Dermatologist Sandra Lee — better known by her on-screen moniker Dr. Pimple Popper — has been changing the lives of many patients and viewers alike since she began posting online videos in 2014 to viral acclaim.
And though her TLC show has raised her cult following to mainstream popularity, many viewers still have questions about her personal life. Like, who is Dr. Pimple Popper's husband? And do they have kids?
Dr. Pimple Popper spoke exclusively to Distractify about several things — and we also got the behind-the-scenes scoop on her family dynamics.
So, who is Dr. Pimple Popper's husband?
Meet Dr. Jeffrey Rebish, Dr. Pimple Popper's other half and co-head of Skin Physicians and Surgeons, the couple's dermatology practice. And as much as Sandra lives her life in the spotlight, her camera-shy husband Jeffrey opts out of the public eye.
For example, in 2015, Sandra snapped a selfie of them, which she captioned on Facebook, "Getting my husband to take a photo with me is like trying to pop out a scarred cyst. Difficult!!"
Skincare humor aside, Dr. Pimple Popper revealed that working alongside her husband is the stuff dreams are made of. "He's the brains and I'm the personality," she says to me jokingly about their work dynamic. "We complement each other well, we have different things we do at the office."
Not every couple or family excels at mixing business with pleasure, though. Especially not in Hollywood. Just ask Brangelia or Tom Cruise and any of his many exes.
But the Upland, California dermatology duo has their dynamic all figured out: "The big thing, I think for everyone who works with their husband or a family member is the hierarchy," Dr. Pimple Popper explains. "We would never be able to work together if I worked for him or if he worked for me. The fact that we work alongside each other [is key], because we know we have each other's best interest at heart."
And when it comes to her fame and the myriad of spinoff projects that she's been courted with, Dr. Pimple Popper relies heavily on Jeffrey's viewpoints. "Like, if I ask for his opinion about something, and he thinks it's the stupidest thing, he'll tell me it's stupid and I respect that," she adds. "I know he cares about me — he's not just saying, 'Yea do that [stupid thing].' And that's what I think is nice about working with your husband. You know they have your best interest at heart."
Do Dr. Pimple Popper and Dr. Jeffrey Rebish have kids?
For as much news and information as there is circulating about Dr. Pimple Popper, her new board game, renewed show, book deal, and exponential net worth, there is little to no information about her family online. And judging from this back-facing Instagram of her "boys," that's probably exactly how she wants it.
Her sons, 12 and 13, are pretty much your average kids. "I once said to them, 'You know, your mom is a YouTuber'," the doctor shared. "And they were like, 'Mom, you are not a YouTuber. Please, don't ever say that.'"
In the end, what with her whirlwind TLC fame — which she sums up as "weird that people recognize me because that's never what I looked into doing" — her family keeps her grounded more than anything.
One of her sons watches her videos and monitors reactions and comments on YouTube. But the older kid, she says, "is like, 'I can't watch this stuff,' and I respect that." Fair and cool at the same time, what a celebrity mom.
All in all, Dr. Pimple Popper says of how her fame has affected her family, "I don't really act like anything's different."
Sandra is #momgoals, #relationshipgoals and #chillgoals, all in one.
Tune in to Dr. Pimple Popper on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on TLC.