Ellen DeGeneres asks the SI cover model about the New York Jets quarterback

By Tim Nudd
February 16, 2012 09:25 AM
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Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated cover is a whole lot more revealing than the model herself, at least when it comes to discussing her love life.

The Victoria’s Secret model, 19, was coy when asked by Ellen DeGeneres, in an interview airing Thursday, whether she’s dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

“I did not have Valentine’s Day date this year,” she replies carefully.

Well, that’s not a no. So, DeGeneres kept pressing. “He’s cute,” she says. “Don’t you think he’s cute?”

“Yeah, he is cute,” Upton admits. “I’ve met him. My sister works for the Jets. And she’s been working there for four years. So, I went to all the games.”

“So, now you’re dating him?” asked DeGeneres.

“I met him briefly,” she replies. So, how long have they been dating? Upton finally says with a laugh: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

So, at least that’s cleared up. Well, we know for sure that she loves dogs.