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Alex Curran
Born 23 September 1982 (1982-09-23) (age 27)
Aintree, Merseyside, England
Occupation Model, fashion columnist

Alex Curran (Gerrard) (born 23 September 1982 in Aintree, Merseyside) is an English model, fashion columnist for the Daily Mirror and the wife of Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard. She is described as a leading "WAG" (Wives And Girlfriends) of the England national football team, along with women such as Victoria Beckham, Coleen Rooney and Cheryl Cole. In 2007, the Times referred to her, then Steven Gerrard's fiancée, as an "über-WAG".[1]

On 29 October 2007, Curran launched her own fragrance, named "Alex", which has been one of the top sellers of 2007.[2]

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Writing

Curran writes a weekly column for the Daily Mirror, entitled "Go Shopping With Alex Curran".[3]

Personal life

A former nail technician, Curran was raised in Maghull, and attended Maghull High School. Curran and Steven Gerrard have been a couple since 2002.[4] Prior to her relationship with Gerrard, Curran was dating businessman Tony Richardson, while Gerrard was dating Jennifer Ellison. At some point in 2002, Curran and Ellison switched lovers; The Guardian wrote, "who stole whom off whom is still the subject of some debate and perhaps Ellison's autobiography".[5]

Curran and Gerrard married on 16 June 2007, at the Cliveden House luxury hotel in Buckinghamshire[6]. They have two daughters, Lilly-Ella (born 23 February 2004) and Lexie (born 9 May 2006)[7] and live in Formby, Merseyside.

On 11 December 2007, while husband Steven Gerrard was away playing with Liverpool, the couple's home was burgled while she and another female resident were inside. Curran was confronted by four masked robbers who were reportedly there for a £10,000 watch that Curran had brought for Gerrard for Christmas, this was on the day that she had mentioned it in Closer magazine. Gerrard was the sixth Liverpool player to be burgled while away playing football.[8]

Controversy

On 8 August 2006, Curran was arrested on suspicion of assault by Merseyside Police following a fight at the Shangri-La restaurant in Liverpool city centre. A teenage girl, also from Maghull, was struck in the face by a glass bottle during the altercation.[9] Curran was released on bail until November 2006,[10] and the charges were later dropped.

Curran was also involved in disagreement with singer Jamelia, who was previously engaged to footballer Darren Byfield. Jamelia described footballer wives as "leeches," and insulted Curran specifically: "God forbid if Alex Curran split up with Steve Gerrard. Who would she be then?" Curran responded in an interview with OK! magazine, "She’ll be glad to know I don’t know her boyfriend’s name but Steven (Gerrard) thinks he’s lower than a non-league player."[11]

References

  1. ^ "tussling over the remote with his über-WAG fiancée" - Times Magazine, 17 February 2007
  2. ^ Scents and Sensibility, Sunday Herald, 8 December 2007.
  3. ^ Lost in Showbiz, The Guardian, May 25, 2007
  4. ^ Interview with Alex Curran, Sunday People, May 13, 2005. Online version available [1]
  5. ^ Meet the real footballers' wives, The Guardian, June 4, 2006.
  6. ^ Carrick in Wedding Clash, Daily Mirror, 10 March 2007
  7. ^ IMDB page on Steven Gerrard
  8. ^ Masked raiders confront Gerrard's wife in sixth raid on Liverpool players' homes, The Guardian, December 13, 2007.
  9. ^ Gerrard's WAG arrested over bottle attack, Daily Mail, 12 August 2006.
  10. ^ The girl 'hit in the face with a bottle' by Gerrard's fiancee, Daily Mail, 13 August 2006.
  11. ^ People daily comment section, The Guardian, October 4, 2006

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