Astros pitcher Justin Verlander might be a new father (six months into the fatherhood game) but he’s know enough to wish his wife Kate Upton a Happy Mother’s Day. 

The right-hander took to social media to wish Upton and his mother a Happy Mother’s Day.

Happy 1st Mother’s Day!!! Those words have a whole new meaning to me today. The last 6 months has been absolutely incredible. Watching our daughter grow and learn. Every day seems like something new! But watching you grow too, as a new mom, has been one of the most awe inspiring things I’ve ever seen. There isn’t another person on this planet I would rather have setting an example for our daughter. This world isn’t easy, but to have a strong, independent, loving and caring mom like you leading the way will always give her a guiding light that she can turn to when she needs help. I’m so proud to call you Vivi’s mom (Vivi too if she could talk)! I love you so much! 
Also, happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all the other moms out there. Thank you! Love you Mom! ❤️❤️❤️

It’s a smart move on Verlander’s part to put his wife first.  You don’t want to make the rookie mistake of putting mom first, not unless you’re prepared to split everything 50/50, because you’ll never hear the end of that mistake.

Celebrate Mother’s Day by getting a closer look as Mrs. Verlander (his wife, not his mother):

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