Kate Upton will soon return to the New York groove.
Mets on Monday concluded a contract with the supermodel’s husband for two years worth 86.6 million dollarsFormer Astros pitcher Justin Verlander also includes a pledge option for a third season, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed.
Soon after the news broke, the Mets faithful quickly flooded Upton’s Instagram pagethey welcomed him to the NL East.
One fan wrote, “Welcome to NY,” while another wrote, “See you at Citi Field!”
Although Verlander, 39, and Upton, 30, have both spent the last few seasons in Houston, where Verlander Helped lead Astros to World Series title last month – The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum has supported New York teams in the past.
In fact, Upton appeared on the 2014 Live! Kelly and Michael “used to be a big Yankees fan,” but her MLB allegiance changed when she started dating Verlander, who she married in 2017.
Verlander landed in Houston after a trade with the Detroit Tigers in August 2017. As the Astros headed to the postseason that year, which included an ALCS showdown against the Yankees, The Post gleefully reminded Houston which team had stolen Upton’s heart.
“Hello Houston! We know who he’s after…” The post was published in a half-page ad Taken from the Houston Chronicle in 2013 featuring Upton modeling a Yankees cap.
For the Astros’ last World Series, Upton cheered for Houston both at home and on the road in Philadelphia, where her husband was mocked by Phillies fans. When the Astros beat the Phillies in Game 6 of the series, Upton celebrated on the field at Minute Maid Park Verlander with their 4-year-old daughter, Genevieve.
“I love watching my husband do what he loves,” Upton said at the time.
Andy Upton will do it from Citi Field, where he will be sporting a different kind of orange-and-blue color scheme.