Is Minka Kelly Dating the Imagine Dragons Guy?

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It’s a great time to be the frontman of an indie-pop band that was huge in 2013. Following the news that Billie Eilish is dating the lead singer of the Neighborhood, another potential band boyfriend has entered the picture: Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, who appears to be romantically involved with Minka Kelly. According to several tabloids, Reynolds, whose most recent claim to fame is appearing on a red carpet with a blazer and no shirt, joined Kelly at Cafe Stella in L.A. for an astounding five-hour-long dinner over Thanksgiving weekend. What do you think they talked about? Tim Riggins versus Jason Street? The best way to roast a whole chicken? That Riverdale sex scene set to the Imagine Dragons song “Believer”?

After their marathon dinner (and presumably a brief leg-stretching session), Kelly and Reynolds were photographed in an SUV, where Reynolds gently tucked Kelly’s hair behind her ear while she drove. Apparently, nothing brings two people together like spending 300 straight minutes in a restaurant chair. Further evidence that these two are dating emerged Monday morning, when they were pictured holding hands on a walk in L.A.

At least one member of this potential couple is (sort of) on the rebound: Reynolds announced in September that he and his wife of ten years, fellow musician Aja Volkman, were separating. Kelly, meanwhile, was most recently dating Trevor Noah, an unexpected duo that ended sometime in the spring of 2021 after about a year together. Even though Kelly and Noah may have gone on a post-breakup vacation to St. Barts together, they did not spend five hours confabulating over French onion soup, at least as far as we know.

Is Minka Kelly Dating the Imagine Dragons Guy?