Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak is one proud dad after this major announcement on TV. His daughter Maggie also voices a sweet reaction.
Pat Sajak had a “parental bragging” moment on last night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune. Aren’t those every parent’s favorite moments?
Pat Sajak Brags About Son
Well, bragging rights were in order for Pat Sajak’s oldest son, Patrick. According to his beaming father, Patrick just graduated from medical school.
“So, do you mind if I do a little parental bragging here?” Pat Sajak asks his Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White. “So, you know my son, Patrick. You’ve known him all his life. He’s made it through medical school, and he is now officially Dr. Sajak, and we are very thrilled about that.”
“Oh! That’s wonderful!” gushes White.
“Umm.. the only troubling part is, he insists that I call him Dr. Sajak. No, Lesly and I couldn’t be prouder, and I tried to get him into geriatrics, but he refused. But that’s a personal thing,” laughs 74-year-old Pat Sajak. “Anyways, congratulations, son, and we will see you all next time, take care!”
Pat Sajak and his wife Lesley Brown have been married since 1989. Prior to their union, Sajak tied the knot with Sherrill Sajak from 1979 until 1986. Together Lesley and Pat had two children, 30-year-old now Dr. Patrick Sajak, and 26-year-old now Wheel of Fortune’s online media consultant Maggie Sajak.
While Patrick Sajak has not interacted much with Wheel of Fortune like his father, Maggie Sajak has grown more involved in the show.
Maggie Sajak Honors Her Brother
Maggie took to both her social media accounts to celebrate her older brother’s exciting achievement.
“So proud of my big brother!” she said on Twitter, over the video of Pat Sajak’s TV announcement.
Many fans swooped in to honor the whole Sajak family on Patrick’s graduation.
“Congratulations to the Sajak Family!” said one person. Another user said, “Awesome feat Dr. Sajak!!!”
Maggie also posted on Instagram an adorable photo of the siblings smiling while Maggie hugs Patrick.
“My big brother officially became a doctor today, and I am the MOST proud. Congrats @patricksajak, MD!!”
Although Patrick’s Instagram account is private, one of Maggie’s followers hilariously commented their congratulations. They also leave a funny Wheel of Fortune pun.
“Quite an accomplishment. I want to buy a bowel!”
Wahoo! Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Sajak and his proud father, Pat! Your family and the Outsider family are so excited for your bright future!