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Full NameGeorge Santo Pietro
First NameGeorge
Middle NameSanto
Last NamePietro
ProfessionRestaurant owner
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseVanna White (1990-2002)
No Of Children2

George Santo Pietro is famous as the ex-husband of an American television personality, Vanna White

White is best recognized as the co-host of the popular game show Wheel of Fortune, the game show which she has been co-hosting since 1982

Santo Pietro is a restaurateur.

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They were married for more than a decade

Santo Pietro and White got married in 1990

Prior to marrying him, she was engaged to John Gibson, a Playgirl magazine centerfold and Chippendales dancer turned actor whom she dated in the 1980s

Before they got married, Gibson tragically died in a 1986 plane crash. 

Vanna said when she heard the news on the 17th of May, it was so devastating that she fell to her knees.

Santo Pietro decided to part ways after 12 years of marriage. They got divorced amicably in 2002

George Santo Pietro and Vanna White were married for 12 years
George Santo Pietro and Vanna White were married for 12 years. Source: YouTube

He was previously in a relationship with actress Linda Evans

San Pietro was previously in a relationship with American actress Linda Evans. They dated for four years, from 1980 to 1984.

George Santo Pietro with actress Linda Evans in the 1980s
George Santo Pietro with actress Linda Evans in the 1980s. Source: Instagram

He shares two grown-up kids with White

White became pregnant with Santo Pietro's child two years after their marriage. 

She announced the good news on an episode of Wheel Of Fortune through a puzzle. But unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage. 

During an interview with People back in 2019, she said she wanted to be pregnant and have a baby so badly that when it finally happened, she immediately decided to tell the world. 

She also said that having to lose a baby after announcing it was devastating, but the good news is that she was able to become pregnant again and had two beautiful children.

Santo Pietro and White share a son, Nicholas "Niko" Santo Pietro, 29, and a daughter, Giovanna "Gigi" Santo Pietro, 26. 

Their daughter Gigi is a tattoo artist at Lincoln Tattoo Company based in Los Angeles.

White on marriage advice to her kids

White, in an interview with Yahoo Life, while reflecting on her 40 years of career on TV, also shared her marriage advice to her kids. 

She said that she has always given her kids the advice not to get married till they reach 30. 

She has told them they can be in a relationship and can live together but don't get married till they are 30, she added.

George Santo Pietro ex-wife Vanna White and their beautiful kids.
George Santo Pietro ex-wife Vanna White and their beautiful kids. Source: YouTube

"I was over 30 when I got married, and I am glad that I waited. I think we all go through many different things throughout our young life, and I think we mature as we get older", she continued.

She also reflected on her 40 years of career on Wheel Of Fortune, stating that every show is different with different puzzles, so she treats every show like it's a brand new one and there is no monotonous. 

She started it as a baby, and now she is no longer a spring chicken, so she just tries to stay healthy and be the best she can at her age, she said.

Who is White's current partner with whom she has been in a relationship for more than a decade?

White has been in a committed relationship with John Donaldson since 2012

Donaldson is the owner of the JDC Construction+ Development Group in California

The couple first met when a friend bought him in one of her barbecues. 

According to White, she recalled looking at him and thinking he was really cute the first time she saw him while talking to People

They ended up talking for a long time that night. It just works as both of them let one another be who they are.

During an interview with Yahoo Life, she said Donaldson is her soulmate and that she doesn’t see them ever being apart, and she is extremely happy with him. 

George Santo Pietro ex-wife Vanna White with her long-time partner Donaldson and kids
George Santo Pietro ex-wife Vanna White with her long-time partner Donaldson and kids. Source: YouTube

Net worth 

His net worth is currently under review. As of now, we have the net worth of his ex-wife Vanna White. White has a jaw-dropping net worth of $85 million.


  1. His age is under review.
Updated On Mon Aug 28 2023 Published On Mon Aug 28 2023 By Sabina

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