Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski Had to Keep Their Relationship a Secret for Two Years

The former Patriots cheerleader opened up about the sneaky way her boyfriend asked her out.
Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek.

Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski are an absolute power couple. They met back in 2013 when Gronkowski played for the Patriots and Kostek joined the franchise as a cheerleader. Earlier this summer during Miami Swim Week, the SI Swimsuit model spilled the beans about how Gronkowski first asked her out.

“We were at a charity event in 2013 in November, and he put his number on a cheerleader poster I was signing that day,” the 30-year-old explained. “We were at Goodwill putting turkey baskets together for the less fortunate. I was doing the appearance for the cheerleaders. He was there for the football players.”

The tight end made a bold move, but he didn’t act alone.

“Jermaine Wiggins, an alumni player, brought this poster over and said, ‘Just take this, Rob has his number on there,’” Kostek continued. “I said, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s kind of crazy, I’m never gonna call him or else I’ll get fired from the team.’ But then I called him, and I had to keep it a secret for, like, two years—fun fact.”

The two have been going strong since they made the relationship public in 2015, and have celebrated milestones, traveled, attended premieres and dressed up for Halloween together. They even share Ralphie, an adorable French Bulldog.

Gronkowski won three Super Bowls during his tenure with the Patriots (2010 through 2018) while Kostek cheered for the team in ’13 and ’14. On Nov. 22, Kostek posted in celebration of their ninth anniversary and said that breaking the rules was definitely worth it.

“How it’s going vs How it started,” she wrote. “❤️ Swipe to the last frame to see our first photo together 🥰.”

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.