Former New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter knows exactly how to avoid drama and stay out of the spotlight. Derek is also known to guard his privacy to avoid becoming tabloid news.
In 2011, Ian O’Connor, columnist and senior writer for ESPN, opened up on exactly how Jeter manages to keep details of his private life secure. In his book “The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter”, Ian O’Connor detailed Jeter’s strict rules for house parties.
Referring to one of the Jeters’ house parties, Ian wrote:
“He politely asked his guests to remove any cell phones or cameras they were carrying and place them on a table, explaining that he wanted to protect his privacy.”
Apparently Derek has a no-phone policy at home. O’Connor said as soon as the guests arrived, Derek said, “The phones go over there,” so no one can take pictures inside his house.
“Derek Jeter reportedly enforces a strict ‘No Camera or Phone’ policy at the Florida mansion ‘St. Jetersburg’.” -NSN
The positive aspect of such a strict rule is that Derek has authority over what is published rather than the media preparing a twisted story.
Before 2022, Derek Jeter used to announce his life milestones through ‘The Players’ Tribune’
Before 2022, Derek Jeter was not on social media platforms. All major updates in his life have been posted through “The Players’ Tribune”, a media platform founded by Jeter in 2014. In May 2022, he finally joined Instagram and Twitter.
From announcing his engagement to Hannah Davis in 2014 to sharing news of his newborn babies, everything has been updated via ‘The Players’ Tribune’.
“Former ‘Numbah Two’ Yankees Derek Jeter now has baby #2 with his wife, Hannah, according to a tweet from Derek’s website, The Players’ Tribune.” – USA Today
Although Derek is now on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, his updates are carefully chosen. His posts and tweets focus on promotional content, except for a few.
“A great night in New York for the premiere of The Captain. Thanks to everyone involved and Tribeca! And congratulations to @ravishingrandyrude and his team.” – To throw
Recently, Jeter posted a clip of her daughters applying nail polish to her fingers. The candid post was a breath of fresh air amid his promotional material.
Appearing cynical, Derek captioned the post, “HELP!”
In another post, Derek shared a childhood photo with his IG family.
“Tonight we start over from the beginning” – Jeter
It’s great to see Derek finally open up and share glimpses of his life with his fans.