Our favorite letter-turner, Wheel of Fortune‘s Vanna White, is a familiar face that everyone knows — but many fans don’t know much about her personal life, especially her children. The game show icon has two kids, daughter Giovana (a.k.a. Gigi) and son Nicholas (a.k.a. Nikko), and they both look quite similar to their famous mom.
Vanna’s two kids are from her first and only marriage to George Santo Pietro, a restaurant owner she was married to from 1989 to 2002. Although Vanna didn’t know if she would ever find love again after their divorce, the TV personality ended up falling for contractor John Donaldson in 2013 and they are still together to this day.
Even though Vanna and John spend a lot of time together, the Double Dragon actress also makes sure to spend an equal amount of time with her kids. In June 2020, Vanna celebrated Nikko’s birthday by hanging out with him and Gigi all day. “Happy 26th birthday to my amazing son, Nikko!” she wrote on Instagram. “So happy to have you home to celebrate! Love you!”
Vanna loves when her kids come to visit. When she was quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, Gigi stopped by to make sure her mom was alright. As they caught up with one another, Vanna’s daughter painted her mother’s nails a beautiful pale pink shade.
“Thank you, Gigi, for my manicure!” the mom of two gushed on Instagram again while adding the hashtags, “Mother-daughter time,” “stay home” and “stay safe.”
Thankfully, Vanna has been doing OK during the ongoing pandemic. She’s been seeing her children every chance she gets and has been teaching them her secret to lasting happiness. “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,” the Simon & Simon actress previously told Closer Weekly in November 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.”
Keep scrolling to learn more about Vanna’s two adult children.
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