She has such a big heart! Vanna White recently helped donate $2 million from the sales of her Lion Brand Yarn line to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN — and the Wheel of Fortune star couldn’t be more proud of the charitable accomplishment.
“I remember when I first started 10 years ago, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we reached a million dollars?’ And here we are at $2 million!” Vanna, 61, exclusively told Closer Weekly in the magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands now.
Vanna, who has been a lifelong knitter, also revealed that she often makes baby blankets for Wheel of Fortune crew members when they welcome children. “I love it, and it’s therapeutic. I’ve always got a project I’m working on,” she told Closer of her hobby.
While recently chatting with us, the game show icon additionally gushed about life with her longtime boyfriend, John Donaldson. “Will we get married? I don’t know. At this point, I feel like I am married. Everything is so good, there’s no reason to change anything,” she revealed.
The same goes for her work on Wheel of Fortune. Vanna shared that she has no plans to slow down and retire from the popular game show after appearing as host Pat Sajak’s right-hand woman for more than 35 years. “I love my job, and I can’t imagine not doing it,” she said.
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