Sorry ladies, Rob Gronkowski is off the market. The New England Patriots star is dating former Pats cheerleader Camille Kostek, according to numerous sightings of the couple around Boston.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Couple Are Officially Together
TMZ reports that the couple have been “out and about” recently and their sources say that the couple are together and loving it. The Boston Sun-Times reports that the couple were seen out for dinner in the city on April 21.
2. The Patriots Have a ‘No Fraternization’ Rule Between Players & Cheerleaders
She was on the Patriots cheer squad in the 2013 and 2014. Now she’s switched careers and moved into TV reporting. In an Instagram post she wrote on March 29, she explained that she was leaving the cheerleading life behind:
I want to wish all of my teammates and the new young women going out for the squad the best of luck as they announce the new team today ! By far the best two years of my life cheering on the best in the NFL with the best in the NFL@patriotscheerleaders . One of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make but I’m onto my next journey, chasing a new dream. @gillettestadium you will always be my second home and I couldn’t ask for a better final performance than on the sidelines at the Super Bowl! Once an NEPC, always an NEPC.
The Patriots, like most NFL teams, have a “no fraternization” rule between players and cheerleaders. Any contact between the groups is limited to games and to officially sanctioned events.
3. Gronk Was Rumored to Be Dating a Sports Illustrated Model
In February 2015, Gronk tweeted, explicitly stating “I don’t got a girlfriend.”
That tweet was prompted by reports linking Gronk to model Marisa Hunter. Those started after she posted a pic of the two together.
4. She’s Still in College
According to her Facebook page, Kostek works as a fitness instructor at Modern Barre. The New Haven Register reports that Kostek is a communications major at Eastern Connecticut State University. She is the news anchor for the school’s news network. The Register piece adds that she was working at a boutique in Madison, Connecticut, called Ciao Bella. According to WPRI, she’s been in commercials for the boutique that have aired on MTV and VH-1. She’s a native of a small town along the shoreline of Connecticut. She graduated from Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum, Connecticut.
5. Kostek Said Her Experiences at the Super Bowl in 2015 Left Her ‘Speechless’
In an interview with the New Haven Register, Kostek spoke about her love for cheerleading the highs of the Patriots Super Bowl win in February 2015. “You feel like you danced your body off and we all are waking up today (Monday) so sore and achy. Muscles are hurting that we never knew existed…It was an indescribable feeling. It left me speechless. I wish I could live in that moment for a lifetime.”