Over the past three years, Verlander, 33, and Upton, 23, have ridden an emotional roller-coaster of creating a modern relationship in the public eye. They united, Verlander proposed and they broke up. They got back together again, Verlander proposed again and they broke up again.
The number of times Verlander proposed has not been disclosed, but the All-Star pitcher whiffed on each early pitch. Despite Upton being linked with other interests during the couple's hiatus, Verlander stayed in the game. Yet, despite the couple's fame, Verlander insists: You know, normal relationship — believe it or not.
From the onset, they attempted to stay clear of paparazzi, but did not shy away from going out dancing or attending a series of sporting and social events. That is normal, right? The couple is holding off on setting a date. Now that is totally normal. What soon followed was a private affair that survived breakups and public scrutiny. Verlander didn't give up on his new love even when a few of his engagement proposals were declined because Upton felt she was not ready, insisting she wanted to focus on her modeling and acting careers.
As soon as she relentede, though, Upton hit the gym to get in better shape. Over the summer, she posted personal videos of her workouts, including power lifts and yoga. Of course, many went viral. Verlander was not talking. As whispers persisted through the months following their initial introduction, rumor-mongers clamored for clarification.
Enter Richard Verlander Sr. And they are not even married yet. Supermodel Kate Upton was among a series of celebrities who were victimized by a massive photo hack of nearly mostly nude photos in August Upton and Verlander were exposed — literally. The images of Upton and Verlander initially appeared on the website, 4chan, and the FBI opened an investigation on how the hack of Apple's iCloud originated and led to the leaked nude photos.
Even Verlander, who is now engaged with Upton, suffered through an injury-plagued season after they met. Evan mascots were not immune. The mascot of the Orlando Magic proposed to Upton in February Needless to say, the Magic placed last in the Southeast Division that season. Caring gentleman will do just about anything to make his date feel special. Inside the formidable baseball structure in May , Verlander released one of his best pitches.
With the Tigers in Boston for a series, Verlander took the opportunity to take Upton to a spot few are allowed to venture — the inner workings of the Green Monster. The couple took a moment to immortalize the moment by signing a portion of the inside wall.
Verlander posted the following on Instagram: Style, career, achievements, sense of humor, personality — oh and did I mention her … looks? Upton accepted the award with grace: Upton spoke for him: Upton has been a regular visitor to Tigers games and over the past three years, they have been spotted at sporting events across the country.
The couple is proving life really is a sport as they continue to attend these high profile sporting events.