Derek Jeter went to bat for gal pal Hannah Davis on Monday night as controversy swirled around her daring Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

The Yankee legend, 40, played the supportive boyfriend to Davis, 24, as she celebrated with fellow SI babes at the Chelsea nightclub Marquee. “He was super-accommodating to her, asking if she wanted him to walk the carpet or just go inside,” a spy said.

Another source told Page Six, “He was supportive and doting to Hannah. After she finished doing press, she sat by his side all night, arm-in-arm.”

Davis’ cover shot — which shows her pulling her bikini bottom down dangerously low — has been called “pornographic” by critics, but the model has defended the photo, stating, “I think SI always tries to do something a little different every year.”

At the end of the night, Davis and Jeter parted ways when the SI girls left for an event in Nashville.

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This article originally appeared on the New York Post.

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