Caspar Weinberger was an actual person. His real-life spouse was born Rebecca Jane Dalton. They were married from 1942 until his death in 2006.
Jane Weinberger graduated from nursing school and became a nursing instructor. During Reagan's presidency, she began writing children's books, in order to raise money for a beloved program Reagan had cut. She later founded a publishing house. She wrote over a dozen books during her career.
The Weinbergers had two children. Mrs. Weinberger died in 2009.