NFL WAG kept saucy secret from star
Retired NFL great Rob Gronkowski may be the boyfriend of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover star Camille Kostek, but that doesn't mean he got a sneak peek at her stunning shots.
"There's so many things I've found out about him and his career through the internet, that I thought it would be kind of fun to do a role reversal and see what it was like for him to kind of see something for the first time online," Kostek, 27, recently told Extra.
"I'm sure he's going to love it."
Gronkowski, 29, who has been linked to the former New England Patriots cheerleader since 2015, certainly appreciated his girlfriend's snaps as he gushed over Kostek's post-cover reveal on Instagram.
"Congrats baby on the cover!! @camillekostek @sportsillustrated," Gronkowski shared with his followers, as Kostek gave the newly retired Patriots tight end a shout-out on-air during an appearance on US TV show Good Morning America.
"I went from cheering him on the sidelines of the Super Bowl to being a proud girlfriend in the crowd to (watching him end) his career on the Super Bowl field …" Kostek said of Gronkowski.
"I feel very lucky that I got to be a part his incredible career."
Gronkowski made his NFL retirement official in March after the Patriots defeated the Rams in Super Bowl 53. And while the couple is enjoying his retirement tour, Kostek is waiting to see if Gronkowski will make a return to the field one day.
"He is someone who likes to mess around … I think he is messing with everybody, then again he stumps me all the time, so who knows? He could be pulling this out of the woodwork at some time," she said.
"I would love to see him out there, but I am also respecting him taking this time for himself, healing up his body, and enjoying the time off."
Kostek was joined in the pages of Sports Illustrated's iconic Swimsuit edition by several sports stars.
American soccer representative Alex Morgan, who is an Olympic gold medallist and FIFA World Champion, said it was "worth the wait" to appear in the Swimsuit edition after her last shoot five years ago.
International alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, who claimed three Olympic gold medals for the USA from 2002 to 2018, also made an appearance in the magazine, as did 25-year-old UFC star Paige VanZant.
This article first appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission