Derek Jeter’s Girlfriends, From Mariah Carey and Minka Kelly to Wife Hannah Davis

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Derek Jeter is one of the most successful baseball players to have ever played in the MLB. But, during his time on the New York Yankees, he was also known for being one of the most eligible—and sought-after—bachelors around. As such, Derek Jeter’s girlfriend lineup is filled with beautiful and interesting women.

The former Yankee is currently happily married with children—but it was quite a journey to get there. From high-profile relationships to high-profile breakups, Jeter went through them all in the public eye. However, as he has been off the market for some time now, you may not remember some of the exes Jeter left in his wake.

Here is everything you want to know about Derek Jeter’s girlfriends and dating history.

How many girlfriends did Derek Jeter have?

We cannot know for sure the exact number of women that Jeter has dated in his life—that information is probably known by the former shortstop alone. But considering he was drafted by the Yankees straight out of high school, we probably do know a good amount of the women Jeter has been linked to in his lifetime. There are around 16 women that Jeter has been rumored to be romantically linked to in his time in the public eye. However, whether they were all relationship official is not known.

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Who are Derek Jeter's ex-girlfriends?

During his time on the singles market, Jeter dated a variety of famous women. The women he dated tended to be actresses, models and other women in the public eye. They also tended to be young and traditionally beautiful by societal standards.

What celebrities did Derek Jeter date?

Hoo boy, now this is a long list. Derek Jeter has been linked to:

Lara Dutta

Adriana Lima

Jessica Biel

Jessica Alba

Vida Guerra

Tyra Banks

Gabrielle Union

Bridget Hall

Jordana Brewster

Scarlett Johansson

Rachel Uchitel

Vanessa Lachey (neé Minnillo)

Joy Enriquez

Mariah Carey

Minka Kelly

... and finally his wife, Hannah Davis—aka Hannah Jeter. However, we cannot confirm whether Jeter did in fact date all of the women the press has romantically linked him to over the years.

Did Derek Jeter date JLo?

It would appear that Derek Jeter and Jennifer Lopez have never been romantically linked, at least not publicly anyway. However, Lopez did have a long term relationship with Jeter’s former teammate and longtime rival Alex Rodriguez, lasting from 2017 to 2021—the pair even got engaged in 2019 before calling it quits two years later.

Did Derek Jeter date Madonna?

Derek Jeter also does not appear to have dated Madonna (that we know of). However, like Lopez, the Material Girl also has been linked to Jeter’s former teammate Alex Rodriguez, but in a much more scandalous way as they were both married to other people when their relationship was first rumored to have begun.

Did Derek Jeter date Jessica Biel?

Now, this is one relationship that appears to have some credence to it. Derek Jeter and Jessica Biel are said to have dated from November 2006 to January 2007. The pair was spotted out together several times after Biel and former boyfriend Chris Evans broke up in 2006. However, the relationship does not appear to have lasted long and Biel moved on to now-husband Justin Timberlake.

Did Derek Jeter and Jessica Alba date?

It appears Jeter may have been trying to be the envy of many people’s dreams by dating both of the sought-after Jessicas of the time. Derek Jeter is rumored to have had a romantic fling with Jessica Alba in July of 2004. However, it is important to note that there is no hard evidence of this relationship as the two have never confirmed it and were never publicly seen together.

Did Derek Jeter date Mariah Carey?

This here is a bonafide confirmed relationship! Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey did date for about a year, from around 1997 to 1998—while Carey was still married to controlling former husband and music executive Tommy Mottola. Carey told Oprah recently in 2020 that dating Jeter was actually the “catalyst” for her decision to end her unhappy marriage.

Mariah Carey watches the game between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics on <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:April;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">April</a> 12, 1998, during her romance with Derek Jeter.<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:STAN HONDA/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">STAN HONDA/Getty Images</a></p>

Did Derek Jeter date Vanessa Lachey?

Derek Jeter and Vanessa Lachey, back when she was Vanessa Minnillo, did indeed date — and for kind of a long time given Hollywood standards! Jeter and Lachey were in an on-and-off relationship from 2003 until 2006. After their final breakup, Lachey began dating her future husband, Nick Lachey, that same year… Hmmm… We’re seeing a pattern here.

Vanessa Minnillo and Derek Jeter attend the Jorge Posada Foundation Gala on May 8, 2006, at Cipriani's Wall Street in New York City.<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jason Kempin/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Jason Kempin/Getty Images</a></p>

Did Derek Jeter date Scarlett Johansson?

Apparently 2004 was a big year in the romantic life of Derek Jeter! Back in 2004, Jeter and Scarlett Johansson were rumored to be an item, having been spotted out together several times. However, neither has ever confirmed the connection.

How long were Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter together?

Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly were in a bonafide relationship for three years before breaking up in 2011. E! News wrote about how the breakup fit a pattern for Jeter—ending things with his partner when she begins to hit it big. Yikes!

The way they were! Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter watch as Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays against James Blake of the United States during theU.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 4, 2010, in the Flushing, Queens.<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chris McGrath/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chris McGrath/Getty Images</a></p>

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Who did Derek Jeter date before he got married?

Derek Jeter was dating actress Minka Kelly for three years, from 2008 to 2011. When the two broke up, Jeter met and started dating his future wife, Hannah Davis, in 2012. The pair married in 2016.

Who is Derek Jeter married to now?

Derek Jeter is married to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015 cover model Hannah Jeter, formerly Hannah Davis. Davis is an American model in addition to being a television host. In addition to Sports Illustrated (for which she has appeared in five editions of the swimsuit issue), she has modeled for Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi’s. She has appeared in ads for DirecTV and was the host of Product Runway: Junior from 2015 to 2017. She also had a bit role in the 2015 remake of Vacation. The two have a sizable age gap between them, with the athlete 16 years her senior.

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Derek Jeter poses with his Wife Hannah Davis during the <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:retirement;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">retirement</a> ceremony of his number 2 jersey at Yankee Stadium on May 14, 2017, in the Bronx.<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Al Bello/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Al Bello/Getty Images</a></p>

Is Derek Jeter still married?

As of 2022, Derek Jeter is still married to his wife, Hannah Jeter.

Does Derek Jeter have kids?

Derek Jeter has three kids with his wife, Hannah Jeter.

How many children do Derek and Hannah Jeter have?

Derek and Hannah Jeter have three daughters, with the youngest, River Rose, born at the end of 2021. The couple’s other two daughters Bella Raine and Story Grey were 4 and 2 and a half respectively when River was born. We hope Jeter has girl dad energy!

How did Derek meet Hannah?

Derek and Hannah met in 2012 in New York through a mutual friend who introduced the two when the model was having dinner with her mother. At the time, she didn’t even know who the baseball legend was! She wrote about the meeting in a blog post on her husband’s media site, The Players’ Tribune. “Derek and I met during the off-season, and I think that was a lucky break. It let us spend some time together away from New York. I didn’t have any preconceptions about who he was, and I didn’t need much more to go on than this: I had met the nicest guy, and I wanted to get to know him on my own terms. Not Google’s.”

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