Is Vanna White married? No, she isn’t. Regarding her marital status, White is divorced. Earlier, she was engaged to playgirl centerfold/Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson after dating for few months in the 1980’s. Her fiancé Gibson died in a plane crash in 1986 ending their love life. In December 1990, she married George Santo Pietro who is known for being a famous restaurant owner. The couple ended their wedded life in November 2002 by getting a divorce. After that, she was linked with businessman Michael Kaye to whom she got engaged in 2004 but before getting wed, the couple separated in 2006. Let’s explore in detail about White’s biography below:
Who is Vanna White?
Vanna White also is known as Vanna Marie Rosich (real name) was born on February 18, 1957, which makes her age be 63 years old as of 2020. She is an American actress and television personality who is well-known for contributing as the Wheel of Fortune since 1982.
Early Life and Education
The American game show co-host was born in 1957 and her place of birth is in Conway, South Carolina, the United States. Born as Vanna Marie Rosich, she is the daughter of Miguel Angel Rosich (father) and Joan Marie (mother). At the stage of being an infant, her parents got divorced. She lived with her mother who later married to Herbert Stackley White Jr. Vanna took her step-father’s surname who was a real estate broker by profession. She received all sorts of care, love and affection from Herbert who played a crucial role that a guardian must provide to their child. Vanna moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her family because of her step-father’s profession who owns White’s Realty. Talking about her education, Vanna completed her high school in South Carolina and later studied Fashion by moving to Atlanta, Georgia.
Career and Professional Life
From her childhood age, Vanna was interested in fashion and modeling world. She participated in the Miss Georgia 1978 pageant contest but was unable to get victory over the beauty pageant contest. On June 20, 1980, she made her appearance as a contestant in a game show The Price Is Right. She was unable to make her path to onstage but the clip of her perform Contestants’ Row was later re-telecasted during The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special in August 1996.
In October 1982, Susan Stafford left the Wheel of Fortune which opened a door of opportunity to Vanna to be selected as one of three substitute hostesses. She became the regular hostess for the show on December 13, 1982. “Vanna Speaks!” which is Vanna’s autobiography was released in 1987 turned out a best-seller. The same year, she was featured Playboy pictorial where her picture photographed by her boyfriend was presented.
Vanna was featured in the NBC television film Goddess of Love in 1988 where she portrayed the role of Venus. Her cameo appearance was featured on various television shows like Super Mario Bros. Super Showm, L.A. Law, 227, Full House, The King of Queens and so on. Her cameo appearances also include movies like Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult and Double Dragon, both released in 1994.
She is also noted for appearing in the horror movie Graduation Day directed by Herb Freed where Vanna appeared as Doris. The horror movie was produced by Troma Entertainment.
She was also guest-starred on Fox’ Married…With Children where she the role of the Robert Redford. For WrestleMania IV, White worked as a guest timekeeper which took place on March 27, 1988.
White was recognized as “television’s most frequent clapper” by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1992. She was into the limelight after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 20, 2006, with Merv Griffin, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek.
In addition to her television career, she contributed her voice to The Real Story of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star which is a Canadian animated television special. Further, she served her voice to American animated television series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The biggest breakthrough in her professional television career came when she was signed for Wheel of Fortune until 2020 as a hostess.
White is single as of now and is divorced when her marital status is concerned. In 1990, she was engaged to John Gibson who left the world in 1986. In 1990, she married George San Pietro. With her spouse, she welcomed her first child as a son named Niko Santo Pietro in 1992. In 1997, the couple was blessed with a daughter named Gigi Santo Pietro. The couple divorced in 2002 after which she started dating businessman Michael Kaye. The duo got engaged but before celebrating their wedding, the couple separated for some undisclosed reasons.
Vanna has a height measuring 5 feet and 7 inches and her weight is supposed to be around 52 kg. She possesses an impressive appealing quality where her body figure measures 35-23.5-35 inches. Alongside with her hourglass figure, she is awesome in her brown eyes and blonde colored hair.
Salary and Net worth
White has experienced a successful journey in the industry from which she has accumulated a lot of income. Her earnings might be influenced by other lucrative deals and endorsement as well. As per some online sources, Vanna receives an annual salary of 8 million USD and has amassed a total net worth of 40 million USD. According to her website www.vannawhite.com, she once owned two learjets. Apart from financial value, Vanna has amassed numerous awards and titles.
Wiki and Facts
We can find Vanna’s biography prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. The Wheel of Fortune’s co-host is active on social networking sites where her Facebook page is available @OfficialVannaWhite where she has garnered more than 28k followers as of now. Similarly, her Instagram account is available @officialvannawhite and her Twitter profile @thevannawhite where she has been followed by more than 24k and 15k followers.