Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White shares rare pics with daughter Gigi, 26, as she ‘charges herself’ over Ryan Seacrest’s presenter messages.

VANNA White shared winning photos with her rarely seen daughter Gigi Santo Pietro on Instagram.

The Wheel of Fortune letter host is reportedly taking steps to increase her salary when Ryan Seacrest takes over.

Vanna White shared photos with her daughter while reportedly pushing for a well-deserved raise


Vanna White shared photos with her daughter while reportedly pushing for a well-deserved raisePhoto credit: ABC
Vanna wrote,


Vanna wrote, “Happy 26th Birthday to my beautiful, sweet and talented daughter!”Credit: Instagram/officialvannawhite
Vanna's daughter - she has two children with her ex-husband - is a tattoo artist in LA


Vanna’s daughter – she has two children with her ex-husband – is a tattoo artist in LAPhoto credit: Instagram/gigisantopietro

Vanna, 66, smiled in the four snaps with her daughter.

The TV star wore a patterned top and her radiant brunette counterpart wore white.

“Happy 26th Birthday to my beautiful, sweet and talented daughter! I love you Gigi!” Vanna wrote.

One fan replied: “She’s beautiful!”

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Vanna White

Another begged: “VANNA why did you allow Seacrest as the next host. That’s your job!”

A third wrote: “As the years pass, Gigi becomes more of a mirror of you… especially around her eyes!”

And a fourth wrote: “Two beautiful young ladies.”


Vanna shares Gigi and their son Nikko, 29, with her first and only husband – restaurant owner George Santo Pietro.

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They split in 2002 and since 2012 Vanna has been dating contractor John Donaldson.

“He’s kind, understanding, and lets me be myself,” Vanna once said Weekly closer.

Gigi works in a tattoo parlor in Venice, California and loves to feature her stick and poke illustrations on her own Instagram.


The snaps come just days after Wheel of Fortune broke the big news that Ryan, 48, will be succeeding Pat Sajak, 76, in June 2024.

Multiple outlets have also reported that Vanna would like to stay on the board alongside Ryan and seek a pay raise.

TMZ confirmed that Vanna makes about $3 million a year.

Her salary has reportedly remained the same for 18 years.

Pat reportedly makes about $15 million a year, according to the outlet.

While negotiations between Vanna and Sony have become “very difficult,” an insider familiar with the situation told the outlet:

“After 41 years as a model staffer and more the face of this show than him.” [Pat]Charging 50 percent of what he earns seems like a given.

Another source claimed the hostess “feels like it’s a statement for all women” and is reportedly negotiating “a modicum of justice.”

Vanna has reportedly “hired high-profile trial attorney Bryan Freedman,” who previously led the disgraced Jeopardy! had represented. Producer-turned-host Mike Richards – “to sort out the pay gap,” reported PuckNews.

Weekly entertainment reported last week that the co-host is “currently in negotiations” and “no agreement has been reached.”

RYAN is pleased to host “with Vanna White”.

Wheel of Fortune announced via Instagram that the 48-year-old star will succeed Pat, 76, at the end of next season.

Featuring a souped-up photo of the TV star, the caption read: “It’s official! Beginning in 2024, Ryan Seacrest will take the stage as the new presenter of Wheel of Fortune.”

“We’re so excited – Welcome Ryan!”

Ryan also shared a detailed statement on social media, confirming that co-host Vanna, 66, will remain on the puzzle board in September 2024.

He said: “I am truly honored to be following in the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak.”

“I can say, along with the rest of America, that it has been a privilege and a sheer joy to see Pat and Vanna on our television screens for an unprecedented 40 years.”

Ryan concluded, “I can’t wait to continue the tradition of spinning the wheel and collaborating with the amazing Vanna White.”

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Game show legend Pat began hosting Vanna in 1981 and has been on for 40 seasons.

Ageless Vanna, whose contract expires in 2024, has made it clear she doesn’t want to go anywhere and called the prospect of retirement depressing.

Vanna White hasn't had a raise in 18 years and plans to remain co-host if Ryan Seacrest replaces Pat


Vanna White hasn’t had a raise in 18 years and plans to remain co-host if Ryan Seacrest replaces PatCredit: Instagram/wheelofffortune
She has hired a lawyer to get


She has hired a lawyer to get “50 percent of what Pat Sajak earns” when he retires, and according to various media outlets, “the company is currently in negotiations.”Photo credit: Getty


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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