Kostek previously spoke about her cover after it was revealed on Wednesday explaining on
Kostek wears a green Meshki string bikini (shop her “Amalia” top and bottoms now!) on her cover, which was photographed in Kangaroo Island, South Australia, by Josie Clough.
She also gave a shout out to Gronkowski.
“He’s watching — hey baby!”
Gronkowski and Kostek were first romantically linked in 2015.
Last week, Gronkowski — who announced his retirement from the NFL in March — joked about how he may still “convince himself” to return to the sport.
However, Kostek says Patriots fans shouldn’t get too excited — “he is someone who likes to mess around,” she said in an interview with
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“I think he is messing with everybody, then again he stumps me all the time so who knows?” the
Kostek is a former Patriots cheerleader, which was one of her first ties to the former athlete.
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