The current COVID-19 pandemic has kept Dr. Sanjay Gupta busy answering questions about the virus for CNN viewers. This isn’t the first trying situation the neurosurgeon has been in, including the time he was embedded with the U.S. Navy in Iraq. Dr. Gupta has had the support of his family, especially his wife, during his career’s intense moments. Rebecca Olson Gupta doesn’t get nearly enough of the spotlight as she deserves. So we’re turning the focus on the woman behind the famed doctor with our Rebecca Olson Gupta’s wiki.
|About Rebecca Sue Olson|
|Known As||Rebecca Olson Gupta|
|Birth||December 6, 1968|
|Spouse||Dr. Sanjay Gupta May 2004 - Present|
|Children||Sage Ayla Gupta, Sky Anjahi Gupta, Soleil Asha Gupta|
|Alumni||University of South Carolina - Columbia, University of Michigan, Novi High School|
Rebecca Olson Gupta Is from Michigan
Rebecca Sue Olson was born on December 6, 1968 and grew up in Michigan. She has at least two brothers, including one David Olson.
Rebecca Olson graduated from Novi High School in 1987 and went to the University of Michigan. Sanjay Gupta was also born and raised in Novi, Michigan, and attended the same high school and university as Olson.
It’s unclear whether Rebecca Olson’s family still resides in Michigan. Her brother, David, currently resides in Wisconsin where his work is based.
Olson Is a Family Attorney
Rebecca Olson Gupta is an attorney based in Georgia, with her specialty lying in divorce and family law.
After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1992, she acquired her J.D. from the University of South Carolina – Columbia in 1998.
Having passed the Georgia State Bar, Olson Gupta has been practicing law for two decades. She’s self-employed and not associated with a law firm.
Sanjay & Rebecca Had a Hindu Wedding Ceremony
It’s unclear whether the Novi natives were together throughout their high school and college days.
Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta had established himself as a CNN medical correspondent by the time he proposed to Rebecca Olson in 2003.
“I wrote her a poem and in the last line asked her to marry me,” recalled Gupta. “Watching her read it, I was very nervous-it was over a page long.”
“He was down on one knee and asking me to marry him before I even got to the end!” added Olson. She framed the poem and reads it every day.
A first-generation American born to Indian immigrants, Gupta always dreamed of getting married in an Indian-style wedding ceremony. That is exactly what the couple got when they tied the knot on May 15, 2004 at The Shell House at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. The venue was not very far from Olson’s family home.
Gupta, being something of a national personality, and their lavish Hindu wedding ceremony attracted the local media. Their wedding was featured in Charleston publications with details on the pomp and grandeur.
Olson was a stunning bride in her beautiful red lehenga made of hand-beaded silk, ethnic Indian jewelry and henna designs drawn on her hands and legs. Her two brothers carried her to the ceremony on a chair as per Indian tradition.
Gupta arrived in a baraat, a procession to welcome the groom and his party, on a white horse. A cop happened to stop him on the way there, which made everyone nervous. Turns out he only wanted to take a picture with the good doctor and his horse.
Besides taking part in a series of Hindu wedding rituals, the couple also included some Western wedding traditions on their big day.
Dr. Gupta and Rebecca Olson Gupta are parents to three daughters: Sage Ayla Gupta (born 2005); Sky Anjahi Gupta (2007); and Soleil Asha Gupta (born 2009).