Last night Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Justin Verlander threw a complete game shutout, leading his team into the American League Championship Series. And that’s not even the best news. After much rumor and speculation, the champion baseballer’s family has confirmed that he is also dating bikini goddess Kate Upton! Let’s just pause and reflect on the fact that this guy is living out every 13 year-old’s fantasy. Thank you.
Celebuzz spoke to Justin’s grandfather, who confirmed the rumor as any proud pop-pop would. “I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo, she’s beautiful,” he said, in a voice we imagine sounding like the grandfather from Rugrats. “They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too.” Because he takes after my side of the family, we added in his mind. “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.” Gawwww, grandpa.
Kate ‘s dad Stephen also gave Justin his seal of approval, although in a much less gushy way. “She has all of our support.” Whoa there Steve, easy on the enthusiasm. Although to be fair, we have to wonder how many potential boyfriends this guy has chased away from his smokin’ hot daughter over the years. With that in mind, that’s probably a pretty ringing endorsement!
The couple have been spotted out and about since June, and Kate has been seen watching Justin play from his private box at Detroit’s Comerica Park stadium. Go get ‘em, Tiger! In conclusion, Justin Verlander is having pretty much the best week ever in the history of the male species. Don’t believe us? Well we’ve assembled a list of 30 reasons why it rules to be Justin Verlander. We’re pretty sure it’ll have you convinced. Check it out in the gallery below! [SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t have to do with baseball.]
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