Andrea Thoma is an accomplished physical therapist who gained both media and public attention as the wife of actor Grant Gustin. Her husband is best known for his work on the CW series The Flash. The two are married for a couple of years now. But the big question here is, how did Andrea Thoma and Grant Gustin first meet?
Besides, Thoma who belongs to a rich Borneo heritage was a versatile athlete in her school years and also set several records at the time. While talking about her parents, her mom is a part of the Kadazan ethnic group.
Today in this article, we’re going to discuss in detail her sibling, education, and many other intricate facts.
What does Grant Gustin’s wife Andrea Thoma do?
Andrea who was born Andrea L Thoma is a physical therapy specialist. She has been working in the field of medicine for over seven years. Thoma runs her own medical office located in Sunnyvale, CA.
Talking about her medical training, she participated in the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentive Program.
Furthermore, she also took training in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Other programs Thoma participated in include the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, the Medicare Maintenance of Certification Program, and others.
Additionally, she is a participant at Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care.
She was a track and field athlete at High School
Andrea was highly involved in track and field events while studying at the St. Thomas Aquinas High School, in Edison, New Jersey. She competed in Long Jump, 4 x 100 Relay as well as in 4 x 200 relay. She also ran 100 meters while in 12th grade.
In addition, LA Thoma widely played football at that time as well. She was selected as a senior from the high school to play in the 2005 NSCAA/Adidas All-Region III (Central) Team. She netted six goals against Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, setting a school single-game record.
Andrea continued playing football throughout her freshman and sophomore year.
Her Education: Graduated from Kent State University
After graduating high school, LA Thoma went on to enroll at Kent State University to study Exercise Physiology and earned her degree in 2009. She also worked in Virginia and Connecticut at the time.
Grant Gustin’s spouse then went to Old Dominion University to pursue her doctorate.
Who are her parents? Details on her age and siblings
Thoma was born on 11th July 1988, in Ohio, the United States of America. She spent her childhood along with three siblings. Andrea is the daughter of Judy and James Thoma. Her Kadazan mother is a native of the Island of Borneo.
Like her, Thoma’s brother Jon also played football at Ohio State. On the other hand, her sister Louise used to run a track at Mount Union and also majored in exercise physiology.
Thoma is Half-Kadazan and can speak Malay and Kadazan
Thoma spent the majority of her childhood in Ohio but can speak little Malay and Kadazan thanks to her mother, who regularly used the Kadazan language while raising her kids in the states.
It helped Andrea and the rest of her young family members to know about the Kadazandusun culture. She told The Jakarta Post,
“My mum makes sure that she speaks to us in Kadazan at times so that we would not be completely clueless about our other identity apart from being American.”
The physical therapist also revealed her family visits Sabah every few years. Therefore, their connection with their Borneo heritage is still the same.
Andrea and Grant Married in two ceremonies: First wedding was held in her native land of Sabah
The two first tied the knot in her mother’s hometown, Kg Kolopis Penampang, in Malaysia in December 2017. The customary Kadazan wedding called Miohon Pinisi was connected to her mother’s cultural heritage. The renowned ceremony was attended by only a few of their close friends and family members include Andrea’s parents and siblings and a few other close relatives.
It was also pretty important to keep these traditions alive as well as to continue to pass them down to future generations. Shortly after their wedding, The Flash star revealed the two wedded there to honor his wife’s ancestors. He wrote on his Instagram post,
“I did want to clear something up before the internet ran with it. It was incorrectly reported, without our permission that LA and I had a private wedding while we were here, but that’s not quite the truth. While we did have a beautiful, symbolic Kadazan ceremony to honor LA’s ancestors, we still won’t tie the knot until next year.”
Andrea Thoma second wedding in Los Angeles
After a preliminary wedding in Malaysia, Thoma and her husband Gustin officially exchanged their vows on 15th December 2018. Their wedding ceremony was held at Valentine DTLA, a 9,000-square-foot venue, in Downtown Los Angeles.
The couple kept their marriage to themselves until Gustin’s manager Robert Stein confirmed the nuptials on his Insta. A few days later, Thoma herself uploaded a photo from their wedding on her Instagram. She revealed her marriage date in the photo.
According to E! News, guests like Melissa Benoist, Max Chucker, Adam Kaplan, and David Diggs attended the big event.
How and when did they first meet?
Gustin and Thoma first came across during a dinner party in December 2016. The event was hosted by the Sabah Tourism Board. Sources say, the two immediately hit it off and dated for a couple of years before walking down the aisle.
Grant’s Impromptu Proposal to Andrea: Full Story
The couple who began their love affair in 2016, got engaged in the following year in April. Grant initially planned to propose to his girlfriend in Costa Rica, however, the actor had to cancel his plan after his movie which was set to film in Costa Rica was postponed.
After that, Gustin decided to ask his GF to marry while they were working out on a beach. So what happened was that the entertainer forgot the engagement ring was in their backpack which his GF almost spotted while putting her phone away. He told in an interview with Conan O’Brien,
“We worked out on the beach, I forgot the [engagement] ring was in my backpack. When we were sitting on the beach afterwards, I thought she saw it. It turns out she hadn’t [seen the ring].”
Grant proposed to her who initially thought that he was joking but eventually said yes.
“It was such an impromptu proposal and random moment, she thought I was joking, actually, when I proposed. It was obviously not a very good proposal. She laughed at first. But then she said yes.”
Here is the clip!
The couple announced their engagement with a captionless Instagram photo, showing a massive rock on her ring finger on 30th April 2017.
Andrea Thoma Net Worth
As of 2021, Grant Gustin’s wife Andrea’s fortune is $250,000. Thoma mainly makes a significant portion of her wealth from her own medical office.
Her Social Media activity: She Has a YouTube Channel
As for her social media involvement, Andrea is quite active on platforms like Instagram and Twitter. She has 722k followers on her Instagram. She mostly shares her working out photos on her social media handles.
Besides, Thoma runs her own YouTube channel named ‘Dare To Be Active with Dr. LA Thoma Gustin’. The channel boasts 54.8k subscribers.
Age and Height
Andrea stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m). Her age is 32 as of 2021.