Kate Upton announces engagement to Tigers' Justin Verlander

NEW YORK (AP) Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander.

The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night's Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring.

She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher asked her just before the baseball season started and she's ''excited to finally be able to share it with the world.''

E! reports that Upton and Verlander have been dating for more than three years.

As for a date for the nuptials, Upton tells E! they're simply ''enjoying the engagement period.''

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