Rebecca Olson Gupta is widely recognized as the wife of American neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, America's renowned neurosurgeon, and medical reporter. But what most don't know is that the Michigan born is a successful family law attorney, who not only has helped raise their three kids but has also supported her husband in his initial transition to television. 

Read on to find out more!

Law Attorney: Rebecca Olson Gupta

Despite being the wife of a celebrity news correspondent, Rebecca Olson has kept her personal life details close to her heart. 

Olson is a law attorney whose primary focus of practice is in family law. Additionally, she also focuses her practice on general litigation. 

She graduated from University of Michigan in 1994 then studied at University of South Carolina where she earned her JD (Juris Doctor Degree), the highest law degree in the USA.

More to that, she attended Novi High School in Michigan. Afterward, she studied at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1994. Finally, she got into the University of South C

The Attorney And Her Husband Got Married Via Traditional Indian Wedding

The attorney first met her husband at Rick's Cafe, a bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Interestingly, that relationship got into the next level through a more romantic approach on Dr. Sanjay’s part: he wrote a poem for her and asked her to read it. When she reached the last line, he got into one-knee and proposed to her. 

After that, the duo mutually opted for a traditional Indian wedding. The ceremony was held in a private girls school in Charleston, South Carolina, The Shell House at Ashley Hall on 15 May 2004. As per his tradition, Dr. Sanjay came to the wedding on a horse with his baraat (wedding procession), and he even circled the holy fire with Rebecca to take the vows.

Law attorney Rebecca Olson weds medical reporter Sanjay Gupta the Indian way, 15 May 2004 (Photo:

After a year of her married life, in 2005, Rebecca welcomed her first child, a daughter named Sage Ayla Gupta. Then, the family of three consequently enlarged into the family of five, as she welcomed two more daughters; Sky Anjahi Gupta and Soleil Asha Gupta.

Their first daughter Sage is now at the age of 14, while their middle one, Sky is at the age of 13 and Soleil is at the age of 11.

She Has Been A Constant Support On Her Husband's Career

Rebecca has always been supportive of her husband's career since the very beginning. Her husband is one of the prominent figures as a neurosurgeon as well as a journalist. 

Olson has been significant support for her husband’s career in CNN, which Dr. Sanjay has himself mentioned in many instances. Talking about his initial difficulties in transitioning to working in television, he revealed she told him to try and think of the camera lens as a patient to overcome all his anxieties. 

On 31 January 2018, he and his wife, Rebecca, teamed up with the University of Michigan to support an effort to eradicate the problems that arose in health communication bringing new ideas and tools.

Dr. Sanjay, who has seen the crucial role of communication in responding to the health effects of every kind of crisis, delays, missed opportunities and even tragedy that can come from the poor dissemination of health information felt it was the exact time for the movement to roll. Rebecca And Sanjay reportedly reside in Atlanta, Georgia with children, parents, and grandparents.