Pat Sajak sends well-wishes to Alex Trebek following cancer diagnosis: We ‘are pulling for you'
'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak was among the first to extend his positive wishes to Alex Trebek after the longtime 'Jeopardy' host told fans he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Vanna White has stood by 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak's side for 30 years, but while he recovered from surgery, it was her turn to sit in the lead seat.
The 62-year-old television personality revealed that she was actually surprised when the game show's producers approached her about taking over as host.
'Wheel of Fortune' hostess Vanna White shuts down rumors of leaving the show: 'I ain't going nowhere!' The 62-year-old who has been hosting the hugely successful game show along with Pat Sajak has renewed her contract through to 2022.
'I was like, 'What? No. You're kidding, right?' He goes, 'No, I'm serious,' she told Good Morning America. 'And my first thought was, 'There's no way.' I don't pay attention to Pat.'
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'I'm busy with my letters and my puzzle board,' White joked. 'I mean, I'm hearin' him, but I don't really pay that much attention.'
She added she was 'terrified' but 'did it.'
TV personalities Vanna White and Pat Sajak attend The Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America's Game hosted by The Paley Center For Media at The Paley Center for Media on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)
'[You] have to be aware of everything that's going on, where before all I had to worry about was letters,' she explained. 'Now I have to carry the whole show, I have to talk to all three players and make sure I get their scores right.'
White will be hosting for three weeks while Sajak recovers from his emergency surgery.
The 73-year-old beloved leader of 'Wheel' left a taping in early November after suffering from intense stomach pain.
'Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine,' the show's Twitter account confirmed on Nov. 8.
'He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,' the statement said.
White said the moment she learned about her friend's health issues was 'horrible.'
'We've been together 37 years, and it's not the same -- we are a team,' she said. 'We're together. It just felt weird with him not being here on the set. You think the worst because you never know when you're going in for surgery. You never know what's going to happen.'
White previously filled in for Sajak in 1996 when he suffered from laryngitis.
'I just can't imagine doing this show without him, you know?' she said. 'And I hope he feels the same with me.'
So, with White filling in for Sajak, who is taking over her duties of turning the letters?
That's still not official, but the game show has partnered with Disney for a “Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway,' so expect a few familiar big-eared faces.
Vanna White is a popular American TV personality known for hosting The Wheel of Fortune since 1982. She was born as Vanna Marie Rosich in Conway, South Carolina on February 18, 1957 in North Mytle Beach, South Carolina. Her father was born of Puerto Rican and Croatian origins. When he abandoned the family, Vanna’s mother married Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate agent. Vanna took the name of her step father
Vanna’s first brush with the television was in a game show on June 20, 1980 in an episode from ‘The Price is Right’. She was one of the first four competitors to the show, but lost the game mid-way. When Wheel of Fortune hostess Susan Stafford quit on October 1982, White became a substitute hostess along with Summer Bartholomew and Vicki McCarty. On December 13, 1982, White became the regular hostess of the show. Due to her presence, the popularity of the show skyrocketed. In 1987, she came out with her autobiography titled ‘Vanna Speaks!’ which turned out to be a best-seller.
White even acted in a few TV serials and films. One of the films was the NBC-based TV film called ‘Goddess of Love ‘, in which she played the part of Venus. Though the movie was a flop, she had a good screen presence. She also appeared in quite a few TV shows including L.A. Law and Full House.
Vanna White – Husband and Children
Vanna White Leaving Wheel Of Fortune Married
White dated Playboy model and Chippendales actor John Gibson in the 80s. They were engaged but in the year 1986, he died in a plane crash. White kept herself away from the show for a while, ex-hostess of the show Susan Stafford filled for her.
Vanna Style Wheel Of Fortune
White then married George San Pietro, a restaurant owner in December 1990, she became pregnant in 1992 and announced the news through a smart puzzle, the answer of which was ‘Vanna’s Pregnant’. Unfortunately, she miscarried and later had a son in 1997 called Nicholas and a daughter in 1997, called Giovanna. George and Vanna divorced in 2002. For the next four years, she dated and got engaged to Michael Kaye, a business owner of a buyout fund in Southern California.
Vanna White – Net Worth and Salary
Her net worth is $40 million and her annual salary is $8 million. She successfully sued Samsung Electronics for making a parody ad on her game show for $403,000