So much for keeping things off the radar - New York Yankees superstar shortstop, Derek Jeter, and his actress girlfriend, Minka Kelly, have never even come out and admitted they're a couple. They rarely get photographed together and have never confirmed reports of an August engagement, but it's the worst kept secret in the colliding worlds of major league sports and their Hollywood love lives.
Add their reported wedding date and venue to the list of poorly-kept secrets, and by now the couple may have already tried to make alternate wedding arrangements in order to keep their privacy.
A New York Post reporter got down and dirty recently, posing as a bride-to-be attempting to book a wedding at Oheka Castle - the location of Kevin Jonas' wedding one month ago - in Huntington, New York for November 5, 2010.
The castle - the second-largest private residence in the United States - has hosted lavish parties for royalty, politicians, and celebs for close to 100 years, and is equipped to hold one wedding per day. Showing her a print-out of the castle's wedding schedule, Oheka's sales manager denied her request, stating that the hotel was completely booked that weekend, and Jeter's name was clearly visible.
The reporter asked if the venue would be willing to ask the booked weeding to move for a price, and the sales manager laughed and said their clients were usually so wealthy it wasn't an issue.
"I guess if it were Derek Jeter getting married, he really wouldn't care about my money," the reporter suggested, but the sales manager was quick on his feet.
"Oh, that's not Derek Jeter," he said. "We wouldn't use his real name if it were. When the Jonas brother got married here last month, we used a different name."
Source: NEW YORK POST
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