Sorry men of the world, Kate Upton is officially off the market.
The 20-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model — who recently posed nude for Cosmopolitan‘s November issue – is dating baseball MVP Justin Verlander, multiple family members confirm to Celebuzz.
Verlander’s grandfather, Richard Verlander Sr., told Celebuzz: ”I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo — she’s beautiful.
“They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too,” said his proud granddad.
“I do know he’s on the dating scene. Justin is a fine boy and whoever he ends up with is lucky. He’s not only a great baseball player, he’s a great guy,” he gushed.
Rumors have swirled since July about the twosome, including numerous sightings and Twitter reactions of the dating duo getting cozy in Detroit.
Upton’s grandfather also seems pleased about her latest love interest. Stephen Upton told Celebuzz, “She has all of our support.”
The blonde beauty recently cheered her 29-year-old boyfriend, who’s a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, from the stands.
“She was at his first game in Detroit against Oakland,” he said of the Oct. 6 game.
One thing’s for sure, the supermodel knows what she likes in a man. “I find a sense of humor sexy in a man. Someone who is just relaxed and can have a good time,” she said in that Cosmopolitan in issue.
Go Tigers, moving on to the ALCS!