Sam Dekker Wife Olivia Harlan: Married Life And Kids

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Sam Dekker got married to his wife, Olivia Harlan, in 2018 and welcomed a son. The two are seen living an ecstatic marital life with their baby boy.

American athlete Sam Dekker and his wife Olivia Harlan through a mutual friend and not during one of the games.

They were a little hesitant at first, but later they clicked and spent their first date watching the Packers game at a bar.

And interestingly enough, Olivia said ‘I Love You’ for the first time during the Packers game after one month.

Sam Dekker, The Small Forward For The London Lions
Sam Dekker, The Small Forward For The London Lions (Source: London Lions)

Samuel Thomas Dekker, 30, is an American professional basketball player for the London Lions of the BBL.

Sam started playing basketball at his hometown’s Sheboygan Lutheran High School, where he led his team to their first-ever inter-state title.

His outstanding gameplay won the acknowledgment of all the scouts, landing him a scholarship from the University of Wisconsin.

His brilliant performance won him the West Regional Most Outstanding Player in 2015, prompting him to declare for the NBA draft.

Sam Dekker got drafted as the 18th pick by the Houston Rockets and later played with LA Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors in the NBA. 

Moreover, Dekker has played basketball in foreign leagues including in VTB United League, BSL, and BBL.

Sam Dekker’s Wife: Olivia Harlan

The former NBA player is married to Olivia Harlan. They tied the knot back in 2018.

Olivia Harlan is a 31-year-old sports personality who exclusively works in the field of broadcasting.

She is a sportscaster and sideline reporter for top broadcasting companies like ESPN, Westwood One Sports, and Big Ten Network, covering sports like NCAA football, NFL, and basketball, respectively. 

Olivia Harlan Covering An NFL Game
Olivia Harlan Covering An NFL Game (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, her career in sportscasting is a successful one. She has also been a sideline reporter for Atlanta Hawks on Fox Sports South.

Besides, the 2010 Miss Kansas Teen USA serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Cancer Family Foundation.

Olivia Harlan Family

Olivia was born to her father, Kevin Harlan, and mother, Ann Harlan, on April 8, 1993.

Her father, Kevin, is a television and radio sports announcer and has broadcast 13 consecutive Super Bowls.

He announced NFL and college basketball games on CBS and the NBA for TNT.

Olivia Harlan With Her Father Kevin Harlan
Olivia Harlan With Her Father Kevin Harlan (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Kevin and Olivia became the first father-daughter duo to announce an NFL game with Olivia as a sideline reporter and Kevin as a play-by-play announcer.

In addition, her grandfather Bob Harlan is a former football executive and was the president of the Green Bay Packers for 19 years.

Olivia also featured in a training camp web series for the Packers as a co-host.

Besides, she grew up with three siblings, two sisters (Abigail and Haley) and one brother (Robert).

Sam And Olivia’s Married Life: Do They Have Kids?

The couple have now been married for 5 years.

The two got to know each other through a mutual friend. Olivia said, “We had so much in common, and it was obvious we’d be the perfect match.”

At first, she became hesitant, but when they started talking, she couldn’t agree any less with her friend.

Sam Dekker And His Wife Olivia Harlan
Sam Dekker And His Wife Olivia Harlan (Source: Instagram)

After 8 months of dating, they finally decided to take the wedding vows on 15th July 2018 at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Door County, Wisconsin.

Moreover, they were voted the People of the Year in 2018, by the Sheboygan Press.

Meet Sam And Olivia’s Son

Sam and Olivia are proud parents to a cute baby boy named Harlan Wolf Dekker.

On May 9, 2022, the couple experienced overmounting joy when they became parents for the very first time.

Sam And Olivia With Their Harlan
Sam And Olivia With Their Harlan (Source: Instagram)

With the arrival of their son, their family is added with more joy and happiness. The couple is seen embracing each moment with their son.

Moreover, little Wolf appears on Mommy and Daddy’s Instagram posts frequently


Agraj Bhatta

Agraj Bhatta is a sports enthusiast with a talent for capturing the essence of athletes' journeys through his writing. His articles offer readers a glimpse into the world of sports, from the adrenaline-fueled highs of victory to the heart-wrenching lows of defeat.


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