When anyone mentions the NFL and the New England Patriots, tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is one of the names that come up – along with Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, of course. In honor of the Patriots’ recent Super Bowl 53 win, we thought to take a closer look at the Patriots’ community. And no, we’re not talking about the actual players themselves, we’re talking about the ones who support them on and off the field: their significant others. We thought Gronk’s main squeeze, Camille Kostek, would be a good place to start, so let’s just right into that!
Who is Camille Kostek?
Camille Kostek was born on February 19, 1992, and grew up in a family of 6. Her father was a contractor, and she has 3 siblings: sisters Julia and Alina, and brother Thomas. She started dancing at the age of 3 and competed in many dance tournaments throughout the years. Apart from dancing, she had a natural athleticism that blossomed into a passion for lacrosse. While in high school, she managed to balance these interests as both captain of the lacrosse team and member of the cheerleading squad. After that, she went on to pursue a degree in Communication with a minor in Business Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Upon graduating in 2013, her first job out of college would bring her back to her cheerleading days. She tried out and made it onto the cheerleading team for none other than the New England Patriots! She stayed with them for two seasons before quitting in 2015. That’s when she decided to pursue a career in modeling. She wasn’t immediately successful, but she eventually signed with Maggie Inc. Her big break into the modeling industry came when she was selected to be a model for the coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.
She has gained much popularity since becoming a Patriots cheerleader. That’s because of how stunning she was for Sports Illustrated and for her choice in partner, but we’ll get to that next!
What’s the story with Gronk?
Most people know that the NFL players and cheerleaders are very strictly not allowed to fraternize with each other. Well, Camille and Gronk swear that their relationship started after she left the Patriots cheerleaders. Can’t really blame the skeptics though – the timeline is pretty close. Their relationship began in 2015 as well and they went public only a few months after she quit the cheerleading team. Regardless of how they started, they are still going strong. In fact, she told The Improper Bostonian in late 2017 that while they’re focusing on their career at the moment, they “definitely see a future with each other” and have long-term ambitions to take their relationship to the next level.
She’s also very supportive of her boyfriend and isn’t afraid to be vocal about it, either! Right before this year’s Super Bowl, she showed her support by making sure everyone knew that Gronk was “pumped” to head into the game against the LA Rams. That was especially important because at that time last year, Gronk’s future with the Patriots was hazy at best.
Their relationship wasn’t always smooth-sailing, but it was really just a tiny speed bump. They split up in early 2017 but did eventually reconcile after a few months. Details of the split were hazy, and the main source seemed to be an inside source from TMZ. Said source indicated that they were never really official and that Gronk had moved on. But “not official” seems sketchy because their previous posts definitely seemed like an official thing. But not long after, fans noticed that they were starting to post photos and stories together again, confirming that they had indeed gotten back together.
Gronk also supports Camille’s recent collaboration with Sports Illustrated – and for obvious reasons! He stated that he’s happy her modeling projects are helping her to keep her body fit. He certainly has great appreciation for her body, if a fan-caught video of the Patriots’ victory parade is any indication! In the video, there’s a short clip of Gronk hugging Camille from behind and his hands are very evidently on her boobs. They’ve always been a playful couple and maybe this is a normal thing for them?
Camille Kostek continues to pursue her modeling career and is currently represented by One Management in New York City. She’s attending bougie parties for big brands that she currently models for. Some of these include Maybelline, Beefeater Gin, and of course, Sports Illustrated. She’s also walked for some brands during New York Fashion Week.
Gronk is definitely a lucky man to be able to call Camille his girlfriend! Check out our favorite photos of Camille Kostek in the gallery below: