Greg Olsen’s wife Kara Olsen has been around for quite a while. Greg and Kara met in 2003 while Greg was only 18 years old. They married on March 21, 2009 in Palm Beach, FL, an extravagant wedding that was attended by multiple NFL stars including Jon Beason and Drew Stanton as well as many of Greg’s teammates including Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester.
In 2012, Greg Olsen’s wife Kara Olsen was featured in a segment on ESPN where the audience learned that the couple was expecting twins. While still in utero, one of the twins had been diagnosed with a heart defect which required significant medical attention both during pregnancy, and immediately after birth. TJ (a name that was pre-selected for the child) has underwent multiple surgeries for the condition, including one very close to his birth. ESPN cites sources indicating a 70% survival rate for children born with this condition. As of this writing, TJ is coming through with flying colors despite a difficult journey to get here.
Immediately after the ESPN piece, Olsen went to Twitter to thank fans for the support after people learned of the condition, saying:
“The outpouring of support my wife and I have received after today’s piece has been amazing. We appreciate it all. Special thanks to the families who reached out to share their experience with HLHS. Our son will be a fighter. Thanks to u all.”
In lighter news, Greg Olsen’s wife squared off against Greg’s teammate Desmond Clark in an ESPN Magazine segment “For Love or the Game,” which pits player’s wives against teammates to find out who knows the player best. In an impressive showing, the woman who’s been with Greg since the age of 18 demolished Desmond in nailing all 5 questions correctly.
Kara enjoys golf, and was at one time a high end realtor in Chicago.