Camille Kostek reminisced about her days as an NFL girlfriend on Instagram, and she gushed over the “sisterhood” she was a part of in Tampa Bay while boyfriend Rob Gronkowski played for the Buccaneers

On Sunday, Kostek — who has been dating Gronkowski since 2015 — did an “Ask Me Anything” on her Instagram Stories, where she recalled having “slumber parties and girl talk” with the wives and girlfriends of NFL players

“They have become lifelong friends, and it’s pretty incredible how football is really family and I would say that the friendships that I made in Tampa Bay alone, in such a short amount of time, are friendships that I think will last a lifetime,” Kostek said when asked if she is still close with NFL WAGs

“It’s a pretty cool sisterhood,” Kostek said. “You hang out, you have slumber parties while the guys are at away games, you have a lot of girl talk, you understand a lot of the challenges we face dating guys in a space that is super dangerous at times, the concerns we have and having to be away from them while they’re on the road a lot or at practices and training camp, and different things that we all just kind of share.”
Kostek began dating Gronkowski when he was playing tight end for the Patriots. The actress was a Patriots cheerleader when Gronkowski won his first Super Bowl with the team in February 2015

Kostek added that she still watches NFL games despite Gronkowski being retired

“Yes, I don’t know if you could hear it in the background. I’m actually watching the Bucs game right now,” she said while pointing to the Buccaneers-Rams game on her television Sunday

Gronkowski retired in 2019 after nine years with the Patriots, but returned to the NFL to reunite with Tom Brady for another run at the Super Bowl in 2020. He retired again in June

When asked why she decided to end her career as an NFL cheerleader, Kostek said she had other things she wanted to pursue

“I felt like I truly lived out the best experience that I could on the team. I cheered for two seasons with the New England Patriots, and I went on a tour to China with three other teammates, I cheered at a winning Super Bowl for Super Bowl XLIX,” Kostek said. “I knew I wanted to move away from the East Coast and fulfill dreams on the West Coast so that’s what I did. That’s why I resigned.”
Kostek joined the Patriots’ cheerleading roster in 2013 and landed the cover of the cheerleaders’ annual swimsuit calendar, which was shot in Saint Lucia

Now, Kostek is focused on her acting and hosting careers.