"I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while," she told us."So I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!The 20-year-old supermodel is dating Detroit Tigers pitcher Jason Verlander, 29.Well, so says one of his family members according to a report!"He laughed, kind of walked by me, but he said no."I was like, 'OK, fine, I don't want a picture with you anyway.' And he laughed at that, too."She didn't recognize Upton, who was in the same group of about five with Verlander.
According to various published stories online and a string of Twitter comments, Verlander and Upton were spotted around metro Detroit over the weekend, including at Thursday's Aerosmith concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and even made an appearance at Birmingham hot spot South Bar.The long-rumored couple spent New Year's together at the Ritz-Carlton on St.Thomas, confirming what was one of the worst-kept secrets of 2012.PHOTOS: Stars who have dated athletes Upton and Verlander have yet to comment on their reported relationship, though the twosome have been spotted at sporting events together since their initial hangouts. They make a good-looking pair because he's a good-looking man, too." Verlander, for his part, had a good-natured reaction to his grandfather’s inadvertent reveal.Luckily for curious fans, however, relatives of both parties involved have been a bit more forthcoming. PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest bodies "I'm not confirming or denying anything," he told later that month. God bless him…I never thought I'd have to prepare my grandfather. I can't believe that people would call my grandparents.