No one ever said living the life of a professional athlete would be easy. Gruelling hours of practice and not to mention games themselves.
In today's world with social media expanding and people all around the world can seemingly find anything they desire with a simple click of a button. The life of a professional athlete may in fact be even more difficult when they are dating another celebrity.
Over the holiday weekend there were leaked nude photos of Major League Baseball pitcher, and Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander with his celebrity girlfriend Kate Upton. Verlander, who has two no-hitters, a Cy Young, and American League MVP in his big league career made a few statements about the photos earlier today.
The nude photo that was leaked showed Verlander and Upton in front of a mirror, taking a selfie-type image of the two. The photo revealed part of the backside's of both Verlander and Upton, along with the unveiling of Upton's breast. Upton was also the one who apparently snapped the picture as she is seen holding her cell phone to take the image.
Refusal to Comment
When asked about the nude photo that was leaked, Verlander reacted by stating "I'm not going to get into my personal life. I never have and I never plan on it. I keep my personal life personal."
"The focus for me is on the Detroit Tigers. I don't want to take any focus away from this team and what we are trying to accomplish. We're in the middle of a pennant race. We're trying to win a pennant. All of my focus is on doing whatever I can to help our team win our division."
After the interview Verlander was done talking about the leaked images and simply did not want to discuss the issue, he wanted further questions to be about baseball only.
Upton, however, is vowing a legal act over the apparent hack and the FBI has said it has begun investigation. Upton also stated in an interview last month that she refused to pose nude for any magazine and gave her reasoning about why she refused to do so.
This is not the first time that the couple has been seen together, or had other awkward moments. An image was release over a year ago of Verlander and Upton at a sporting event, with the picture capturing Verlander staring at Upton's chest.
It seems obvious that the two would like to keep their personal life completely private, but it has been a difficult task for them over the past few years.