Pat Sajak has accomplished a lot in the entertainment industry as a game show host for several decades. In addition to his career accomplishments, he is a proud father of two children. Meet them.
Pat Sajak is an American TV personality famous for being the longtime host of the family game show "Wheel of Fortune." The star has fronted the syndicated daytime series since 1981, leaving many glued to their screens.
However, there is more to Sajak than being a celebrity. The onscreen personality is a loving husband and doting father. He has been married to former playboy model Lesly Brown for over three decades. The lovebirds exchanged vows in 1989 at a church in Annapolis, Maryland.
[Left] Pat Sajak and Lesly Brown at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on April 28, 2017; [Middle] Pat Sajak and Lesly Brown with their kids when they were little; [Right] Pat Sajak and his children, Patrick and Maggie Sajak. | Source : Getty Images instagram.com/maggiesajak
Like many couples, marriage changed Sajak and Brown's lives. For the latter, it meant she had to rethink going to law school.
The former model graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 and planned to become a lawyer someday. However, after tying the knot, she decided to stay home and raise "a little Sajak." Her decision paid off.
Today, she and the game show host are doting parents to two exceptional children, their son, Patrick Sajak, and their daughter, Maggie Sajak. Here are some essential facts about the couple's children, including their professional achievements and lives away from the spotlight.
Lesly Brown and Pat Sajak in the United States. | Source: Getty Images
MEET PATRICK SAJAK
Patrick is the first of Pat and Brown's children. He was born on September 22, 1990, and unlike his parents, he shares very little on social media.
The man has an Instagram page with over a hundred followers but keeps it private. Irrespective of his quiet lifestyle, he has made rare appearances on "Wheel of Fortune." Nevertheless, he still tries to stay away from the public eye.
Lesly Brown and Pat Sajak at the premiere of "Mr. Saturday Night" on September 22, 1992. | Source: Getty Images
Patrick may not be as famous as his parents, but the man is successful in his field. In May last year, he graduated from medical school, making his entire family proud. Sajak bragged about his son's milestone during an episode of "Wheel of Fortune." Speaking to his co-host Vanna White, the TV personality said:
"So you mind if I do a little parental bragging here? So you know my son Patrick? You've known him all of his life. He's made it through medical school, and he's now officially Dr. Sajak, and we are very thrilled about that."
The proud father of two also joked, "The only troubling part is that he insists that I call him Dr. Sajak." In his concluding words, the TV star revealed that he "could not be prouder of Patrick."
Pat was not the only Sajak to celebrate the achievement. Maggie also took to her Instagram page to share the news with her fans. She posted a snapshot of herself embracing Patrick from behind and captioned the photo:
"My big brother officially became a doctor today, and I am the MOST proud. Congrats @patricksajak, MD 🩺👨🏼💼."
WHO IS MAGGIE SAJAK?
Sajak and Brown welcomed their second child Maggie on January 5, 1995. Today, the 27-year-old is heading in the same direction as her father. Maggie is deeply involved in the entertainment industry, pursuing a career as a television personality and singer.
Like her brother, the young lady has made appearances on "Wheel of Fortune." In January 2020, Maggie shared a series of posts that featured her posing on the show's set.
In one of the uploads, the model was clad in a black dress with a plunging neckline, paired with matching straps. She posed beside White, who looked stunning in a red and black dress paired with red stilettos. The pair stood in front of a massive emoji of the show's hosts in a vehicle. Maggie added the caption:
"Another fun show with @officialvannawhite (and of course the emoji of my dad and Vanna)!✨."
The second post saw Maggie and White looking dashing in pink and blue dresses respectively and smiling from ear to ear.
In the third, the model stood alone elegantly, donning a green lace dress and flaunting her long curly hair. The post garnered over three thousand likes and more than a hundred comments.
Maggie's journey to being a celebrity is going smoothly. In September 2021, she landed a job as the online host of "Wheel of Fortune."
She will be sharing interviews, exclusive videos, and behind-the-scenes moments with hosts, staff, crew, and contestants on social media.
Maggie may have her eyes fixed on being a TV personality, but she also takes an interest in music. She has released several songs, including "Wild Boy," and in 2013, she released the music video. The young star also has other interests, including law and medicine.
Maggie hopes to be a successful medical doctor someday like Patrick. During an interview with The Boot, she revealed she would continue to do music and medicine as they were her passion.
Despite all of her achievements in entertainment, Maggie considers family her topmost priority. The young star shares a strong bond with Patrick and celebrates him on special occasions.
During 2020's National Siblings Day, Maggie congratulated her big brother via Instagram. She shared a throwback picture of her and Patrick posing on a baseball pitch and smiling heartily.
Maggie is also very close to her mom. On April 21, 2020, Brown turned 55, and she received some kind words from her daughter via an Instagram post. Maggie shared:
"Always trying to be her mini-me, but who can blame me?! Happy birthday to the best mom (and best best friend) I could ever ask for!!!🤍🎉🤗,"
The caption accompanied a throwback picture of little Maggie resting on young Brown's legs.
Regarding her father, Maggie constantly serenades him with kind words and always celebrates him on special occasions like Father's Day.
Overall, the Sajak family is tightly knit, and family photos shared on social media cannot properly showcase their love for one another.