When you think of Pat Sajak you of course think of the long-time host of the extremely popular game show Wheel of Fortune, but the TV personality is more than just phrases and vowels, he is also a wonderful husband and father.
The 72-year-old was first married to Sherrill Sajak from 1979 to 1986. The pair did not have any children while together. However, that wasn’t the end of Pat’s love search, as he tied the knot once again in 1989 to Lesly Brown. The couple are still together after 30 years, and have two kids — son Patrick and daughter Maggie. In fact, the icon and his wife have even appeared on the program together a couple of times.
The legend is of course all about his family — and we know that they’ve been in his corner through it all, especially when Pat underwent emergency surgery in late 2019. Vanna White had to step in for her longtime pal while he recovered. “It did get easier as the shows went on,” the former actress exclusively told Closer Weekly of hosting the game show. “I wasn’t able to rehearse a lot before I [took over] because it happened suddenly. So I didn’t have any experience under my belt, you know. I was just kind of thrown into it. It was a lot to comprehend to carry a show, and I’m a very shy person anyway and don’t really talk a lot. So to have to carry the show was kind of scary.”
“It was very hard for me to watch because I don’t know, I think people don’t like to see themselves in pictures or to see themselves in videos or whatever, so it was kind of hard to watch because I was very nervous doing the show,” Vanna continued. “But I did it and again, the feedback has been great. And the fans have been very supportive so that makes me feel good. And I’m also happy to say that Pat Sajak is back to work now!”
On January 9, 2019, Vanna, Pat and his youngest child even met up to hang out during his first public outing. Now that’s one great kid!
Now scroll on down below to get some fun facts on Patrick and Maggie!
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