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Report: Derek Jeter, Hannah Davis split up, model allegedly dumped over her growing fame

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According to a story from Page Six, after less than one year of dating, New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter and sexy supermodel Hannah Davis have called it quits.

And they said it would last. Okay, not one single person probably believed that Jeter and Davis were in it for the long haul, especially given Jeter’s renowned status as a ladykiller of some repute. Not even when rumors — that were quickly refuted – swirled that the high-profile couple allegedly were going to get hitched after Davis was spotted sporting what some believed to be an engagement ring.

But perhaps the only shocking component of the alleged breakup was the rumored reason behind the split.

According to Page Six, Jeter put the kibosh on the romance because Davis was becoming to well-known for his liking.

Jeter appears to have an issue with his girlfriends becoming well-known — he and actress Minka Kelly split in 2011, after three years together, as her career began to take off with “The Roommate,” the filming of “Charlie’s Angels” and a racy shoot for GQ.

One source told us: “Derek likes to keep his relationships quiet. In the past, when his girlfriends become famous and start doing sexy shoots, that’s when they break up. Exactly the same thing happened with Minka and Vanessa Minnillo.”

Must be rough to be Derek Jeter. Sure, he’s loved and lost, but usually it is on his own terms, and it isn’t long before he has lined up the next hot piece of arm candy. And those are the ones that are known, as there is little doubt there are many, many more gorgeous ladies who have been the recipient of the rumored parting gifts Jeter is believed to bestow upon his conquests.

Still, there is little doubt that Davis’ star was rising. And rapidly. Just last week, some photos and video was released touting the gorgeous supermodel’s upcoming appearance in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

But wait. There’s more. Apparently — at least according to a different Page Six source — Jeter and Davis haven’t been an item for months.

Another source said, “Derek and Hannah broke up a few months ago. She wasn’t at his Celebrity Golf Classic last month. He is in Tampa and is completely focused on being fit and ready for the upcoming baseball season.”

Although the timing of the split remains somewhat suspect in light of a photo that surfaced of Davis hanging out with who is believed to be Jeter’s sister over Super Bowl weekend. Jeter allegedly was back in Florida.

Jeter, 39, stayed in Florida for Super Bowl weekend, while Davis, 23, was spotted at Friday’s Men’s Fitness/Shape Super Bowl Party and Saturday’s DirecTV events including their Celebrity Beach Bowl and Saturday night party with a performance by Jay Z and Beyoncé. At both, we’re told, “Hannah looked sensational. She was with friends, she definitely wasn’t with a date.”

In the end, Davis simply is yet another stunning notch on Jeter’s belt. Mariano Rivera, Jeter’s longtime teammate, joked during the holiday season that the ideal gift for Jeter was a life-size female doll “so he would have a wife.” It certainly hasn’t reached that point yet, but this most recent breakup certainly indicates that the Captain isn’t planning on settling down anytime soon.

Jeter has been spotted honing his game before Spring Training kicks off after an injury-plagued 2013 campaign by engaging in some batting practice. That’s probably not the only swinging — in a word — that Jeter will be doing this season now that he’s newly single. Allegedly.

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