Happily ever after? Minka Kelly had a “huge crush” on Trevor Noah “for years” ahead of the pair’s romance, a source exclusively tells Life & Style. 

The longtime model, 40, and the Daily Show host, 36, met through “mutual friends” who told Trevor about “Minka’s interest” and he “reached out,” the insider believes. “They’re definitely serious and into each other.”

Prior to her relationship with Trevor, Minka has been romantically linked to Clueless actor Donald Faison, Captain America star Chris Evans, singer John Mayer and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams. Additionally, the Los Angeles native was involved with retired professional baseball player Derek Jeter from 2008 to 2011. “She’s dated a lot of guys, but has never found Mr. Right,” notes the source. 

For Trevor’s part, the South African comedian “quietly broke it off” with his girlfriend of four years, Jordyn Taylor, in early 2019. According to the insider, the couple’s split “had nothing to do” with Minka. “They just grew apart.” 

While the actress’ love life has previously made headlines , Trevor is “super private,” says the source. “Don’t look for him to confirm anything, but his friends say he’s in love and that the feelings are mutual.” Over the years, Minka has also stayed pretty tight-lipped about her relationships.

Following her sudden breakup from Derek, 36, neither party offered an explanation. However, the Roommate alum did throw a little shade her ex’s way during a February 2011 interview with GQ magazine. “I promise you, I’m not getting married in the next month,” Minka revealed to the publication.

Considering Minka has never shared a photo of one of her boyfriends on social media and Trevor’s Instagram is primarily used to promote The Daily Show, it’s unlikely fans will get to see any loved-up selfies anytime soon. Moreover, due to the coronavirus pandemic, A-list events and awards shows are nixing red carpets. 

Even so, “Minka has finally found her Prince Charming” in Noah, the insider assured. “They’re a perfect match and make a great looking couple.”