The Women Behind Your Favorite Astros Players
As the saying goes, “behind every great man, there is a great woman,” and the Astros are no exception! As the Houston Astros compete in the American League Championship, their partners are rooting them on off the field. The league of women behind the Astros are just as inspiring and motivating when they’re out of the stands. Let’s get to know the leading ladies behind some of Houston’s star players.
Justin Verlander’s wife, Kate Upton, needs no introduction. The supermodel and actress became America’s “It” girl when she first appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2012. The Michigan-born model has been in the industry since 2008, appearing in fashion editorials and advertisements for some of the popular brands around the globe. As a decorated model, she’s gained attention for being People magazine’s “Sexiest Woman” in 2014 and has graced the cover of prestigious magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair. Her budding acting career has landed her roles in movies like “Tower Heist,” “The Layover,” “The Disaster Artist,” and “The Other Woman.” Upton and Verlander married in 2017 and had their daughter, Genevieve, in 2018.
Gerrit Cole isn’t the only pitcher in the family. Wife Amy Cole, formerly Crawford, was a softball pitcher for her college team, the UCLA Bruins. The couple met at the university and soon tied the knot at their luxurious destination wedding in Santa Barbara in 2016. Amy founded the food blog “A Coleinary Experience,” sharing her favorite delectable recipes and a peek at her travels.
You might remember Daniella Rodriguez from that perfect TV moment when Carlos Correa got down on one knee after winning the 2017 World Series. Of course, she said yes! The famous shortstop and his fiancée will get hitched this December. Rodriguez reigned as Miss Teen Texas 2013 and Miss Texas 2016. Her lifestyle and beauty vlog has more than 18,000 subscribers who tune in as she pulls the curtains up and shows a glimpse into her life with Correa.
If you frequent Houston’s fitness circuit, you might know this familiar face. Charlise Springer, formerly Castro, is a fitness instructor at Sweat 1000 in the Heights. Before becoming H-town’s source for fit-spiration, she was a Division I athlete and an Olympic level softball player. The star athlete was born in Saugertise, New York, and played for the University of Albany and Puerto Rico’s national team. George Springer said “I do” to Castro in 2018 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in California.
When you’re watching the big Astros games, don’t forget to cheer on these phenomenal baseball WAGs, too!