He has been at the helm of Wheel of Fortune for almost four decades, but Pat Sajak hasn’t done it alone. The iconic game show star’s longtime wife, Lesly Brown, has been by his side throughout the majority of his run in showbiz.

Pat and Lesly met for the first time in 1988 through mutual friends in California. Even though Pat is 18 years her senior, it didn’t take long at all for the two to fall in love. After nearly a year of dating, Pat and Lesley said their I dos in 1989.

Fast-forward to today, and the couple have been married for 30 years and share two kids. They welcomed their eldest son, Patrick Sajak Jr., in September 1990, and daughter Maggie Sajak nearly five years later in January 1995.

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

Who is She?

Lesly was born on February 18, 1965, to her parents, Michael Brown 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 on our TV screens every weekday for years (and still does), Lesly went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in television production from the University of Maryland in 1986.

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Her Career

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

Later on, Lesly became quite the famous photographer, which is what she mostly focuses on today.

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TV Appearances

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

Today

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