kate-upton-justin-verlander-GQ-super-bowl-xlviii-party.jpgGQ threw a star-studded pre-Super Bowl party Friday night (Jan. 31) in New York. The party was sponsored by Patr├│n Tequila, Van Heusen and Miller Fortune and held in the “Boom Boom Room” atop NYC’s Standard Hotel.

Above, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton snuggles up to Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander — are they back together? The pair was spotted in mid-January together at a Philadelphia Flyers game. Hmmm.

Either way, Upton looked super hot (of course) in her little black dress, which was also the outfit of choice for several other ladies. Below are Upton, FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews and “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell all rocking LBDs on the red carpet.

super-bowl-GQ-party-kate-upton-erin-andrews-shay-mitchell.jpgAlso in attendance were San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who just missed out on a trip to the Super Bowl this year when his team lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the 2014 NFC Championship game, and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star (and former NFL player) Terry Crews and his wife of nearly 24 years, Rebecca.

terry crews colin kaepernick gq super bowl xlviii party GQ's Super Bowl party: Kate Upton and Justin Verlander snuggle, Shay Mitchell and Erin Andrews stun in little black dresses“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards and former “Friday Night Lights” star Michael B. Jordan were also partying it up before the big day. Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off at approximately 6 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 2 on FOX.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."