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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander "not back together"

Kate Upton & Justin Verlander not back together despite recent outing.
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Ever since Kate Upton and Justin Verlander were spotted together at the Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, Jan. 11, there has been a great deal of speculation that they are back together. However, according to an E Online report dated Wed. Jan. 15, they are not dating again.

A source close to Upton explains that "Kate and Justin are not back together" and that the athlete asked for her to visit him before he underwent surgery.

"She wanted to be there for him," the source added.

The sources' explanation doesn't seem unreasonable as the Detroit Tigers' pitcher underwent core muscle repair surgery on Wednesday, after suffering an injury last month. The pair who is said to have dated briefly in early 2013 may just have that kind of a ongoing friendship.

Following Verlander's surgery, he has been in the Philadelphia hospital recovering. Next, he will have to undergo six weeks of physical therapy. He is planning to return to the baseball field for the beginning of the 2014 season.

Though the two kept their outing low key, they still landed in the social media spotlight. A Twitter user who was sitting near them ratted them out. The Philadelphia Inquirer also dished that they were spotted at a local Del Frisco's.

Upton's love life is undoubtedly a constant hot topic within the pop culture world. Though she never publicly confirmed a romantic relationship with Verlander, she did dish that she was dating Chmerkovskiy of 'Dancing With the Stars' in the spring issue of V magazine, which is on newsstands Thursday.

Reportedly, Chmerkovskiy and Upton split around the holidays after six months of dating.

No matter what the truth may be - Upton is a 21-year-old model. Translation: She probably doesn't need to be in any rush to be tied down.