Batter up! Kate Upton, Hannah DavisAnd JoAnna Garcia Swisher are just a few A-listers who’ve been wooed by Major League Baseball athletes over the years.
Garcia had been acting for over a decade before she married. Nick SwisherThe Oakland Athletics drafted him in 2002. Swisher, who played outfield and first base for the Oakland As two years later, made his MLB debut.
After two trades — Nick moved to the Chicago White Sox and then to the New York Yankees — and six years in the league, the athlete married the RebaIn 2010, he was an alumnus. He was an Alumnus of the 2010 class.
“He was really consistent and he was very willing to prove himself. He’s like, ‘I don’t want you to think that I’m some stereotypical athlete,’” JoAnna exclusively told Us WeeklyIn February 2018, she remembered how she fell for her husband. “He was very honest about that. He was like, ‘I’m only going to be dating you and you are the only one and until you believe that I’ll be here reminding you of that.’ And that just really struck me like he’s in it to win it.”
The two of them, who have two daughters each, were set up by a mutual friend. “It certainly wasn’t the first type of profession for a guy that I wanted to date. I didn’t think like, ‘Yea! This sounds great.’ But the second I met him — I went to go see him play a baseball game against the Mets and I thought, ‘Wow, he’s just really refreshing and he’s really kind,’” the Astronaut Wives Club alum recalled. “He’s exactly what people would imagine him to be. He is exactly what you imagine him to be. He’s a good egg.”
Models Upton & Davis seem equally lucky, finding their happily ever agains with Justin VerlanderAnd Derek Jeter, respectively.
Upton’s romance with the pitcher made headlines in November 2017 when Verlander won the World Series and wed the Sport’s IllustratedModel in the same month.
“I knew she was doing a change, but didn’t know what it was,” Verlander exclusively told Us in March 2018, referring to his wife’s sheer and sexy “late night” wedding gown by Christy Rilling Studio. “The second I saw her in that, I was like, ‘OK, time to go. Let’s get out of here. Wedding over!”
Eight months later, the couple welcomed their baby girl. When Us caught up with Verlander in March 2019, he couldn’t help but gush over Upton’s transition to motherhood.
“She’s been the most amazing woman and mom,” he said at the time. “I knew that she would set a great example for our daughter, no matter what. It’s the person that she is, it’s the person who I married. I’ve always appreciated her for her strength.”
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