Kate Upton, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who’s had quite a successful year, has been linked to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in the past, but if the two were ever together, it appears she’s not a fan of his anymore.
The supermodel sent Frank Viola III a happy birthday tweet recently that was rather telling, and although she later deleted it, the web had already saved it for posterity. The two met through Verlander–who is Viola’s good friend–so the E-card is pretty much a perfect burn.
Upton never admitted to a relationship with Verlander, but there was pretty decent proof that the two of them had something going; Tigers fans didn’t like the idea, and there were rumors that she was jinxing his performance on the field when she showed up at games. Verlander blamed himself, though, saying he started out strong and then lost steam during certain games.
“That’s why I don’t try to throw 100 [mph] in the first inning,” he said. “Usually doesn’t work out too well for me.”
No matter what his fans like, Upton has said recently that she’s single, so it looks like whatever was there is gone. Besides, the tweet speaks for itself.