Who is Grant Wahl’s wife Celine Gounder and how many children do they have?
AMERICAN sports journalist Grant Wahl died in Qatar after falling ill after covering the Netherlands v Argentina match at the 2022 Fifa world cup.
His wife said she was in “complete shock” after the news broke. But who is Grant Wahl’s wife and when did they get married? Here’s what we know.
Gounder met Wahl at university, and the couple got married in 2001
Who is Grant Wahl’s wife Celine?
Celine Gounder is an American infectious disease physician and medical journalist.
She was a member of the Covid-19 advisory board commissioned by US President Joe Biden in November 2020.
She is currently editor-at-large for Kaiser health news and is host of the podcast, American diagnosis.
Gounder has appeared on CBS news as a medical contributor on a number of occasions.
She has previously appeared on CNN as a medical analyst.
In 2017, Gounder was named as one of People magazine’s ’25 women changing the world’ for her contributions to health care.
How many children do Grant Wahl and Celine Gounder have?
Wahl and Gounder did not have any children during their marriage.
The couple lived in New York with their two dogs, Coco and Zizou, who was named after former France World cup winner, Zinedine Zidane.
Gounder said that the reason that her and Wahl chose not to have children was because of the nature of their professions, meaning they wouldn’t have the time necessary to focus on raising a child.
When did Grant Wahl and Celine Gounder get married?
Wahl and Gounder were married in Seattle in 2001. they met whilst studying at Princeton university.
The couple were together for over 25 years at the time of his passing.
Wahl graduated from Princeton in 1996 with degree in politics, whilst Gounder graduated in 1997 with a degree in molecular biology.
What has Celine Gounder said about Grant Wahl’s death?
Gounder posted on Twitter in the hours following her husband’s death to thank people who had sent their condolences.
Her post read: “I am so thankful for the support of my husband soccer family & of so many friends who’ve reached out tonight. I’m in complete shock.”
Her tweet was in response to a US soccer statement regarding Wahl’s death.