Kate Upton and MLB player Justin Verlander attend the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
6:06 PM 03/22/2018
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander opened up about being married to super model Kate Upton Thursday in an interview with Fox News.
“We met back when I was involved in a video game shoot, MLB 2K12,” Verlander shared. “Honestly, the relationship just blossomed over the years. We were friends for a long time and then we finally decided–let’s give this a shot.”
Verlander also explained that despite the fact that his wife is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, the attraction wasn’t just physical. While he couldn’t exactly explain the moment he realized she was “the one,” the connection was there from the start.
“The attraction was many of the similarities we share together, and that became evident the more we were with one another,” the Astros player explained.
The two tied the knot last year in Italy in November, just days after Verlander’s team won the World Series. And even as the countdown to the big day was right around the corner, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model found her way to Los Angeles to be there for the big moment.
Verlander shared that being there to support each other is another thing they have in common.
“I have been to some of her shows, but our schedules are so tough,” the pitcher shared. “On my off-season, I try to get out and support her when I can.”