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"Today, I Am Happy:" After Years Of Heartache, Vanna White Found Love Again In Her 60s And She's Feeling Blissful

Date December 13, 2019

Vanna White married George Santo Pietro in 1990 but before then, she suffered a heartbreaking tragedy when she lost her then-fiancé, John Gibson, one of the actors in The Young and the Restless. Gibson was killed in a plane crash in 1986.

Speaking to People in 2019, Vanna revealed that being on Wheel of Fortune helped her cope with this devastating loss. She said that she found a lot of comfort in the outpouring of love from her Wheel of Fortune fans.

Vanna revealed that so many people reached out to her and shared their experiences and it was really helpful.

I didn’t feel like I was alone. Because when something like that happens, you immediately think you’re the only one.

She eventually moved on with George but in 1992, she faced another loss when she suffered a miscarriage one week after announcing to the world that she was pregnant. Vanna and George eventually split up in 2002.

Following this relationship, Vanna was unlucky in love once again. She was engaged to businessman Michael Kaye in 2004 but they called off their wedding in 2006.

Vanna White's boyfriend

The 62-year-old has gone through a lot of heartbreaks and tragedy in the past. But now she's happily in love with her long-term boyfriend John Donaldson.

John, a building developer, has been with Vanna since 2012 and they seem to have a solid relationship.

In an interview with CloserWeekly, Vanna revealed that she already felt married to John even though they hadn't officially tied the knot. When asked if getting hitched was in the plans, she replied:

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.

Vanna said she was all about focusing on the present.

Today I am happy just the way things are. The biggest surprise to my fans is probably how simple I live in real life. I’m a real down-to-earth girl.

She revealed to the publication that experiencing so many years of heartache was tough. But now, she felt she knew how to enjoy true happiness and it was all about doing what she could to get through the bad times while embracing the good days. She believed that time healed all wounds.

Life is not perfect — just try to make the best of it. Be strong, be kind to people, and be happy.

Vanna White's children

Vanna White's only marriage was to George and they welcomed two children in their union: son Nicholas and daughter Giovanna.

In another interview with CloserWeekly, the mom gave an update on her children, revealing that they did not actually follow her career path, she said:

My son is 25 and my daughter’s 22. She’s graduating college this year and my son is an organic farmer. He loves growing vegetables and fruits and that kind of thing. So they’re kind of on their path.

Vanna has had a very complicated romantic history but what's so beautiful is that she never gave up on love. After suffering a few heartbreaks and a big tragedy, she still opened her heart when the time came. And now, she's happy with the man she has chosen.

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