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Full NameMaureen Dumont Kelly
First NameMaureen
Middle NameDumont
Last NameKelly
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CityWhittier, California
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseRicky Dufay
No Of Children1
Height180 cm
Date of BirthDecember 20,1956
Age67 years

Maureen Dumont Kelly was famous as a celebrity mother. She was the mother of an American-born actress and model, Minka Kelly

Kelly was an exotic dancer. She had a minor role in films like Hell Squad, Thirtysomething, and Roseanne.

She was married to a former Aerosmith Guitarist 

Kelly was married to a former Aerosmith guitarist, Rick Dufay. The exact date of their marriage is not known. 

From their union, they gave birth to their only child Minka Kelly in 1980. However, the couple got divorced in 2008

Following her divorce, Kelly moved to a variety of places doing odd jobs before finally settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico

At the time, Minka was in junior high school.

Maureen Dumont Kelly with her daughter Minka Kelly
Maureen Dumont Kelly with her daughter Minka Kelly. Source: Instagram

Her relationship with her daughter was complicated

She had a complicated relationship with her daughter, although she raised her daughter as a single mother. 

During an interview with US Cosmopolitan back in 2011, Minka described her relationship with her mother. 

According to her, her mother chose to raise her as a single parent. It was not that her father didn't want to take responsibility. 

He wanted to try to do family things, but it was her mom who was always busy having fun, she said.

Maureen Dumont Kelly daughter Minka Kelly bond with her father has always been special
Maureen Dumont Kelly daughter Minka Kelly bond with her father has always been special. Source: Instagram

As a single mom, she did a variety of jobs that included working at a petrol station, at a restaurant, and as a striper. 

Recalling her early days, she said that her mother would wake her up in the middle of the night after coming from the strip club and take her to the supermarket for shopping and that she would want her to skip school every Friday so that they could go shopping. 

Minka described her relationship with her mother to be complicated. 

Kelly died of Colon cancer in December 2008 at the age of 51, which, according to Minka, was detectable because she didn't pay attention to her body. 

When she was on her deathbed, her daughter was by her side, whatever may be the differences between them. 

Minka said she was holding her mother's hand by the time she passed. She was happy that she was with her until her last breath and that they had made it.

Who is her daughter currently dating?

Her daughter is currently dating Dragon's frontman Dan Reynolds following his separation from his ex-wife Aja Volkman in 2022

They are not hiding it, as they have been spotted together almost everywhere. Back in December, they were spotted spending quality time at Disney Land.

Maureen Dumont Kelly daughter Minka Kelly is currently dating Dan Reynolds following his separation with his wife in 2022
Maureen Dumont Kelly daughter Minka Kelly is currently dating Dan Reynolds following his separation with his wife in 2022. Source: Instagram

Before that, Minka was in a relationship with a comedian, and The Daily Show Host, Trever Noah

They first sparked dating rumors in August 2020 after a source confirmed to People that they were in a serious relationship. 

Things appeared to be more serious after she moved in with Noah in his $27.5 million Bel Air house that he purchased in late 2020

After going on and off with their relationship, they finally called it quits in May 2022, as confirmed by People

Besides that, Minka dated actor Brian White from 2003 to 2004. She dated actor Donald Faison following his divorce from Lisa Askey in 2005

She dated him for two years. She also dated actor Chris Evans in 2007 but lasted for just a year. 

After future "Captain America star" Chris Evans, she went on to date singer-songwriter John Mayer, businessman Derek Jeter, actor Wilmer Valderrama, actor Josh Radnor, and Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams.

Minka opened up about her turbulent childhood and her relationship with her mother in her new memoir 

Minka Kelly, in her new memoir ”Tell me everything,” opened up about her turbulent childhood and what it was like growing up as a daughter of a single mother who worked as a stripper. 

She, while discussing her memoir with People, said that the book is about her most formative, most painful, and the moments of her life that really formed her and the moments in her life that she really had to do a lot of work to heal from. 

She felt the book could benefit someone else that might see themselves in the scenario and not feel shame about it in the way she did for a very long time. 

According to her, she had had deep insecurities about the level of schooling growing up in Albuquerque as she skipped school all the time and not being able to go college, due to which she surrounded herself with people smarter than her, which was humiliating.

Describing her childhood as being colorful at the same time, chaotic, unstable, inconsistent, unpredictable, and hard, she said she knew at an early age that her life was different from others. 

Growing up, she wished her mother to be like other moms. 

But also the best part of having her was she was her best friend, and the fun part was going shopping at 2 in the morning if she made enough money that night. 

Because she got to appreciate that, only when she got much older, she felt the urge to share her story. 

“There are a lot of women who have a complex relationship with their mothers like her and maybe wish that they were something they are not, and if you sort of go a little deeper, you can see what’s beautiful in them, the humanness and what’s broken in them and how they have been hurt” she added.

Minka and Kelly were not on talking terms by the time she got sick because Minka didn’t want to burden her anymore. 

She was mad at her for being irresponsible and not taking good care of herself. It was hard for her to accept that she was leaving this world. 

It was after her mom got sick that she started going to therapy, and her dad helped her a lot in the process, for which she is thankful. 

Before, she used to get angry at him for not being present in her early life, but she is very thankful her dad is with her now, she expressed.

Minka witnessed her mother starting to crumble in shame and regret and pain when she was already in so much of all those things, so she realized that she needed to forgive her and love her and take care of her. 

She didn’t get to spend her mother’s favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, together for the last time, which according to her, is one of her biggest regrets because she denied saying she would see her next year even after knowing her next year was not going to come. 

It still breaks her heart, she said.

Net Worth 

Since she is no more in this world, we have the net worth of her celebrity daughter Minka Teller.

Minka has amassed a lavishing net worth of $5 million from her successful career.


  1. She was born on the 20th of December, 1956, in Whittier, California.

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