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Kate Upton’s Marriage Is Just Plain Weird

Kate Upton’s Marriage Is Just Plain Weird


Athletes and supermodels have been falling
in love since the beginning of time, so it was no surprise when rumors emerged that Sports
Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton was dating Major League Baseball pitcher Justin Verlander. But while they may have tied the knot with
a fairy-tale wedding, their marriage is still just plain weird. Upton and Verlander’s mad dash to the altar
is a bit tricky to chronicle, especially since they kept much of their on-and-off relationship
hush-hush. In fact, at one point it seemed like this
pair wouldn’t go the distance. In June 2013, Us Weekly reported that Upton
was all about Dancing with the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy. And when asked about their romance, Maks told
Us Weekly: “She’s an amazing person. […] We have an incredible time together,
and, you know, I definitely didn’t see that coming and I think neither did she.” Maks probably didn’t see their breakup coming,
either. Six months later, People magazine reported
that the couple were done-zo, and by January 2014, Kate was spotted watching a Flyers game
with her flame, Verlander. Now that they’ve tied the knot, let’s hope
all this secretive relationship fickleness is behind them. Most couples announce their engagements with
a flurry of phone calls to close friends and family and a cutesy post on social media – but
not Upton. The supermodel decided to just show up at
the 2016 Met Gala where she knew the rock on that all-important finger would be hard
to miss. “You’re accessorizing with a ring only we
know about, can you show us? Yes” A glowing Upton admitted that she had been
keeping the secret for a relatively long time already, telling E! News, “I’m really excited. He asked me right before season started so
we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while.” Making the reveal even more unusual: Upton
attended the Gala solo. Upton explained how hilariously awkward Verlander’s
proposal was, telling Jimmy Fallon, “He gets down on one knee and he pops open
the ring box. In my mind I was like, ‘Don’t look at the
ring. He’s going to think you’re materialistic.” But Upton’s efforts to play it cool completely
backfired because after she said “Yes,” Verlander asked her, “Did you not like the ring? You didn’t look at it once.” Us Weekly estimated the custom Anito Ko sparkler
packed about 8-carats, so if Upton didn’t care about diamonds before, she certainly
does now. She’s taken. I don’t have any complaints.” In 2016, Kate Upton was ticked off when her
then-fiancé didn’t win the 2016 American League Cy Young Award, which honors the best
pitcher in the league. According to E! News, Upton thought her man
deserved it, over Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, so she took to Twitter to write: “Hey MLB I thought I was the only person allowed
to f— Justin Verlander?!” After all that noise, Upton claims her hubby
wasn’t mad that she was fighting his battles for him. She said on Watch What Happens Live, “I think his first reaction was a little bit
surprised that I had already sent it, but overall he loved it.” It’s cool that Upton’s got Verlander’s back,
but we can’t help but wonder if her sour grapes did more harm than good. He failed to nab the award in 2017, too. Almost missing their wedding After leaving the Tigers and signing with
the Houston Astros, Verlander found himself on a winning squad that was inching closer
and closer to competing in the World Series. He and his future bride knew there was a remote
possibility that their November 2017 wedding date in Italy would be cutting it close if
the Astros made it to game seven of the series. And as it turned out, that’s exactly what
happened. The couple told Jimmy Fallon, “Everybody’s in Italy, everyone’s at the venue. We had an event that night and everyone’s
texting us like, ‘Your wedding’s so pretty, wish you were here.'” The Astros won game seven and took home the
title, and Upton and Verlander did, in fact, make to their wedding just in time. The couple welcomed their daughter Genevieve
Upton Verlander in 2018. But while it may be the cutest name ever,
the baby-naming process was pure drama for the parents-to-be. Upton confirmed that she and Verlander had
issues coming up with a name, telling Extra that even though they had already agreed on
“Genevieve” being Upton’s favorite, all heck broke loose after their daughter was delivered. Upton said, “It’s so high-pressure. It’s so high-pressure. We were going back and forth, even in the
hospital” “Justin had some real name-commitment issues.” Having left it up to her hubby to fill out
the official paperwork, we’re sure Upton was grateful Verlander went with her top choice. “It’s so special and it makes me fall in love
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27 comments found

  1. What may be weird to everyone…. makes perfect sense to them…🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤗… wish them a lifetime of happiness

  2. Why is it weird? Because you don't understand it? You're literally way on the outside looking in… you have NO idea what their marriage is like. Shame on you.

  3. I don't think anything was weird about their wedding. He's definitely a very lucky man to have such a beautiful companion for life & have the talent to be such a dominant starting pitcher on a winning MLB team. I wish nothing but happiness & good health.

  4. Ok NOW you’re reaching… lmao YOU GUYS ARE WEIRD LOL it seems like a fun place to work, do you have really good coffee and snacks? I’d love to stop by be a fly on the wall, so to speak. I HAVE to see the most imaginative people you are working!!! 🌟🌟🌟

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