter will always be one of the best players ever, not just in the baseball diamond but also in the game of life.

Shane Acedera has been writing online sports articles since 2003 but have been a writer and a blogger since high school. an office employee by day and a sports storyteller by night.

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