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/ Source: TODAY
By Chris Serico

Without having to say a word, Kate Upton and the giant ring on her finger announced her engagement at Monday night's Met Gala in New York City.

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Kate Upton attends the Met Gala on May 2, 2016 in New York City.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Flying solo while revealing the news at the fashion-forward event, the 23-year-old supermodel had been keeping a secret for weeks that she agreed to marry all-star pitcher Justin Verlander, 33.

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But Upton publicly spilled the beans Monday in a red-carpet interview with E! News.

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton attend the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on Feb. 14, 2016.AP file

"I'm really excited," Upton said. "He asked me right before [baseball] season started, so we've been keeping it on the down-low for quite a while. So, I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!"

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Model Kate Upton attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Verlander, a Detroit Tigers ace who'd been dating Upton for about three years, designed the diamond ring on her finger, according to E! News.

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Kate Upton wears an engagement ring as she arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York.Evan Agostini / AP

While the engagement may have been under wraps for weeks, it would have been difficult for Upton to keep things that way for much longer, as sporting a small island on one's ring finger tends to prompt a few questions.

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As for the big day in question, that's to be determined, it seems. "We know nothing yet" about a specific wedding date, Upton told E!, adding that the couple is "enjoying the engagement period."

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