Minka Kelly Hinting at Derek Jeter Split Weeks Ago?
08/26/2011 AT 12:15 PM EDT
At the TCAs Aug. 7 – where Kelly, 31, was promoting her upcoming Charlie's Angels TV reboot – the actress seemed to foreshadow her split from Jeter, 37.
When asked to complete this sentence: "I don't need a man to …," Kelly was quick with her response.
"I don't need a man to validate me," she told PEOPLE.
She and Jeter dated for three years before their amicable split. "They care about each other," says another source. "They're still friends."
Reporting by MELODY CHIU