What Camille Kostek Really Thinks About Rob Gronkowski's NFL Retirement

Is it just us, or does it seem like Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski have been together forever? According to People, the couple first met at a charity event in 2013. During that time, Kostek served as a cheerleader for the New England Patriots, aka the team with which Gronkowski famously played for years. Initially, the duo kept things under wraps, but they eventually went public with their romance in 2015.

During their long-term courtship, the pair has been through a lot, including Gronkowski's two retirements. In 2019, the NFL star announced his retirement from the New England Patriots after spending his entire career with the organization. "It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far," he wrote on Instagram in on March 24, 2019. "I will be retiring from the game of football today." Of course, the star famously went on to un-retire and play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers alongside his former quarterback, Tom Brady.

Gronkowski eventually went back into retirement in 2022. "I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing I gave it everything I had ..." he wrote on Instagram in June. However, there's one person who isn't buying this whole retirement thing.

Camille Kostek doesn't think Rob Gronkowski has played his last game

Camille Kostek isn't shying away from sharing her opinions on boyfriend Rob Gronkowski's retirement. In July, the model chatted with Sports Illustrated about her man's retirement, and much like Tom Brady's back-and-forth between retirement and playing football, she doesn't believe that Gronkowski has hung up his cleats for good. "I am an honest lady, and honestly, in my heart, I didn't feel like this one is a forever one," she confessed to the outlet. "So, I think maybe he'll come back again." Kostek continued, stating that Brady and Gronkowski "are just having fun" with their "retired, not retired, retired, not retired" routine.

As for now? It seems like Gronkowski is firm in his decision to retire, and he's just enjoying all of his free time away from the football field. In an interview with Hollywood Life, Kostek chatted about a wide range of topics, and it is no surprise that her boyfriend's retirement came up in the conversation. While Kostek is still busy with her booming modeling career, Gronkowski is comfortable taking a back seat. "He knows that I'm not slowing up anytime soon. He literally says to me, 'I can't wait to just go on your free trips!'" the Sports Illustrated model told the outlet. And can you really blame him? No matter how much money or success you have in life, it's always a perk to get a free trip.

Inside Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek's relationship

Whether or not Rob Gronkowski will give the NFL yet another whirl remains to be seen, but there's been one constant in his life for the past few years: his girlfriend, Camille Kostek. The two regularly rave about one another in interviews and on social media. In 2021, the model shared a sweet photo of herself and Gronkowski walking the red carpet at the most significant award in sports — the ESPYs. She accompanied the gorgeous picture of the two dressed to the nines with a sweet caption that gushed over all of Gronkowski's accomplishments.

"Looking at the man who I watched receive an ESPY for a 'historic career' in 2019 after retirement with the @patriots and then accepted an ESPY for 'best team' as a Super Bowl Champion in 2021 with the @bucaaneers. You continue to amaze me, let's keep leveling UP baby!!" she wrote on the post. If that doesn't scream "proud girlfriend," then we don't know what does! 

In turn, Gronkowski also shares plenty of posts about his leading lady. "Happy Birthday to my beautiful incredible funny smart amazing girl Camille Veronica !!! I [love] you baby!!!" the NFL star wrote in February. The same month, he shared another photo of himself and Kostek on the day of love, and it's giving us total heart-eyes. "My Valentine to my baby @camillekostek You sweetheart," he captioned the post. We have nothing but love for this duo.