Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly
Paul Hawthorne/Startraks; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
10/29/2010 AT 04:00 PM EDT
celebrated being named Sexiest Woman Alive
at an Esquire
magazine bash at New York's Gansevoort on Park Avenue, and she had her New York Yankees beau Derek Jeter
supporting her all night. "They sat across from each other," an onlooker says, adding, "they had this amazing connection with each other." At one point, Kelly kneeled down next to Jeter at the table so they could take a shot together. The couple also kept requesting rap music from the deejay.