Minka Kelly Boyfriend, Dating, Husband, Is She Married?

By Sachindra Karki | Updated On: 04 Dec, 2019
Minka Kelly Boyfriend, Dating, Husband, Is She Married?

Minka Kelly is an American actress well known for her role as Lyla Garrity in drama-sports Friday Nights Lights(2006) and her portrayal in the crim-adventure Titans(2018) as Dawn Granger. She was also named the 'Sexiest Woman Alive' on 11 October 2010 by Esquire magazine.

After completing high school, Minka came back to Los Angeles to be with her father and study a surgical technician. She even worked as a surgeon's assistant and scrub tech. But, after her first acting class; she discovered her passion for acting and started pursuing a career in the film industry.

Is She Married?- Husband

Minka has had a handful of dating romances in the past, but none of them turned into a married relationship.

Her last known relationship was with Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams. Their relationship turned romantic when they started dating in January 2017. The news of their dating relationship was confirmed in July 2017.

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Unfortunately, the pair couldn't work it out and decided to split in January 2018.

Minka Kelly and her ex-boyfriend Jesse Williams (Source:

After her split with Jesse Williams, Minka was seen kissing a mysterious man during her dinner date in LA in February 2018. But, she never came forward to talk about the man in the media.

As of now, Minka fancies low-key lifestyle and rarely talks about her possible fling with any man.

Relationship- Engaged

Minka Kelly indeed has not reported of being married to anyone, but she was once engaged to a former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter. The two secretly got engaged in January 2010.

Minka and Derek had started dating back in the summer of 2008 and confirmed their relationship in October 2008. But, the pair broke up in August 2011. 

Even after their departure, they were seen together in 2012, hanging out in Paris. But, the sparkling rumors of them dating faded with the time.

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Dating History: Boyfriend

Minka has a long list of boyfriends in the past.

Initially, Minka started dating Donald Faison in 2004. They started dating after Donald’s split with his first wife Lisa Askey. However, their relationship lasted for a year and they broke up in 2005. After then, she had an on-off relationship with Chris Evans from 2007 and 2013. In the mid, Minka was shortly linked with John Mayer in 2007. 

Following her split from Chris, she was rumored to be dating actor Wilmer Valderrama for a brief moment in 2012. They were also seen together after Wilmer’s split with Demi Lovato in 2016 but Kelly denied the reports on them ever dating.

Family Background

Most of Minka's family members possess an artistic background. Her father Rick Dufay is an actor-composer, and a former guitarist of the acclaimed band Aerosmith. Similarly, her mother Maureen Kelly is an actress. Furthermore, her grandfather Richard Ney was also a famous actor back in his times.

Minka's grew up with her mother in New Mexico after her father abandoned them.

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Wiki-Age, Bio

Minka was born on 24 June 1980 in Los Angeles with the birth name Minka Dumont Kelly. She belongs to German, Irish, English, French, Scottish, Dutch, Austrian and Indonesian ancestries.

She completed her high school education from Valley High School, Albuquerque-New Mexico.

Talking about her height, she stands 1.65 meters (5 feet 5 inches) tall.