‘Wheel of Fortune’ Drops Epic Throwback Pics of Vanna White & Her Kids for Mother’s Day

by Will Shepard

Wheel of Fortune has been lucky enough to call Vanna White its hostess for almost 40 years. So, on Mother’s Day the iconic game show decided to pay tribute to their legendary hostess.

The game show chose two awesome pictures of their hostess with her family. Vanna White has countless pictures with her son, Nikko Santo Pietro, and daughter, Gigi Santo Pietro.

Wheel of Fortune posted two pictures of Vanna with her children. One of the pictures is from many years ago on what appears to be Mother’s Day too. The other picture that the game show shared for the game show host was much more recent. It looks like a selfie taken with her children.

Either way, both pictures are awesome and showcase just how happy she is with her children. Wheel of Fortune also said, “To @TheVannaWhite and all the moms out there: Happy #MothersDay!”

How the “Wheel of Fortune” Hosts Will Be Spending Their Mother’s Day

In addition to sharing a heartfelt Mother’s Day message to Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune shared a puzzle for its fans. They asked how Pat Sajak’s wife will make it through her Mother’s Day brunch.

“Pat & Vanna wish you a happy #MothersDay weekend!” the Wheel of Fortune social media team posted on Friday, May 7. The game show also provided a short video clip along with the message. During the video clip, the co-hosts of the game show talked about their own Mother’s Day plans. Each had different ideas about what was in store for them.

“So, Mother’s Day Sunday, with the grown kids, no one to bring you breakfast in bed?” Sajak said. To which, Vanna replied with a sigh, “No.”

“Well, I’m sorry, you’ll have to make do,” Sajak replied. Then he said, “I’m [going to] make my wife breakfast in bed…”

“Nice!” White responded. Then the Wheel of Fortune host added a hilarious quip, “I hope she like beef jerky ‘cause that’s what I, that’s my specialty.”

Sajak and White Still Spend as Much Time With Their Children as Possible

Each of the game show hosts have adult children now. Sajak’s wife, Lesly Brown, is a former model who has since become a professional photographer. Together, they have two children – Patrick, who is 30 years old, and Maggie, who is 26.

Vanna White on the other hand, was married to George Santo Pietro until 2002. Their children are 26 years old and 23 years old.

“We’re faced with a lot of positives and negatives, and we have to accept them and do whatever we can to get through it,” White said in an interview in 2018. “It’s like if you break an arm — it takes time, but it does heal. Life is not perfect — just try to make the best of it. Be strong, be kind to people and be happy.”