Kate Upton and Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who have been rumoured to be dating for a while now, have been officially outed as a couple by the baseball player's grandfather.
"I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo - she's beautiful," the Daily Mail quoted Richard Verlander Sr. as telling Celebuzz.
"They make a good looking pair because he's a good looking man too.
"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 said.
The 20-year-old bikini Sports Illustrated model, who was busy flaunting her famous assets in a strapless teal dress at the New York Film Festival premiere of 'No', had famously dodged Ellen Degeneres' dating questions on her show last February.
But the blonde bombshell's grandfather Stephen Upton recalls his little girl cheering on the 29-year-old athlete from the stands last weekend.
"She was at his first game in Detroit against Oakland," Stephen said.
"She has all of our support," he added. (ANI)