Minka Kelly (PICS): Derek Jeter Appreciates My Good Manners

Actress Minka Kelly and her boyfriend, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees on Sept. 4, 2010, in Queens, N.Y. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Along with her good looks, what's the one thing New York Yankees star Derek Jetter appreciates about his girlfriend Minka Kelly?

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The former "Friday Night Lights" actress and newly crowned "sexiest woman alive" believes it's her impeccable manners.

"My boyfriend noticed that about me, too," she said in Esquire magazine when the interviewer noticed she went out of her way to say 'thank you' to a restaurant server. "He's the same way, and he said it was a good way to judge someone's character."

Kelly, 30, and Jeter, 36, began dating in 2008 and according to published reports, the couple are looking to settle down together.

Earlier this year, Jeter's hometown paper, The New York Post, reported that the two are planning a November wedding in Long Island. 

While an NBC sports blog claims the report is just a rumor and the wedding is actually planned for Jeter's sister, an inside source confirmed to Sports Illustrated that the wedding rumors are indeed true.