Throughout, despite being one of the biggest names in all of sports, let alone the official BMOC of the Big Apple, he somehow remained free of any major scandals or anything else that could have tarnished the Yanks' beloved No. Of course, to have some of those things he would have to have been married in the first place. And Jeter, with utmost purpose, remained a bachelor during his playing days.
Photos Hot Baseball Players Not that he was a monk for two decades. Basically, Jeter was the face of the phrase "women want him and men want to be him. My number one priority was on the field. It's not like I've never gone out; I've done a lot of things. But I've always kept sight of my number one priority.
The Journey of Derek Jeter. I'd tell my family and friends, 'If you read something or hear something, don't tell me about it. So did staying quiet. As the face of the Yankees he was called upon to give sound bites about the game every night, questions he fielded as deftly as line drives—a few words here, a few there, never one of the guys known for outbursts or controversial comments.
He was all business, all the time. Because now everyone is a reporter. Everyone is a photographer. Someone can take a picture and make a story, which has happened plenty of times, and twist it and turn it anyway they want to.
You used to be able to go out I've been here since I was Jeter, for one, does not tweet. Hannah has an account, but she hasn't posted since May. Kobe Bryant announced his plan to retire from the Lakers on the site, and Lamar Odom recently penned a lengthy essay about his descent into drug abuse and his battle back from the abyss.
As a globe-trotting model herself since the age of 14, Hannah was familiar with the toll that a demanding schedule can take on a personal life. Luckily, she recalled, they met during the off-season and had a chance to spend real time together before he had to get back into game mode. Just as Derek had lived a whole life before he'd met me, I'd lived a whole life before I'd met Derek," Hannah said.
And I really, really love his family. They really taught me something special, because coming from an interracial background, you know, you had the same type of background exactly.