MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

SORRY DUDES, Kate Upton is off the market!

The 23 year old model-actress is engaged to longtime boyfriend Justin Verlander and announced the news on the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala.  In fact, the starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers designed Kate’s ring, which adds an extra layer of adorability.

“I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while,” she told E! News exclusively. “So I’m excited to finally be able to share it with the world!”

Kate and Justin aren’t in any huge rush to say “I do.” For now, “we are enjoying the engagement period,” she said.

Kate, 23, and Justin, 33, dated for over three years prior to their engagement. As Kate joked to E! News back in March, three years as a couple “seems like forever in Hollywood, right?” So what’s their secret?

“For us, we always try and work on our communication,” she said. “We’re very open with one another and we’re each others best friends. He’s definitely my best friend, so I think that helps a lot.”

Justin told Forbes magazine he and Kate have a “normal relationship.” Sure, a normal, high-profile relationship that consists of a supermodel and a professional athlete. Check out Kate’s Met Gala hotness above (and below). DAMN. Congrats!

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