Kate Upton Says Fans Blame Her When Verlander Struggles


Kate Upton and Justin Verlander

It’s not unusual for the famous girlfriends of athletes to be labeled as bad luck when their boyfriends have a less than stellar game and model Kate Upton says she’s witnessed it first-hand.

During an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael, Kate talked about how brutal Tigers fans can be and gave a little insight into how her man, pitcher Justin Verlander, likes to feel on game days.

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“They always blame me,” Upton said, referring to fans who blame her whenever Verlander struggles. “Everybody blames me.”

Upton also clued us on in Verlander’s demeanor on his pitching days: “He actually told me ‘I like to be angry before I pitch.’ He didn’t tell me before, so he’d seem like he was in a bad mood before he pitched, so I’d be like joke, joke, joke, joke, joke, trying to cheer him up. And then he got mad at me, he was like, ‘Stop making me laugh, I’m trying to be angry.’ I went straight to wearing a Yankees cap.

“He always says anytime we’re fighting I wear a Yankees hat. And when we’re getting along I’m wearing a Detroit hat.”