Vanna White mentions her performance on Wheel of Fortune for helping her after the tragic death of her fiance.
The blonde bombshell has been a main component of the syndicated game show for almost four decades. White started her revolving letter duties in 1982 and has become a staple in the game show world.
It was her chemistry with host, Pat Sajak, who convinced show maker Merv Griffin to give her the pioneering job.
“He said it was like fraternal and sisterly chemistry,” said the 62-year-old in People magazine.
White explains that she and her friend Sajak had only one fight in the time they knew each other. It was more a fight about whether or not to hear ketchup on a hot dog. Chicago native Sajak said ketchup is forbidden on a hot dog.
White struck a tragedy in 1986 when her fiancé The Young and the Restless actor John Gibson was murdered. The Gibson plane flew crashed outside the Van Nuys airport near Los Angeles.
“It was May 17, 1986. The second time I heard about it; I fell to my knees. It was just devastating. White now writes the outpouring of love from fans of Wheel of Fortune with helping her back then. I heard from so many people who had the same experience of losing someone immediately in an accident, and that really helped me. I didn’t feel that I was alone. Because when such a thing happens, you immediately think you’re the only one, “White remembers the challenging time in her life.
It’s not the only time that Wheel of Fortune fans her When life threw her a curveball, White suffered a miscarriage in 1992.
After announcing her pregnancy through a show puzzle, White had to viewers a few weeks later say that she lost the baby. Again, the outpouring of love and support from the fans has had an extraordinary impact on her recovery.
Vanna White has spent more than half of her life entertaining fans of game shows on Wheel of Fortune But those fans have also helped her in more than one way.
When she fiance lost, as well as a miscarriage, are just two examples of how White is blessed with the support of loyal viewers. It is one of the reasons that she is not going to say goodbye to her turn around or would rather touch the letter gig soon.