Rebecca Olson Gupta is the wife of the well-known neurosurgeon, writer, and Chief Medical Correspondent of CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta who is of Indian descent. Her marriage to Sanjay Gupta brought her made her quite famous.
A native American, Rebecca Olson Gupta is an experienced family lawyer who has been in the practice for the last two decades. Her area of specialty include; divorce and family law.
This piece takes a look at the successful life of Rebecca Olson Gupta, the strong woman who many believe is the “backbone” of Dr. Sanjay Gupta especially during the difficult period of his career.
It is interesting to note that both of them share a handful of things in common which we shall discuss later on.
Background and Education.
Rebecca Olson Gupta doesn’t not just an emblem of beauty and elegance, she is more of an epitome of beauty and intelligence. She was born on the 6th of December 1968 in Michigan where she grew up alongside her two brothers. One of them is identified as David Olson.
It is not clear whether any member of her family still lives in Michigan but we gathered that David Olson lives and works in Wisconsin.
She graduated from Novi High School in 1987 alongside Sanjay Gupta who later became her husband. Sanjay Gupta was also born and raised in Novi and they both graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992.
However, Rebecca went on to pursue a degree in Law (J.D) from the University of Southern Carolina, Columbia before excelling in the Georgia State Bar.
Her experience in divorce and family law span over two decades and she is considered one of the best in the field. Instead of working for a law firm after she was called to the bar, she decided to be self-employed.
Marriage to Sanjay Gupta
Having attended the same high school and University, Rebecca and Sanjay are not strangers. The duo tied the knots on the 15th of May, 2004 at The Shell House at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. DR. Sanjay told The Sun that he wrote her a poem where he asked her to marry him in the last line.
“I wrote her a poem and in the last line asked her to marry me. Watching her read it, I was very nervous-it was over a page long.”
She added that Dr. Sajay was on his knees asking her to marry him before she got to the last line.
“He was down on one knee and asking me to marry him before I even got to the end!”
Their wedding was done according to the rituals of the Hindu religion which they both practice even though Rebbeca Olson practices Christianity as well.
Their wedding was such a grandeur one such that it featured in local media in Charleston.
Rebecca Olson Gupta has been married to her husband for 17 years and he revealed in an interview with Parade how she has been supportive of him especially when he initially started as a correspondent at CNN.
“Early on, she told me, ‘You should just pretend you’re talking to your patients,'” he said. “I was comfortable in that role, and it set the right level of language and empathy”
They both live in Atlanta, Georgia with their three kids; Sage Ayla Gupta, Sky Anjahi Gupta, Soleil Asha Gupta.
Rebecca Olson Sanjay works independently A earlier stated and she makes money basically from her profession. Her net worth is estimated to be worth $1m while that of her husband who is not just a neurosurgeon and correspondent, but also an actor and writer is valued at $8m.