He has been at the helm of Wheel of Fortune for quite some time, but Pat Sajak hasn’t done it alone — his wife, Lesly Brown has been by his side.

Pat, 72, and Lesly, 54, met for the first time in 1988 through mutual friends in California. It wasn’t long after that the pair fell for each other. The game host was 42, whereas Pat was just 24 at the time. The two dated for a year and said their I dos in 1989. Fast-forward to today, and the couple have been married for 30 years and share two kids — Patrick, 28, and Maggie, 24.

While Lesly isn’t as well known as her famous husband, she has been an important part of his success. Keep reading to find out more about Lesly!

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Who is she?

Lesly was born on February 18, 1965 to parents, Michael and Maria Brown. She wasn’t an only child though, as she grew up alongside her two sisters — Wendy and Kelly. While her future husband ended up in our TV screens every weekday for years (and still does), Lesly went on to actually get a Bachelor’s in television production from the University of Maryland in 1986.

Her career

Aside from TV production, Lesly was also interested in a modeling career and found herself in various competitions — she was even crowned “Miss Georgetown.” However, she soon retired her modeling dreams to pursue another bachelor’s degree. “I left modeling to become a professional law practitioner,” she once told People.

Lesly, armed with two degrees, went on to become quite the famous photographer, and it is what she most focuses on today.

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TV appearances

She does have a degree in TV production, so it should come has no surprise that Lesly has actually graced the small screen a couple of times — she has appeared on Wheel of Fortune alongside Pat on a few occasions. She was also spokesperson for Sandals Emerald Bay in 2012, and showed up in some clips for them.

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Today

Lesly and Pat continue to be strong and happy in their longtime marriage. The pair are known to live in Severna Park, Maryland, with a second home in Los Angeles.