Kate Upton Announces Engagement To MLB Pitcher Justin Verlander At The Met Gala


Model Kate Upton, 23, wore more than just a sparkling gown to the Met Gala Monday night. While walking the red carpet she donned a single ring. When asked by E! Correspondent Cat Sadler she confirmed that it was her engagement ring.

“He asked me right before season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down-low for quite a while so I’m excited to finally be able to share it with the world.”

The “He” she’s referencing is Detroit Tigers’ RH pitcher Justin Verlander, 33. Verlander was part of the 2006 World Series team for the Tigers. He also won Rookie of the Year. That makes him family in Michigan. That no doubt helped their connection as Upton is a Michigan native.

Upton is most known as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model. She was also part of the group of celebrities that had their nude pictures hacked.

She began dating Verlander in late 2011. Verlander recalls the day he met Upton. He posted a picture of that day on his Instagram.

#tbt the day I met the most amazing person ever!….. @davidprice14 haha jk @kateupton #getoutofmywayjay

A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on

The two haven’t made any wedding plans yet. When asked Upton responded, “…nothing yet. We’re just enjoying the engagement period.”

Congratulations to the couple.