Who is Layla Kolbe, wife of Cheslin


Who is Layla Kolbe, wife of Cheslin

Layla and Springboks star husband Cheslin Kolbe and their two children are enjoying their first Christmas in Japan.

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Layla Kolbe has been thrust into the public eye due to her relationship with Springboks hero Cheslin Kolbe.

The Springbok speedster has been married to Layla for five years, and they have welcomed three children to the family in that time.


Given that her husband is now a senior Springbok, Layla has to be considered one of the seniors WAGs around the Rugby World Cup-winning squad.

Kolbe popped the question to Layla as he was preparing to take his career overseas, and she obviously said yes.


An accountant by trade, she also holds a degree in her chosen field.


She is one of the more outspoken wives in the group and has made a stand in defending her husban in the past.

The best example of this coming when she had to refute the claim that Kolbe had rejected a R15 million offer to return to the Stormers after the World Cup.

Springboks Cheslin Kolbe daughter

“I am so sick and tired of having to read articles (about) us that are sensationalised and speculation!

“And we have to just sit back and watch how our name gets tarnished! First it was said it’s not safe in South Africa for us, now its this!!! Cheslin did not say it’s not safe enough in SA for us.

“He would’ve loved to go back to the Stormers!

“Secondly: he did not turn down a R15m offer!!!! That was not put on the table.

“Yes the wife spoke out,” she said.

Cheslin Layla sunshine convertible car


The Springbok star’s wife reflected on the night her husband and teammates won the cup with some frustration.

“Bothered me that we couldn’t get ‘the perfect family photo with the cup’ that night,” Layla Kolbe said.

She also added: “Couldn’t even get us all on the field!

“But just realised, a whole month later, it wasn’t about the cup for us as a family, but all the sacrifice along the way, behind the scenes and the significance of it alone is so much more!”


The Kolbes tied the knot on 18 December 2017 at the Webersburg Estate in Stellenbosch. Cheslin wore a dashing three-piece suit in navy blue accompanied by a dotted black bow tie and brown shoes. Meanwhile, the bride was resplendent in a classic white gown with an open back, that swept to the floor.

Layla is a mother of three with two daughters and a son.

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