Kate Upton and her husband Justin Verlander brought their 3-year-old daughter Genevieve to the MLB All-Star Game

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Dad’s cheerleaders! Kate Upton took her 3-year-old daughter Genevieve to support Justin Verlander on the red carpet of the MLB All-Star Game.

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“Can I take a moment and show off my husband? 😍,” Upton, 30, captioned a couple of Instagram shots from the event on Tuesday, July 19. “Justin had T.J.’s surgery, and he had to give up playing for almost two years. He put so much effort into being where he is now. … He continues to break records and achieve new milestones in his career. It was so much fun to get the family together to support Justin at his 9th All-Star Game. I’m so proud of you @justinverlander! ❤️».

The 39-year-old Astros pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery in October 2020, a procedure in which a torn arm ligament is replaced with a healthy tendon extracted from an arm or leg. He returned to the mound in April 2022, saying MLB.com that it seemed to him that he had returned to his “happy place”.

In photos from the event on Tuesday, Verlander was dressed in a gold suit, and his wife in a white mini-dress with one sleeve and strappy heels. Genevieve, for her part, was holding her parents’ hands in a yellow dress.

The model and athlete from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit met on the set of an advertisement for the video game Major League Baseball 2K12 in February 2012 and unveiled their romance in January of the following year. Despite breaking up later that year, the couple reunited in January 2014 and married in Italy in November 2017, just three days after Verlander won the MLB Championship Series.

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The baseball player told Us Weekly about the wedding in March 2018, joking about the transparent dress that Upton changed into for the reception. “The second I saw her in this, I thought: “Okay, it’s time to go. Let’s get out of here. The wedding is over!” he said. In November of the same year, the happy couple welcomed Genevieve, or “Vivi”, into the world.

“She was the most amazing woman and mom,” Verlander told us about the “Other Woman” actress in March 2019. “I knew she would set a great example for our daughter, no matter what. This is the person she is, this is the person I married. I’ve always appreciated her strength.”

He continued: “But just watching how she communicates, all the care and everything that happens to her mother, was amazing to watch. I know it’s not easy for her either, but it’s a real connection between them, and it’s really especially important for me to be able to witness it and be a part of it.”

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Upton, for her part, has put her daughter at the center of her world since becoming a mom. “[Motherhood] has completely changed my point of view,” she said during a November 2020 appearance on Today. “Everything I do, I do for her, I want to make the world a better place for her, I want to be a better place for her.”