Tigers’ Justin Verlander dating Kate Upton

Published On October 12, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

Kate Upton  and Justin Verlander are both officially off the market.

Rumors have been buzzing since July about a possible romance between Detroit Tigers pitcher Verlander, 29, and Sports Illustrated swim suit model Upton, 20.

In the past week, those rumors have only intensified, as the pair has been spotted getting cozy together a few times in Detroit in the last few days.

According to Celebuzz, the duo confirmed they were dating on Oct. 12.

Verlander’s grandfather, Richard Verlander Sr., gave the scoop to Celebuzz, saying, “I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo — she’s beautiful.”

Upton has even cheered on Verlander from the stands.

“She was at his first game in Detroit against Oakland,” he said of the Oct. 6 playoff game between the Tigers and Athletics.

Upton most recently posed nude for the November issue of Cosmopolitan. In her interview, Upton told the world what she looks for in a man.

“I find a sense of humor sexy in a man. Someone who is just relaxed and can have a good time.”

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.