Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and supermodel Kate Upton were never shy about sharing details of their relationship with their fans. From her charming and playful posts on Instagram to more serious topics, including Verlander's fight against depression and how he attributes to his wife helping him deal with the problem.
But the story of how they met for the first time is one that not many people know about. That may be because the meeting was a bit uncomfortable due to a comment the All-Star pitcher had heard. That's what Verlander said when he first looked at Upton.
How they met and what Verlander said
The model and the MLB star met in 2012 when they jointly shot a commercial for a video game.
Verlander was thrilled with Upton and continued to tell his friends the set that he would get their number. What he did not notice when he said that his microphone was on and she actually heard him.
Obviously it worked, because not long afterwards they started to get engaged again and got engaged in 2016, before they made the knot in the following year.
Why they almost missed their own wedding
When the couple started planning their wedding, Verlander was still a member of the Detroit Tigers, but was sold to the Houston Astros in August 2017. He eventually helped his new team make the postseason and eventually reach the World Series. The problem was that the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers series went to Game 7, which was played on November 1, just days before he and Upton hit the word "I do" in Italy. Instead of flying there, they were in LA for their last match while their friends and family were in Tuscany.
During a performance at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon the two talked about part of them missing wedding celebrations.
"All are in Italy! Everyone is at the venue! "Said Upton. "We had an event that night and everyone wrote," Your wedding is so pretty, I wish you were here.
The Astros won the World Series, but Verlander was unable to attend The team's victory parade took place in Houston a few days later, when he and Upton had to go to Italy for their wedding.
How many children do they have?
Upton and Verlander have a child together, and they greeted their daughter in November 2018, and Upton noted that choosing a name was much more complicated than she had anticipated. [19659002"It'ssohighwewentbackandfortheveninthehospitalwewentbackandforthandJustinhadsomerealproblemswiththenamingobligation"shetoldExtraduringaninterviewlastyear
Instead of opting for something Like Blue Ivy, Apple, Psalm, or North, the pair opted for the route of George and Amal Clooney by choosing a more common name, naming their daughter Genevieve, of The Upton said she wanted it, but she put the final decision in her husband's hands.
"He knew that Genevieve was my favorite, so I just let him fill out the paperwork. I had the feeling that I can not handle it right now.
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