Who is Laura Woods' ex-boyfriend Alex Corbisiero? | The Sun

ALEX Corbisiero is a former England international prop forward who once dated presenter Laura Woods.

Here is everything you need to know about the retired prop.

Who is Alex Corbisiero?

Alex was born in New York City to a restaurateur's grandson and his English wife Lorraine Collins on August 30, 1988.

He immigrated to England with his parents shortly before his fifth birthday.

He was educated at Hall School Wimbledon, and then Reed's School, before graduating from ACS Cobham International School in 2006.

Alex went on to gain a BA in history from Birkbeck University in 2009. 

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Which teams did Alex play for?

Alex played for London Irish and Northampton Saints.

He also made 31 appearances for England.

During his international career, Alex became a member of the side which reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

In 2013, he represented the British and Irish Lions during their victorious tour of Australia.

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However, the sportsman was forced to retire in 2016 after an injury-plagued career. 

When did Alex Corbisiero date Laura Woods?

Alex and Laura dated for nearly eight years.

The couple split due to "being in each other's pockets", with Woods revealing their break-up had been her decision.

She said: "It was my decision – it was the right one and I've never regretted it.

"We'd lived in each other's pockets and breaking up with him felt like coming up for air.

"The next thing for us was probably marriage and having kids. And I do want that one day – I love being in love and I love kids.

"I've prioritised work because I love that too and my ambitions are important to me."

Is Alex Corbisiero married and does he have children?

Since his breakup with Laura, Alex began dating Abby Gustaitis, who is also a rugby player.

Abby served as one of the Olympic team captains in Tokyo.

She and Alex reportedly met at the Rugby World Cup in 2018 and got engaged in August 2020.

As of September 2023, Alex does not have any children.

What is Alex Corbisiero doing now?

Since retiring from rugby in 2016, Alex has enjoyed success as an analyst for NBC Sports in America.

But in 2019 he revealed he was facing his biggest challenge yet after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

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Alex has spoken frankly about his battle with testicular cancer, and said: "I'm not letting cancer defeat me".

He wasn't wrong, and he now hosts the popular The Scrum Down podcast.

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