Vanna White is a famous co-host of the venerable game show Wheel of Fortune, a post she has held since 1982. Therefore, she is an American TV personality and game show hostess born in Conway, South Carolina. Her birth name is Vanna Marie White.
What is Vanna White’s age?
However, her parents who are Miguel Angel Rosich and Joan Marie Rosich gave birth to her on February 18, 1957. Therefore, she is 66 years old. While she was still months of age, her biological dad left them. This made her take her stepfather’s last name, Herbert White Jr., after her mother’s marriage to him. As a family, they relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where Herbert worked as a real estate agent and business owner.
Who is the husband to Vanna White?
During her career, Vanna crossed paths with other aspiring Hollywood actors, and she met John Gibson, the love of her life. Their engagement came shortly after she secured her role on Wheel of Fortune, but tragically, John passed away in a private jet crash just months later.
In 1985, she was out to dinner with Tracy Vaccaro and Jessie Eastland in Studio City, California, alongside Tracy’s ex-boyfriend, George Santo Pietro, a restaurateur. Vanna and George eventually married five years after this dinner, but their marriage ended in divorce on May 15, 2002. She also dated Southern California entrepreneur Michael Kaye with whom they were engaged from 2004 to 2006. However, they did not get married. Thereafter, she got into another relationship with John Donaldson. They have dated since 2012.
Who are the children of Vanna White?
Together with George Santo Pietro, they were blessed with two children who are Nikko Santo Pietro and Gigi Santo Pietro.
Vanna attended North Myrtle Beach High School in South Carolina. Later, she went to Los Angeles in the year 1979 to further her career in acting. However, she went back to South Carolina in the summer of 1980 to be with her mum, who suffered from ovary cancer.
What is her career?
Although she is best known as the Wheel of Fortune presenter, her career in show business started when she contested the Miss Georgia USA in the year 1978. However, she made her first appearance on TV on June 20, 1980, as one of the first four contestants on The Price Is Right. Unluckily, she never made it to the studio. Again, the same year, she played in an unfinished movie, that was later edited and released as “Gypsy Angels”
In 1987, she made shots from before and after her tenure on the Wheel of Fortune. She played Venus, the titular character, in the 1988 TV film “Goddess of Love.”
In June 1990, she made an appearance as the character of Doris in the horror thriller “Graduation Day.”
Also in 1992, The Guinness Book of World Records named her as television’s top clapper.
On April 20, 2006, she was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in appreciation of her great contributions to the entertainment business.
White’s estimated net worth is $85 million, which may change with time due to various factors.