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‘Still Holds Up’- Kate Upton Revealed How Her Life With Justin Verlander Is the Main Plot of Baseball Movie ‘Fever Pitch’

Published 05/26/2022, 7:00 AM EDT

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Justin Verlander and Kate Upton make a powerful couple in American sports. One is a veteran baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros, while the other one is an actress in Hollywood, a deadly combination. The two share brilliant chemistry among them. 

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Verlander and Upton have also become Houston’s favorite power couple in recent years. And why not? Ever since Verlander arrived in Houston, the Astros have been sensational in Major League Baseball. Coincidently, they also married in the same year the Astros won their first-ever World Series.


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Since Verlander is a baseball player, it is very difficult for Kate to plan something, given his busy schedule. She even compared her life to the famous baseball movie ‘Fever Pitch.’

Kate Upton explained why her life with Justin Verlander is so similar to ‘Fever Pitch’

After three years of dating, the Astros star Justin Verlander and Kate Upton got engaged in 2016 and married in 2017. They are just a picture-perfect couple. However, sometimes Kate faces difficulties with the busy schedule of Verlander, who is an integral part of the Houston Astros.


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Talking to Jimmy Fallon, Kate revealed that her life with Justin is the main plot of the movie “Fever Pitch.” Notably, Jimmy Fallon starred movie is the story of a Red Sox player, with whom his girlfriend is stuck in their relationship.


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“Honestly, It really does still holds up. Because I really relate to Drew Barrymore’s character. Every time she gets so mad because she’d have to look at the Red Sox schedule before planning, like a wedding or going to Paris. That is what I have to do,” Upton said. “I am constantly looking at the Astros schedule, and sometimes even when you look at it, you get it wrong, like I did and almost missed my wedding. It’s tricky.”


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Not to forget that Justin Verlander and Kate Upton missed their wedding because the Astros won their first-ever World Series on the same day in 2017. However, after the World Series games, the couple married each other.

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Ever since joining the Houston Astros in the 2017 season, Justin Verlander has been exceptionally good for the Dusty Baker-led team. Even in the current season, he is giving good starts to the Astros from the mound.

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Abhishek Kumar


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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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