Vanna White
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Television personalities and program hosts are the indicator of the shows up to which it is going to flourish shortly. As rudder is a vital thing in the ship which determines the direction, they play the role of rudder in the shows.

Vanna White is one of the television personalities and program hosts who have been associated with Wheel of Fortune for a very long time. With her talent, dedication and wonderful presenting skills, she has always grabbed the attention of her audiences.

Husband, Children & Divorce

Vanna White was previously engaged to the Young and the Restless actor John Gibson. But there was a tragic incident that took place in her life. Her then-fiancé died when the plane he was flying crashed near Los Angeles outside Van Nuys airport. The death of her fiance was a devastating phase in her life but her career in Wheel of Fortune and the outpouring of love from her fans helped her cope with the tragedy.

After her tragic incident, the charming television personality fell in love with the restaurateur George Santo Pietro. Vanna got married to her boyfriend on 31 December 1990.

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Vanna White with her ex-husband

Vanna and her husband George then welcomed two children. The Wheel of Fortune hostess announced the news of her pregnancy in a unique way in 1992. During a taping of the show, Vanna announced her being pregnant with a puzzle that revealed the letters V-A-N-N-A'S P-R-E-G-N-A-N-T. But a couple of weeks later, Vanna, who was excited to welcome the bundle of joy in the spring that year, had a miscarriage. 

But after the miscarriage, she successfully became a mother in 1994 to their first son Nicholas Santo Pietro. After Nicholas, she gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Giovanna Santo Pietro on 1 July 1997. 

Vanna White with her children

Unfortunately, just five years after welcoming their second child, Vanna and her husband got divorced in November 2002. Following the sourness in their relationship, the couple decided to part their ways.

Is Vanna White Dating Now?

Divorce with her ex-husband George Santo Pietro was not an end to Vanna's love life. She then found love in a businessman, Michael Kaye and even got engaged to him. However, their relationship couldn't survive long as they called their engagement off a year later citing poor timing.

After facing several tragedies in her life, Vanna met the real estate developer John Donaldson. John owns a construction development company in California and is the JDC Construction + Development Group president.

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Vanna White with her family

Vanna, who knew that he had something special even in their first meeting, began dating John in 2012. After dating for three years, the couple decided to go public in 2015 at a star-studded event in Beverly Hills.

She is currently in a live-in relationship with her real estate developer boyfriend whom she met when a friend brought him to one of her barbecues.

In the 1970s, Vanna fell in love with businessman Gordy Watson who was later found to be cheating on her. After that, she reportedly dated Casey Ortez with whom she had an abusive relationship. Casey died in 1982 after he took his own life. 

How Much Is Vanna White’s Net Worth And Salary?

The hostess of the American television game show, Vanna White's salary is estimated to be $10 million yearly. She has collected a huge net worth with a whopping salary that she has assembled from her job. As of 2022, her net worth is calculated to be $85 million.

Famous for her job on Wheel of Fortune (1983) as "Letter Turner," Vanna's first game show was as a contestant on the June 18, 1980 episode of show named The Price Is Right. In October of 1982, she was hired as one of three substitute hostesses, after hostess Susan Stafford left the show, the Wheel of Fortune.

She successfully became the show's regular hostess on December 13, 1982, and she continues to co-host the evening version of the show along with her co-host Pat Sajak. When we look at the history of her appearance, as of May 2018, she has appeared on more than 6600 episodes.

Short Wiki And Bio

Vanna White, who knows that she has the greatest job in the world, was born on February 18, 1957, in Conway, South Carolina. Her age is 62 years old and her height is 5 ft 5 in (1.67 m). Her father abandoned the family after her birth then Vanna’s mother married a man named Herbert Stackley White Jr. She adopted Herbert’s last name, “White”. She has a younger brother named Herbert whose nickname is Chip.

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