Rob Gronkowski’s Girlfriend Camille Kostek Cried When She Won ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Cover Contest

by Thad Mitchell

National Football League superstar Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend, Camille Kostek, are living the good life.

Coming off yet another Super Bowl win, Rob Gronkowski is still in celebration mode and will be for some time. The Tampa Bay Buccaneer tight end was a big part of the win, hauling in two touchdowns in a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. His girlfriend was there with him every step of the way.

Kostek is a model and former cheerleader for Rob Gronkowski’s former team, the New England Patriots. At 29-years-old, Kostek has already put together quite a career that includes appearing on the cover of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In a recent podcast interview with Kyle Brandt, Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek open up about their relationship. The former cheerleader also recalls the moment when she was notified she would be appearing on the cover of the prestigious magazine. Brandt notes the model shed a few tears when receiving the news while speaking with her and Rob Gronkowski.

“It was one of those moments where I dreamed about it so long,” she says. “It’s like my 15-year-old self found out at 27-years-old that this is the moment. It was like at that point in my life it all hit me at once and I truly blacked out. I was sober — but I blacked out. It was like a high on life, euphoric moment. I was just excited to be in the pages, so to be on the cover was just unbelievable.”

Though she was a cheerleader during Rob Gronkowski’s time with the Patriots, the two didn’t start seeing each other till after she left the team. They met in 2013 at a Thanksgiving charity event, according to Fan Buzz, and began dating in 2015. Camille often uses social media to share photos of her and Rob Gronkowski with NFL fans.

Rob Gronkowski made news earlier this week, resigning with the Tampa Bay Bucs for another season. His new contract with the Bucs is for one year and can be worth up to $10 million with incentives. The resigning keeps Gronk with his longtime quarterback Tom Brady and the two form one of the top duos in the league.

While he is currently enjoying the offseason, it will be back to work soon for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. The two and their Bucs teammates will try to earn another championship in 2021.