It was a sad day for NFL fans yesterday.

Rob Gronkowski announced his (second) retirement from the NFL on social media yesterday releasing the following statement:

 
Twitter: @RobGronkowski

Gronkowski has played a combined 11 seasons with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won four Super Bowl championships.

His charmingly funny personality has caught the eyes and ears of men and women in particular around the world.

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Gronkowski’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek, showed support for her sweetheart on IG saying, “Dream chasers in this house,” and commented “❤️” on his retirement post.

Kostek and Gronkowski’s relationship began in 2015. 

The two met on the field during her years as an NFL cheerleader… (so cute right?!)

Kostek shared that she was super nervous to take his number, so Gronkowski had a teammate give it to her, so she wouldn’t be breaking team rules. 

“I was a rookie. I was like, ‘Oh no, no, no, I can’t take this. I can’t take his number.’ And then his teammate was like, ‘Just take it!’ and I was like, ‘Okay,’ and I put it in my pocket. And I never spoke about it again,” Kostek shared.

LOS ANGELES – APR 9: Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek at the 2022 Kids Choice Awards at Barker Hanger on April 9, 2022 in Santa Monica, CA

The couple of 7 years are not married yet, however, Kostek shared in April that she would be “excited” if Gronkowski proposed. 💍

The Sport’s Illustrated model shared with E! News in April 2020, “I look for someone that makes me feel comfortable.”

“The support, it’s just effortless like it should be. Whatever he does, whatever he wants to pursue, anything that excites him, I’m like, ‘Go for it. I got your back.’ And he’s the same way with anything.”

 

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