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    Who Is Kate Upton’s Husband, Justin Verlander?

    Kate Upton is a well-known model who has found success as an actress too. She rose to prominence through her appearance in ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.’ She then bagged opportunities for other magazine covers. The model further ended up doing movies like ‘The Layover‘, ‘The Other Woman‘ etc. No matter how much fame Kate has acquired over the years, 2012 will be the closest to her heart as she had her career breakthrough that year and also met the love of her life, Justin Verlander.

    Kate’s husband Justin is a famous baseball pitcher. The duo got married in the year 2017. But very few people actually know about how the sportsman swept the model off her feet and made her fall in love with him.

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    Who is Justin Verlander?

    Justin Verlander is an American baseball pitcher who plays for the New York Mets. Justin has been a part of MLB i.e. Major League Baseball for a long time now. Prior to the Mets, he played for Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros. The main reason behind Justin’s bright career is his practice. At a very young age, he was sent to the Richmond Baseball Academy by his father.

    According to reports, Justin’s velocity was at a good mark immediately after joining the academy. College enhanced his natural talent and he played for his college team for three consecutive years. During the same, he broke several records, some of which were his own, and established his name in the game. In 2003, Verlander became a member of the US national baseball team. He helped them win a silver medal at the Pan American Games.

    Verlander was selected second overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2004 Major League Baseball draught. He was also named Male Athlete of the Year by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association. Having achieved so many milestones in his life, Verlander’s pitching style is still unique. He is able to hurl his fastball at speeds in the upper 90s even in the later innings of games.

    The sole reason behind the same is his remarkable ability to “add” and “subtract” from the velocity of his fastball. He also possesses a superpower wherein he can do it at any moment throughout the game. This talent has earned Verlander a reputation as an exceptional pitcher.

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    How Did Justin And Kate Upton Meet?

    Justin Verlander and Kate Upton have an interesting love story. The duo met in 2012 at a video game commercial. Kate never imagined that she was filming an MLB 2K12 commercial with her future husband. However, the setting turned out to be the matchmaker. Kate and Justin went to St. Thomas to celebrate the New Year 2013. However, in the same year, Upton was dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

    But as they say, ‘Destiny has its own plans’, Kate and Maksim broke up. In January 2014, Kate and Justin were spotted again getting cozy with each other. The model was awarded the trophy for ‘People’s Sexiest Woman‘ at the first-ever People Magazine Awards, where she also gave a humorous statement and acknowledged her boyfriend, Verlander. She said, “Um, you’re welcome, Justin.”

    Before the start of the 2016 baseball season, Verlander quietly big popped the question to Upton. Subsequently, the couple had their wedding in Tuscany, Italy, only a few days after Verlander and the Houston Astros won the World Series.

    Kate Upton chose a timeless white lace long-sleeved Valentino gown for the occasion, which took place in a more personal setting outside. The couple tied the knot on November 4th, 2017. Almost after a year, Justin and Kate welcomed their baby girl Genevieve Upton Verlander.

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