EX-PATRIOTS cheerleader Camille Kostek has dumped her allegiance to the Pats following her boyfriend Rob Gronkowski’s shock move to the Buccaneers.
Gronkowski, 31, will be joining his ex-quarterback Tom Brady in the sunshine state after being traded to Tampa Bay to play out the rest of his one-year, £7.5million contract.
Kostek, a former swimsuit model, shared a picture on Instagram, showing her wearing a Buccaneers sweatshirt with the caption: “Adapting to the change. #patsnationforeverinmyheart.”
The 28-year-old was a New England Patriots cheerleader for two season from 2013-2015.
The year she joined she landed on the cover of the cheerleaders’ annual swimsuit calendar.
That same year, Kostek was selected as one of the four cheerleaders to serve as a Patriots ambassadors on an NFL tour to China.
In 2015, during her last season with the team, she performed at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX where the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks.
Kostek told Fox News that she began dating the Patriots tight end after she left New England because of the NFL team’s strict rules about cheerleaders dating players.
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Since her departure from the Patriots the couple have been public about their relationship, sharing social media posts of them at games.
Kostek even shared up a post celebrating Gronk’s retirement from football.
She has also made her own career as a model.
She has modelled on the cover of the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition alongside Tyra Banks and Alex Morgan.
Camille also designs her own line of jewellery, has become an advocate for body positivity and established her standing as the queen of #NeverNotDancing.
In March 2019 Gronk announced his retirement from the NFL, despite being just 29 years old.
He said his decision was due to the pain and injuries he had suffered throughout his career, which took a toll on his mental health.
However, after a year break from football Gronk announced his return to gridiron – asking to reunite with Brady in Tampa Bay.
In April the Patriots announced that they traded Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-round pick.
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