Pat Sajak Is a Proud Father of Two Beautiful Children - Meet Both of Them
The “Wheel of Fortune” host mostly keeps his family away from the spotlight but he has enjoyed a three-decade marriage to his second wife Lesly Brown, with whom he shares a daughter and a son, both adults nowadays.
The actor and game show host has fronted the syndicated daytime series from 1981 to the present with great success, apart from many appearances in the media, but what do we know about his personal life?
Sajak married for the first time to Sherrill James in 1979, and while he felt confident about her being the love of his life, the relationship deteriorated over lack of quality time and conflicting personalities until they divorced in 1986.
Life gave the TV star a second opportunity and he didn’t let it pass, starting a new family with his second wife Lesly Brown. The two married in 1989 and have two children: son Patrick, born in 1990, and daughter Maggie, born in 1995.
PATRICK MICHAEL JAMES
“Patrick Jr.” is an extremely private person who has no known presence on social media.
He also refrains from joining his famous father in any high-profile appearances but has occasionally been photographed with him at sports events.
Born on September 22, 1990, Patrick has grown up to become a very handsome young man with a considerable resemblance to the show host.
As of January 2019, both him and his better-known younger sister reportedly still live at the family home in Severna Park, Maryland, as neither one of them has married or had children.
As a curiosity, Patrick had a sort of an “appearance” as an animated character in Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats.” On the 1994 episode “Chuckie is Rich,” his father was featured as a character with his real voice, and on the brief segment his three-year-old son “accompanied” him.
Pat's daughter is much more of a public person than her older brother. In fact, she is pursuing a career in the entertainment business as an aspiring country music singer and multi-instrumentalist.
Born in 1995, Maggie showed an interest in music from an early age, picking up the guitar when she was 12.
Despite being a performer that has released three singles, she is pretty much absent from social media just like her brother, but she has a personal website to promote her music.
The site has links to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts but they all seem to have been taken down for some reason. Contrary to her brother, Maggie often attends red carpet events with their father.
OTHER LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT PAT SAJAK
Sajak’s beginnings in broadcasting were on the radio in his hometown, Chicago, during the 1960s.
He was so eager to get started in the business that he didn’t doubt when offered a job at a Spanish-speaking radio station even though he didn’t speak the language.
Too bad Jerry Meals photo bombed us. Thanks to Pat Sajak and son Patrick for stopping by. pic.twitter.com/ELCW5fKMQ0— Joe Maddon (@MaddHalos) March 22, 2014
When he enlisted in the Army in 1968 he was deployed to Saigon, where he spent 18 months behind the microphones of the armed forces radio, speaking to the troops.
Back in the US, his military service took him to a base in Texas, and eventually to the Pentagon, where he worked running slide projectors for military officials.
In November 2019, Pat scared his fans after undergoing emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. The news was announced by the "Wheel of Fortune" Twitter account.
Thankfully, the host made his first public appearance three weeks after the medical procedure at a hockey game.