Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton's boyfriend is Detroit Tigers baseball pitcher Justin Verlander, as of September 2015. They started dating in 2011 and split up in January 2015, but have since rekindled their relationship.
Verlander was born in 1983 in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, and started his professional baseball career as a draftee of the Detroit Tigers in the 2004 MLB draft, making his Major League debut in 2005. Among his major awards are 2011 MLB Player of the Year, 2011 American League Most Valuable Player and the 2011 Al Cy Young Award. He has been named to the AL All-Star teams six times, the latest in 2013.
OK! magazine reported in July 2015 that Verlander has proposed marriage to the 23-year-old Upton but that she wants to take things slow. Also an actress, Upton is working on her fourth movie, "The Layover," with Alexandra Daddario.