Kate Upton, the most recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl, stops by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday (Feb. 16), where Ellen naturally asks about all the rumors flying around about Upton and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Ellen asks Kate if she is dating Mark Sanchez…
Ellen: Your boyfriend, New York Jets quarter back Mark Sanchez. How does he feel about [the cover]?
Kate: I did not have a Valentine’s date this year.
Ellen: Ok, so he was busy. So how does your boyfriend Mark Sanchez feel about all this? He must be proud, right?
Kate: Well, even if I had a boyfriend. I wouldn’t ask how he felt about it.
Ellen: You wouldn’t ask?
Ellen: He would just tell you though. Has he told you? Your boyfriend Mark Sanchez? I’m just guessing that it’s him. Is it him?
Kate: Do you want it to be him?
Ellen: He’s cute. Don’t you think he’s cute?
Kate: Yeah, he is cute.
Ellen: Have you met him before?
Kate: I met him. My sister works for the Jets. She’s been working there for four years. So I went to all the games.
Ellen: So now you’re dating him?
Kate: I met him briefly.
Ellen: How long have you all been dating?
Kate: I don’t know what you’re talking about…
Ellen: She’s dating Mark Sanchez…