The Truth About Vanna White And Pat Sajak's Relationship

"Wheel of Fortune" wouldn't be the same without Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Both became household names from the long-running show, Sajak as its host and White as its letter-turning hostess. Since the early 1980s, they've appeared in over 7,000 episodes of the spelling competition show together, developing a close bond along the way.

Throughout the years, they've also each had their own off-screen romances. White has been engaged and married multiple times before, including her engagement to John Gibson, who was tragically killed in a plane crash (via People). These days, she's dating contractor and businessman John Donaldson. Sajak, too, has had his own relationships away from "Wheel of Fortune." According to Parade, the show host has been married twice, including to his current wife Lesly Brown since 1989.

Despite their separate romantic lives, rumors have swirled for years that the two are dating. But the truth about their relationship may be even more surprising than any of the gossip.

Vanna White and Pat Sajak once told people they were in a relationship

Over the years, Vanna White and Pat Sajak have spent countless hours together filming "Wheel of Fortune." Viewers have long noticed their chemistry and how well they seem to get along. It's true that the pair hardly ever fight. In fact, White recently said on the "Drew Barrymore Show" that she always gets along with "work husband" Sajak, except for one argument "over putting ketchup on a hotdog."

The two also seem to share the same sense of humor, going as far as once joking about being a couple. Alongside Sajak, White explained in an interview, "Years and years ago, we did an April Fool's joke. I don't know that we said we were married, but we said something about being together, and we received toasters..." Sajak interrupted, joking, "It took a couple of years to convince [people] that we didn't need any more Crockpots."

Even though the host and hostess exude compatibility, their relationship remains strictly platonic. In 2019, White told Closer Weekly, "People at home see the chemistry between Pat and me. We are like brother and sister, and I think that is what makes it work." You don't have to buy a vowel to sum up their relationship status: BFFs.