Minka Kelly was pictured looking casually gorgeous as she took her dog for a walk in LA on Thursday.
The Friday Night Lights star, 42, donned a white hoodie with pink trim, a matching pair of sweatpants as well as white sneakers for the outing.
The actress wore her brunette locks pulled back into a ponytail, and seemed to go makeup-free.
Meanwhile, her adorable four-legged companion rocked a green and white bandana around his neck.
The outing comes after Minka opened up about her traumatic and abusive childhood in her upcoming memoir, Tell Me Everything, in which she also discusses her past “toxic” relationship with Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch.
Casual: Minka Kelly was pictured looking casually adorable taking her dog for a walk in LA on Thursday, after she recently opened up about her abusive childhood in a new memoir
in obtained extracts The Daily BeastThe Euphoria actress said, “When my relationship with Taylor became toxic, I had no one to turn to.”
Minka notably portrayed the role of a cheerleader named Lyla, while Taylor also played her love interest on the show, high school football player Tim Riggins.
The actress explained that she and the actor have broken up and gotten back together “more times than[could]count”.
She added, “Life became very difficult both on and off set the more we were separated. We were young and had very few tools to deal with our emotions and personal grievances.
She also spoke emotionally about her involvement in an abusive relationship at the age of 17, and claimed that her boyfriend at the time forced her to make a sex tape, with the star subsequently becoming pregnant.
In excerpts from her diary, he got it Page sixdetailing how she moved in with her high school boyfriend and his family after her mother, Maureen—who died in 2008—left her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico to avoid a drug arrest.
Kelly, whose father is Rick DuFay, 71, an Aerosmith guitarist, grew up in a single-parent family, and previously said it wasn’t because her father wasn’t interested in raising her. She said: He wanted to try the family business. My mom was too busy having fun.
It’s all white: The star, 42, wore a white hoodie with pink trim, a matching pair of sweatpants plus white sneakers for the outing
Natural: The actress wore her brunette locks pulled back into a ponytail, and seemed to go makeup-free
Kelly said her boyfriend had already “insisted” on taking graphic photos of the pair – before getting a video camera and urging Minka to “perform more vicious scenes”.
She was shocked at the way she acted “like a little kid,” Kelly said upon watching the video, writing: “I didn’t even remember making the tape. I became a master at letting go of my body when things were uncomfortable.”
An ex-boyfriend allegedly tried to sell the video to the press years later, with Kelly saying she had to shell out $50,000 to buy back the movie.
She said her boyfriend wanted her to write his name in ink on her body and, fearing she would be kicked out of the house, agreed to get her lip imprint tattooed “on the side of her pubic mound”.
She wrote: “Little did I know I would spend the rest of my life explaining to new lovers what the sign was, and lying to everyone… I was ashamed to admit the truth, I was so dependent on a man ‘d let him label me as (if) I was a member of the NXIVM sect.
She claims her boyfriend repeatedly called her a ‘slut’ because of her dress sense and wanted her to have sex with her friend – when she refused, he had sex with her friend in front of her. The next day, Kelly discovers she is pregnant.
When her mother returned, Kelly said the couple went to Planned Parenthood as she agonized over the termination of the pregnancy.
Maureen suggested raising the child together, and Kelly wrote, “With what money? What house? What insurance? I couldn’t imagine bringing a child to what my mom brought me to. Of course not.”
Harrowing: Minka recounted her horrific and abusive childhood in her harrowing new autobiography, Tell Me Everything
A Troubled Relationship: In an excerpt from her memoir, obtained by Page Six, the star details how she moved in with her high school boyfriend and his family after her mother, Maureen — who died in 2008 — left their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico to avoid a possible drug bust.
Emotional: The Friday Night Lights actress has spoken out emotionally about her involvement in an abusive 17-year-old relationship, claiming her boyfriend forced her to make a sex tape, with the star later impregnating (pictured 2006 in Friday Night Lights)
IN PAST: Kylie also shared about her former “toxic” relationship with Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch, saying when the relationship turned toxic, she “had no one to turn to”
‘That was it.’ At that moment, I knew the right choice. Raising a child with my mother will only perpetuate this family trauma, which is another cycle added to many generations of pain. Wasn’t there enough damage already?;
She later had an abortion.
Kelly also reveals that her mother went to jail for a short time for transporting drugs to her boyfriend, David, by driving a car across the Mexican border.
Maureen and Kelly fly her to New Mexico to be with David, his family, and several girlfriends.
Kelly claims David punched and hit her with a wire after discovering she used his car without permission.
After the beating, she said, David told her that the beating “hurts me more than it does you.”
Kelly said that, wanting to tell her mother and David to “go out on their own,” Kelly finishes high school and moves to Los Angeles to be reunited with her father.
Kelly worked as a receptionist in a plastic surgeon’s office, but was fired after turning down a boob job as payment.
She worked as a surgeon’s assistant while modeling and taking acting classes, before landing her breakout role in Friday Night Lights in 2006.
Kelly also described how her mother moved in with her and her boyfriend, but refused to get out of bed and demanded $5,000, which got Kelly kicked out.
Close links now: Kelly, whose father was Rick DuFay, a guitarist for Aerosmith, grew up in a single-parent family, and previously said it wasn’t because her father wasn’t interested in raising her (pictured in 2007)
Kelly also revealed that her mom went to jail for a short time for transporting drugs to her boyfriend David by driving a car across the Mexican border (Photo of Kelly and mom Maureen together)
Kelly and her mother patched up their relationship, as the actress moved her to Austin, Texas, where the show was filmed, so she could take care of her while she was being treated for colon cancer.
Elsewhere in her memoir, Kelly revealed that she underwent IVF with an unnamed friend, with whom the star became pregnant but tragically miscarried.
She said she sometimes thinks her mother “should have had an abortion” because she wasn’t ready to be a mother.
Previously, Kelly was in a relationship with Trevor Noah, 39 years old. In May 2022, the couple separated after two years of on and off dating. She has been dating Imagine Dragons star Dan Reynolds, 35, since late 2022.
Minka Kelly: Tell Me Everything comes out on May 2nd