Verlander Wins World Series, Then Marries Kate Upton

The Astros pitcher was too busy tying the knot to attend the team's victory parade
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Verlander Wins World Series Then Marries Kate Upton
   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Just days after winning the World Series with the Houston Astros, ace pitcher Justin Verlander tied the knot with his longtime on-and-off girlfriend, supermodel Kate Upton. The couple was so eager to get married that Verlander, who pitched two games during the Astros' 4-3 series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, missed his team's celebration parade in Houston on Friday, ESPN reports. By that point Verlander and Upton were already in Italy, where they would get married Saturday in a medieval church in Tuscany's Montalcino valley.

Upton, 25, and Verlander, 34, went on to celebrate with their guests at the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco resort, per US Weekly. The couple got engaged in May 2016. Verlander wasn't the only Astro whose World Series victory was accompanied by the sound of wedding bells. After Wednesday's game 7 victory, team shortstop Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend, Daniella Rodriguez, on the field on live television. Two big rings on one big night. (More Justin Verlander stories.)

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