New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, but a new report may reveal how the baseball star manages to keep his infamous love life out of the tabloids.
In addition to his New York City apartment, Jeter maintains a 30,875-square-foot mansion in Tampa, Fla., the New York Post’s Page Six reports. Local residents have reportedly dubbed the palatial estate “St. Jetersburg,” while visitors are expected to adhere to Jeter’s strict emphasis on privacy.
A source told Page Six that the Yankees star reportedly enforces a “no camera or phones” policy for visitors. “He points and says, ‘Phones go there,’ so no one can take pictures inside his house,” the source said.
For Jeter, the policy makes sense, especially given his propensity to date the world’s most beautiful and famous women. The 37-year-old has been linked to Minka Kelly, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson and several other celebrities, but details on each of those relationships were scant, and he managed to maintain a spotless reputation in the process.
This is hardly the first time that a quirk associated with Jeter’s personal life was fodder for public speculation. In November, a viral Reddit thread entitled “Former groupies of Reddit” produced several unconfirmed anecdotes regarding the shortstop’s habits. More than one of these posts claimed that Jeter repeatedly says “Yeah Jeets” during sexual encounters.
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In 2011, the Post talked to a source who said that the future Hall of Famer leaves gift baskets for women after bedding them. “Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in the car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball,” the source said.