Rugby WAGS: Meet Layla Kolbe,

The Kolbe Family. Image via Instagram @cheslinkolbe

Rugby WAGS: Meet Layla Kolbe, Cheslin Kolbe’s wife [Pics]

Layla Kolbe is famous for being the wife of Cheslin Kolbe, a South African rugby player for the Springboks.

Rugby WAGS: Meet Layla Kolbe,

The Kolbe Family. Image via Instagram @cheslinkolbe

Layla Kolbe is famous for being Cheslin Kolbe’s wife. One of South Africa’s fastest rugby players. The pair have been married for over five years and have been blessed with three children. She can be classified as one of the top rugby players wives in SA right now.

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Professionally, Layla Kolbe is an accountant with a postgraduate degree in the field. She is also a dedicated Christian, who values her family.


Full name Layla Kolbe
Gender Female
Date of birth 16 March 1992
Country of birth South Africa
Current residence Cape Town, South Africa
Age 31 years (As of this writing)
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality South African
Religion Christianity
Hair colour Black
Eye colour Black
Mother Renée Cupido
Sexual orientation Heterosexual
Relationship status Married
Spouse Cheslin Kolbe
Children Kylah and Mila Skye
Occupation Accountant
Social media accounts Instagram


She was born on 16 March 1992. As of this writing, she is 31 years old, and her star sign is Pisces.

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Her mother’s name is Renée Cupido, and she was born on 19 September. In addition, she has a younger brother born on 14 October. From her posts on Instagram, she has not mentioned the brother’s name but has referred to his nickname as ‘brother bear’.


She has a postgraduate degree in accounting.


Layla is married to Cheslin Kolbe, a South African professional rugby union player who currently plays for Suntory Sungoliath in the Japan Rugby League One and the South Africa national team. The two met while in university and started dating after a while. In 2017, after a rugby match whilst playing for the Stormers, Cheslin popped the question, asking Layla to marry him. She said yes!

They got married on 18 December 2017 in Webersburg Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa. The groom wore a navy blue three-piece suit accompanied by a dotted black bow tie and brown shoes. On the other hand, the bride rocked a long white gown with a bare back, that swept the floor. (

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They have three children. Their first is Kylah, born on 8 March 2017. However, her due date was supposed to be on 16 March, which is also Layla’s birthday and Cheslin was the one who chose her name.

Their second child is also a girl, Mila Skye, born on 7 November 2020 in Toulouse, France. In an Instagram post, she shared the joys and challenges of her second childbirth. She mentioned that she wanted a natural birth with Mila as she had undergone a C-section childbirth with Kylah.

They had their third child on 23 February 2023, which is also coincidentally the date Cheslin asked Layla to be his girlfriend several years back. This time it was a boy, but the couple is yet to share his name.

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Social media presence

Layla has been active on Instagram since her campus days where she currently has over 72.4k followers. From her profile, she is a dedicated Christian and is an advocate against gender-based violence. She also uses the platform to share her adventures, as they have been moving from South Africa to France back and forth. However, they are currently in Cape Town. The Kolbe family is also very close to the Kolisi’s and has been friends for almost a decade.

Layla Kolbe has maintained a low profile away from the spotlight and is more focused on raising her children. On the other hand, her husband is a thriving rugby player whose popularity is increasing every day.