"I am so proud of Reggie and the New Orleans Saints!" she tells PEOPLE

By Jennifer Garcia
January 25, 2010 11:00 AM
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It was a long season, and Kim Kardashian was there every step of the way for on-again boyfriend Reggie Bush and his team, the New Orleans Saints – who are now bound for football’s Valhalla, Super Bowl XLIV.

It’s been a strenuous road for both the couple, who recently reunited, and for the Saints, who on Sunday won a 31-28 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game – and earned the first Super Bowl berth in the franchise’s 43-year history.

“I am so proud of Reggie and the New Orleans Saints!” Kardashian, 29, tells PEOPLE.

And what does she think of the Saints’ Feb. 7 date with the Indianapolis Colts in Miami Gardens’ Sun Life Stadium? “They deserve it,” she says. “New Orleans deserves it!”