Rob Gronkowski & Camille Kostek: Here’s the Slick Way the Bucs Star Got Her Number

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

By now, most sports fans know that Tampa Bay Buccaneers star tight end Rob Gronkowski is dating former New England Patriots cheerleader, Camille Kostek. But they may not know the entire story behind how the couple first started dating.

Kostek made an appearance on the Betches’ U Up? podcast to talk about how Gronk did his best to get her number. She said that it was actually a former Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins who came up to her.

“Jermaine Wiggins gave [his number] to me,” Kostek admitted. “So Rob didn’t even approach me. I didn’t approach him because you’re not allowed to do that. I was a rookie following the rules.”

The NFL has rules that prohibited the two from dating while they were members of the Patriots. So, the fitness model and game show host admittedly turned Wiggins’ offer down. But it turns out that Rob Gronkowski had a feeling she might do that. So he had a plan B waiting in the wings.

“Rob said, ‘Go ask for a poster and have [Camille] write her number on it for me.’ [Rob] was like, ‘Listen this is for a friend of mine. Can you sign it?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s what my job is.’ He said, ‘Okay, can you put your number on the back? It’s for Gronk. It’s for Rob.'”

“I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not allowed to do that, I’m so sorry,'” she continued. “He was like, ‘Okay, [Rob] had a feeling you were a goody-two-shoes and followed the rules.’ So he pulled out this crinkled-up name tag and on the back, it said ‘shhh’ with his phone number. And I just held onto it until I was ready to call him. He knew I was a rule follower, I love it.”

Rob Gronkowski And Camille Kostek Worked Community Service Together

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek have been dating now for almost six years. However, they first met eight years ago at a volunteering event.

“I had just gotten out of a relationship of four years,” Kostek said. “I was a past cheerleader and I told my coach, ‘Listen, I wanna sign up for every and all acts of community service. That’s the only thing that’s gonna make me feel better right now.'”

Kostek said that the two were making a lot of eye contact. At the time, she didn’t think much of it.

“I signed up. It was the night before Thanksgiving and we were putting together some turkey baskets for the less fortunate,” Kostek explained. “I was one of the cheerleaders that had signed up and Rob was one of the football players that signed up. And I was making eye contact with him a bunch of times and I didn’t think anything of it.”

Safe to say that the high-profile couple has quite the story behind how they became an item.