Kate Upton denies she is dating Justin Verlander: ‘I’m single right now’ (Video)

Kate-Upton-singleThere has never been actual confirmation that Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton are an item. Family members have seemed to confirm that the two are dating, but Verlander avoided the subject when he was asked about it back in October. On Thursday, Upton provided the most concrete information we have heard since the rumors began.

During an interview with FOX 2′s Jason Carr, Upton was asked about her rumored vacation in the Virgin Islands with Verlander around New Year’s. She was also asked if they planned to go public with their romance anytime soon, and that’s when things got a bit awkward.

“Actually I’m single right now,” Upton replied. “So, um, I spent my holiday in Melbourne, Fla.”

Everyone enjoyed a good laugh after that, but Upton didn’t look like she was joking. Were the rumors never true? Did Verlander and Upton split up? Is this my chance? Talk about a mind-blow.

H/T Big League Stew

Kate Upton: ‘My body was shutting down’ after SI cover shoot in Antarctica

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Kate Upton became the first model featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition since Tyra Banks over 15 years ago, but she had to endure a painful experience in the process.

Upton and a team of people traveled to Antarctica for the photoshoot that landed the 20-year-old beauty the magazine cover. Upton told “Today” Tuesday that shooting in the frigid conditions resulted in some health scares.

“I was very surprised by the news that that’s where my shoot was going to be located,” Upton told “Today” Tuesday. “It was freezing. I’m from Florida, so it wasn’t great for me. When I came back I was losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep warm. I was thinking warm thoughts.”

Upton would wear nothing but a bikini in the freezing temperatures while shooting photos, which presented obvious risks.

“I could really only do it for a minute and then everyone would come running and throw blankets on top of me and they would build me like a little blanket cave,” she told “Today”. “I really went all out on this. We went there thinking we might not even get a shot, and came back with the cover.”

What’s the point of this story? Being a cover girl isn’t as easy as you think.

You can see video of her interview with “Today.”

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Kate Upton bags on Notre Dame, Jets in same tweet

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Notre Dame was so embarrassing during the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night that even Kate Upton was making fun of them. The best part about the joke Upton cracked on Twitter was that it mocked the New York Jets and Fighting Irish in the same tweet:

Now that’s a low blow. If not for Darnell Dockett hilariously hitting on AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Upton would probably be in the lead for tweet of the night.

And yes, she has said in the past that she is a fan of the Jets, which is probably what inspired the comparison between the two.

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Justin Verlander won’t say if Kate Upton is his girlfriend

There has been intense speculation since July that Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and supermodel Kate Upton are dating, and even family members seemed to have confirmed their relationship. But the reigning AL MVP won’t say whether or not Upton is his girlfriend.

“I’m not confirming or denying anything,” Verlander told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Nightengale says Verlander laughed while giving his response, and acknowledged that even his teammates are curious.

“I’ll leave that to my grandfather. God bless him,” Verlander said.

Verlander was referring to his grandfather, Richard Verlander Sr., who seemingly confirmed in an interview with Celebuzz that his grandson and Upton were dating. Verlander seemed to find it pretty disturbing that media members called his grandfather to get a story.

“I never thought I’d have to prepare my grandfather for the media,” Verlander told USA TODAY Sports. “It’s a whole different world. I can’t believe that people would call my grandparents. It’s tough when people start trying to dig into your personal life.”

Verlander’s father, Richard Jr., expressed a similar sentiment, finding it odd that someone would reach out to his 87-year-old father for the story.

Between sports fans and Kate Upton fans, there is heavy public interest in the subject matter. We understand why Verlander would attempt to keep his relationship status private, but based on all the circumstantial evidence, it’s pretty obvious that they are dating. No need for Verlander to keep matters private — he should be proud!

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Justin Verlander’s grandfather seemingly confirms pitcher is dating Kate Upton

Thank goodness for the elderly and their honesty. Over the summer, rumors began swirling that Tigers ace Justin Verlander is dating swimsuit model Kate Upton. The gossip arose when Upton was spotted in Verlander’s suite at a Tigers game in July and a report claimed they attended an Aerosmith concert together and were getting “chummy” afterward. But it’s not like we heard any of this from Verlander’s own grandfather — until now.

Justin’s grandfather, Richard Verlander Sr., spoke to Celebuzz recently and all but confirmed his grandson and Upton are an item.

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Is Kate Upton dating Justin Verlander?

No, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Upton is not dating Mark Sanchez. But she might be dating Justin Verlander.

Over the weekend, Upton was seen (drunk?) in Verlander’s suite at a Tigers game in Detroit. They were in that MLB 2k12 commercial together earlier this year, after all. So, it might have been a case of a friend simply hooking up a friend.

But there’s more to this picture that leads us to think they are more than friends. It turns out the supermodel and reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner were spotted together at an Aerosmith concert last Thursday. But wait, there’s even more! Following said Aerosmith concert, they were seen getting quite cozy with each other at a bar (sketchy photographic evidence here). More from CBS Detroit:

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Radio host confuses Brooklyn Decker for Kate Upton in embarrassing interview

A radio host in St. Louis had his “worst interview ever” this week when he confused Brooklyn Decker with Kate Upton.

Remy of “Mason and Remy” on 93.7 the Bull in St. Louis was interviewing Decker about her upcoming movie “Battleship.” They talked about the movie for the first few minutes, but things got awkward when Remy began asking other questions, such as her Carl’s Jr. commercial and Dougie dance. It was clear Remy had confused Brooklyn Decker for Kate Upton, another SI Swimsuit cover model. The audio from the interview is below:

Remy later called the interview his worst ever, and tried making it up to Brookyln with some poetry. As you can see from her Twitter conversation with SI’s Jimmy Traina, Decker found the entire thing to be pretty weird:

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