In the early 1980s, Vanna began dating John Gibson. John Gibson was a dancer turned actor. After being in love for several years, they got engaged in the mid-1980s, their relationship ended after he was killed in a plane crash in 1986.
After spending a mournful life for several years, Vanna finally got married to George Santo Pietro. George Santo Pietro is a restaurant owner. They got married on the 31st of December 1990. The couple is parents to two children, son Nicholas, and daughter Giovanna. However, this married life came to an end in 2002 and they finally got divorced on the 15th of May 2002.
Two years later, Vanna got engaged to Michael Kaye. Michael Kaye is also a businessman and a senior partner in a large leveraged buyout fund. They got engaged for about two years from 2004 to 2006 but they never got married.
Vanna has been active in television since 1980. On the 20th of June 1980, she took part in a game show, The Price Is Right as one of the contestants of the show but she did not make it onstage. In October 1982, when host Susan Stafford left the show Wheel of Fortune, she was chosen as one of the substitute co-hosts of the show, and later on the 13th of December 1982, she was announced as the regular host.
Vanna has also made cameo appearances on TV shows like L.A. Law, 227, The King of Queens and Full House, and on films like Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult, Double Dragon. She rose to fame after the syndicated version of this show was released at the end of 1983. She has also posed for a Playboy pictorial in 1987.
Her net worth is said to be around $40 million. However, several sources claim her to be worth over $50 million. Vanna makes most of her fortune from her hit show The Wheel of Fortune, which is reported as $8 million a year.
In 1993, Vanna sued Samsung Electronics for featuring a parody of her in one of their TV commercials. She received payment of $403 thousand in the settlement.
In early 2015, rumors came out - Vanna has been fired from her show, The Wheel of Fortune due to her compulsive roulette-playing habit, but Vanna hasn't addressed the rumors and is still the host of the hit show. And in October 2017, she celebrated her 35 years of association with the show. Vanna has a new three-year extension with Wheel and will make a reported $4 million a year as per her new contract
On November 22014, Vanna listed her Beverly Park house in the market with $15 thousand rent a month. Built-in 1997, her 14,554 square feet house consists of 8 beds, 10 baths, with 4+ car garage.