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Shock as Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly split -- Yankees legend was expected to marry Irish American actress

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Yankees legend Derek Jeter and Irish American actress Minka Kelly have split it has been reported.

They had been three years together and were expected to marry.

Justjared.com stated the split was friendly.

“The split was amicable,” sources told the site . “But they remain friends. They still really care for each other.”

Kelly's public relations person confirmed the split the site said.

Kelly, (31), is currently in Miami, filming a new version of Charlie's Angels. Jeter,(37), remains a linchpin of the Yankeees latest push for the World Series.

Jeter is of Irish extraction but so is the love of his life,

The actress voted Sexiest Woman alive by Esquire Magazine in 2010 was in Yankee Stadium to see her beau break the 3,000 hits mark.

Minka keeps a low profile despite her fame and manages to avoid much of the paparazzi nonsense. She first sprang to fame in 'Friday Nights Lights'

Minka Dumont Kelly is daughter of a dancer and actress Maureen Kelly who raised her alone.Her father was Rick Dufay who played with Aerosmith but played little role in her life.

Tragically her mother died of breast cancer in 2008.

Her mother was a Las Vegas dancer and a stripper and was extremely close to her.

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She remembers her mother waking her after a good night and going grocery shopping with her to a 24 hour store.

Jeter's Irish roots are through his mother, Dorothy Conner.

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