Trevor Noah's new girlfriend? Six things to know about Minka Kelly [pics]

The Hollywood rumour mill is in overdrive this week, and Mzansi's favourite son is right in the middle of it. Trevor Noah has, allegedly, been dating Minka Kelly for the past few months – with insiders now claiming the pair are 'closer than ever'.



Trevor Noah 'has a new girlfriend' – and things may be getting serious


E Online claims that Noah has now moved in with the American, who has a dazzling string of acting credits to her name. Romance in the time of coronavirus is never going to be easy, but their relationship has reportedly blossomed during lockdown.


Some of you may be familiar with Minka Kelly, but others may only be learning about her for the first time. Either way, we're stoked for Trevor Noah – who seems to have found himself a keeper, here.

Who is Minka Kelly? Everything you need to know:

Early life and birth into rock royalty


Minka Kelly was born in LA in 1980 and raised in New Mexico. Her dad is probably cooler than yours too – she's the child of Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. She has worked in modeling and was once offered the chance to become a Playboy Playmate. The American national is of Dutch, Irish, and French heritage.

An impressive acting CV


She rose to prominence as Lyla Garrity in Friday Night Lights, and a string of high-profile TV roles have followed for Minka Kelly. Star turns in Charlie's Angels, Jane the Virgin, and Almost Human really put the actress on the map. She is perhaps best known for her current role in Titans, a TV adaptation from the DC comics universe. She's featured in several Hollywood films, including 500 Days of Summer and Just Go With It.


No pressure, Trevor Noah – but Esquire once named Kelly as 'the sexiest woman alive'


In 2011, Minka Kelly topped a poll that certified her as a household name. This wasn't the only accolade she won for her beauty either: Maxim Magazine has twice put her in their 'Hot 100'.

A passionate activist and civil rights advocate


The 40-year-old is putting her public profile to good use. With over 1.2 million followers combined on both her Instagram and Twitter pages, Kelly is championing the Black Lives Matter cause while also imploring young Americans to vote in this year's elections. She's also an ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

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Minka Kelly's view on relationships…


According to her IMDB page, Trevor Noah's new squeeze has a pretty comprehensive philosophy on relationships:

  1. "I think brutal honesty is extremely important. Don't be afraid of being up-front about your feelings and your life."

  2. "In any solid, good relationship, it takes a while to trust someone… I like someone who doesn't need approval or validation."[*]"I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin."


Trevor Noah follows some other high-profile relationships


Her dating history includes flings with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and an engagement to legendary New York Baseball star Derek Jeeter. But having replaced Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, our Trevor knows all about having some big shoes to fill…



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