Who is Rob Gronkowski’s Model Girlfriend Camille Kostek?

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been dating the same woman for years, but Camille Kostek recently made headlines after it was announced that she was named a 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and rookie.

The athlete’s girlfriend participated in the magazine’s first-ever Instagram-based model search last year. She made the top 15 and was invited to Belize to shoot a spread. Now, she is returning to grace the pages of SI for the upcoming swimsuit edition.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek | Dave Mangels/Getty Images

Here’s everything we know about Kostek including the controversy around how she met Gronk, how long they’ve been dating, and what the NFL star really thinks about her posing for the magazine.

Kostek was a New England Patriots cheerleader

Kostek was born on February 19, 1992, in Killingworth, Connecticut. She has three siblings and studied communications in college.

In 2013, she joined the New England Patriots cheerleading squad. Many people have long thought that’s how she met her beau, but Kostek insists that is not the case as cheerleaders and players are not allowed to have romantic relationships with each other.

“It’s completely frowned upon,” Kostek said about dating the players. “When you make the team, you’re completely two separate entities. Although you’re a Patriots cheerleader, you are not one team. As cheerleaders, we would be removed, cut from the team.”

Kostek swears that she actually met Gronkowski after she left the squad in 2015. They went public with their relationship a few months later.

What he thinks about his girl posing in the mag

As for how Gronk feels about his girlfriend posing for SI, he’s very supportive and is happy that she is keeping her, um, assets in shape.

“It feels just unreal to say my girl is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model,” he told the magazine. “It’s just unreal the work she’s been putting in and the workouts she’s been doing to stay in shape … to keep the booty juicy! She’s always been putting in the work and always the time, and she definitely deserves it.”

Kostek hopes to be a role model for others

Kostek says that she really wants to be a role model for young women everywhere and encourage them to love their bodies no matter what shape or size they are.

“I was a dancer, so I always loved watching girls perform and dance and just always looked up to them and their bodies,” Camille told SI during an interview in February 2018. “I remembered loving looking at JLo because she had a set of hips. And I think that’s what so cool about this day in age is that you do have that reach. Being an older sister and having been a young woman, it’s super cool for these women to reach out and share their insecurities or something that they want advice on and kind of being able to be their inspiration. That’s like the most fulfilling thing to ever hear.”

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