‘Wheel of Fortune’: Meet Vanna White’s Boyfriend John Donaldson

by Thad Mitchell

For what has been several decades now, the beautiful Vanna White has been making letters appear from thin air.

Now 64-years-old, White has been a part of the “Wheel of Fortune” family for decades with no intent on slowing down soon. Though she is mostly known for her role on the game show, the South Carolina native is also a film actress. She is also a former beauty pageant contest and was in competition for Miss Georgia earlier in her life.

She began her “Wheel of Fortune” gig in December 1982 when then-hostess Susan Stafford left the show earlier in the year. Now days, no one can imagine what the hit gameshow would be like without White’s presence.

Preferring to keep her personal life to herself, Vanna doesn’t often discuss life outside of the bright lights of “The Wheel.” The mother of two has been in a long term relationship for almost a decade now.

Vanna White’s Boyfriend is a California Contractor

Her boyfriend, John Donaldson, a California-base professional contractor, has been with Vanna for eight years. The two meet in 2012 via mutual contacts and quickly became friends and later became romantically involved. The two have been inseparable since entering into a romantic relationship though neither seems to be in a rush for wedding bells.

In an Instagram post wishing her fans a happy new year, White includes a photo of her family. Though the post is from a few years ago, it show a happy and smiling bunch.

“Happy new year from our family to yours!” White writes in the post’s caption space.

Not a lot is known about the 60-year-old Donaldson other than he certainly seems to make Vanna very happy. In a 2017 interview with Closer Weekly, she says John and herself are very happy and committed to each other.

“It seems to be working,” the game show hostess says. “So we’re both happy, so in my eyes I feel — in both of our eyes — we feel married. So I don’t think you necessarily have to have a piece of paper unless you want to. Everybody’s different, so for each his own.”