Inside Rob Gronkowski's Relationship With Girlfriend Camille Kostek

Ahead of Super Bowl LV, in which the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs face off for the national title on Sunday, Feb. 7, many are showing a bit more interest in the personal lives of some of their favorite players. One of the more interesting characters, Robert James Gronkowski, or "Gronk," as he is known, has an especially captivating (and, shall we say, aspirational) life outside of his work as a tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (per ESPN).

Aside from his seemingly goofy and charismatic personality, many of his fans are especially interested in his nearly-six-year-long relationship with Sports Illustrated model and former New England Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek. The pair started dating in 2015 after Kostek left the world of cheerleading to chase down bigger dreams, since it would have been against protocol for the pair to date while working together (Gronkowski also used to play for the team), per Fox News.

"We first got in touch once I resigned from the team," Kostek told Fox News. "I always knew who he was before I was even a cheerleader. I knew who he was on the roster. I just never paid any mind. Once I resigned is when we finally met."

Nearly six years later, the pair still appears to be deeply in love with one another.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek support each other's various endeavors

In the past few years, both Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek have enjoyed their fair share of success, with Gronkowski earning a prestigious spot on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kostek scoring a 2019 cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and a number of other modeling gigs (via Maxim).

Through their various career achievements, Gronkowski and Kostek have remained incredibly supportive of the other's successes — especially on social media. After posting a photo of herself walking the runway for a Sports Illustrated fashion show in 2018 and dedicating it to "middle models," Gronkowski left a thoughtful comment about body image. "O baby, I would be considered a super plus size if I modeled and I'm d–n sexy... own it, embrace it, be different, respect all types and just do you baby!!" Gronkowski wrote.

Kostek has also supplied her fair share of support for her man's impending showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. Though she is often sporting his jersey and number both on and off the field, Kostek took this support to a sexier level ahead of the big game. In a series of photos posted to her Instagram, Kostek is wearing Gronkowski's jersey and, well, as it appears, little to nothing else. "BUCS ARE SUPERBOWL BOUND BABY !!!! BACK TO THE HOME TURF 🏴‍☠️🏈 !!! I ❤️ you eighty seven," Kostek wrote.

With only days left before Gronkowski plays in one of the biggest games of his career, he'll need more support from Kostek than ever before.