American football tight end Robert James Gronkowski played in the National Football League for 11 seasons. Gronkowski, who was known as “Gronk,” played for the New England Patriots for nine seasons. He then spent his last two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. People think of him as one of the best tight ends of all time. He has won four Super Bowls (XLIX, LI, LIII, and LV), been chosen for the Pro Bowl five times, and made the First Team All-Pro four times. He was also chosen for the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team and the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
The 33-year-old former football player talks to PEOPLE about how he and Kostek, who is 30, are ready to take their relationship to the next level. Gronkowski says that he and his longtime love, who will soon celebrate their 10-year anniversary in November 2023, “definitely talk about” getting engaged, but that it’s been hard because “we’re both super busy with our careers right now.” Now people are curious to know about their relationship details. Read on to know everything you want to know.
How Did Rob First Meet His Girlfriend Camille Kostek?
Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek met for the first time in 2013 at a charity event. When they first met, the NFL player was a tight end and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model was a cheerleader for the New England Patriots. Even though they played for the Patriots in the same stadium, they didn’t meet until 2013, when they were both at a charity event.
“He took off the “Hi, I’m Rob Gronkowski” sticker from his T-shirt. On the back, he had written his phone number “On SiriusXM’s This Is Happening with Mark Zito and Ryan Sampson, Kostek talked about what he remembered. The model said that Gronkowski’s teammate had given her Gronkowski’s phone number. “I was a rookie. I was like, “Oh no, no, no, this is too much. I can’t give him my phone number. Then [his teammate] said, “Just take it,” so I said, “Okay,” took it, and put it in my pocket. I never brought it up again.”
She later FaceTimed the tight end, and the two started dating quickly. It would be a few years, though, before the couple went public with their relationship. Since their red carpet debut in 2016, the two have been there for each other on and off the field.
Meet Rob Gronkowski’s Girlfriend, Camille Kostek
The 29-year-old model made her debut in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2018 and graced the cover only a year later in 2019.
Kostek is a dancer who used to cheer for the New England Patriots in 2013. She played for two years before leaving the team in 2015. But according to E News! it wasn’t until after her retirement in 2015 that she and Gronk met. Even though they both started with the New England Patriots, it seems like she’ll always cheer for him no matter what team he’s on.
Kostek has tried acting a few times and made cameos in movies, like Amy Schumer’s 2018 comedy I Feel Pretty, where she played a restaurant hostess. Kostek will also play the character “Bombshell” in Ryan Reynolds’s new movie Free Guy, which will come out soon.