Gigi Santo Pietro is mostly known for being the daughter of George Santo Pietro, an entrepreneur, real estate developer and restaurateur, and Vanna White, the legendary hostess of the game show “Wheel of Fortune”. Though her parents divorced many years ago, Gigi is still in good relationships with both of them. Let’s find out more about her career, education, current relationship status, net worth, etc.
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Early life and family
Giovanna “Gigi” Santo Pietro was born on 1 July 1997, in Los Angeles USA, so under the sign of Cancer, and holding American nationality.
She was born into the family of popular American actress and TV hostess, Vanna White, and a restaurant owner and real estate manager, George Santo Pietro. She has an older brother, Nicholas “Nikko” Santo Pietro. Gigi spent her childhood and youth witnessing the luxurious life of her parents, so she was not new to the entertainment industry. However, it didn’t impress her much, and she decided to go down her own path, not becoming an actress or a TV hostess, as her celebrity mother. However, she still posts her mother’s pictures on her Instagram account, and sometimes shares funny videos of her father.
One of them went viral, as it showed how a small bird flew into the room her father was sitting in, and landed right on his head, while he was calmly commenting on the situation.
Gigi’s mother, Vanna White
Vanna Marie Rosich was born on 18 February 1957, in Conway, South Carolina USA, into the family of Miguel Angel Rosich and Joan Marie Rosich. Her father divorced her mother when she was a young girl, so she took the surname of her step-father, a former real estate broker, who name was Herbert Stackley White Jr. Vanna started her career as a model, participating in various pageants from 1978, fighting for the Miss Georgia title.
— Vanna White (@TheVannaWhite) August 18, 2019
Right after her occasional appearances among the participants of the show called “The Price Is Right”, she was invited to become the co-hostess of the game-show “Wheel of Fortune” in October 1982, when the previous hostess Susan Stafford left the show.
Later she landed minor roles in such series and movies as “Gypsy Angels” (1980), “Graduation Day” (1981), “Midnight Offerings” (1981), etc., then started appearing in various shows and series as herself: “The A-Team” (1983 – 1987), “Gimme a Break!” (1981 – 1987), “Santa Barbara” (1984 – 1993), and “Double Dragon” (1994).
Her latest works include such series as “Just Shoot Me!” (1997 – 2003), “The King of Queens” (1998 – 2007) and “Fresh Off the Boat” (2015 – present).
Vanna dated John Gibson, a dancer and actor, in the ‘80s, and was already engaged to him when he died in the accident in 1985, which broke Vanna’s heart. She eventually married George Santo Pietro in 1989, and later gave birth to their two children, Nicholas and Giovanna.
Gigi’s father, George Santo Pietro
Gigi’s father, George Santo Pietro, was born on 12 December 1946, in Beverly Hills, California USA, into a family of Italian descent.
From his early age he had a big interest in business, so he started working when still a teenager, and evntually made his successful career as a restaurateur and real estate developer and manager. He also tried himself as a dolly grip on several movie projects from 1997 to 2003.
He got into the newspapers headlines when he sold his Italian Villa in Beverly Hills in 2007, which he previously bought for $50 million. The mansion had a 30,000 square feet backyard, 15 bathrooms and nine bedrooms, a huge open pool in front of the mansion, a wine basement and organic farm, along with a volleyball court. However, he sold it not even for half the price he paid – the mansion was bought for $23.5 million.
Vanna and George divorced in 2002, after living over 12 years together. He later married Melissa Mascari, who gave birth to their child, the third one for George, and the first one for Melissa. George is still on good term with both of his elder kids.
Gigi matriculated from her local high school in 2015. There is no information about her further education. Even though she is quite active on social media, she didn’t share which university or college she is graduating from.
Being the daughter of a world-famous celebrity, Gigi started attending various public events from her early years. In 2008 she modeled along with her mother on a small fashion show promoting Vanna’s new brand of yarn called “Vanna’s Choice” – things made of yarn were very popular those days, so Vanna made a nice amount of money on that business.
However, Gigi decided to step aside from the public life of her parents, and focused on arts. She is really into photography, drawing and painting, and has received several Silver and Gold Key Prizes from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from 2013 to 2014. She has a personal website which demonstrates all her works.
Little is known about Gigi’s personal life, as she knows how reporters and paparazzi can speculate on various details they find out about celebrities’ private affairs. She has never posted any photos of former or current boyfriends, so one can only guess if she is single or in relationship – Gigi is still keeping silent.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Gigi likes travelling around the globe, and often accompanies her mother on her business trips. She likes reading books – her favorite one is Lewis Carroll’s’ “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Other Stories” . She likes going out with her friends to various nightclubs and rock concerts. Her favorite movie is “Pulp Fiction”. Her favorite animals are dogs and horses.
Happy Birthday to the most beautiful girl in the world, my daughter Gigi! I love you! #love #specialbond
Social media presence
Gig has her account on Instagram which is followed by only 650 subscribers. She doesn’t have any Twitter or Facebook accounts, while her mother’s Twitter profile is followed by more than 28,000 people. Vanna often posts a lot of personal and family pictures of her kids, father and other close friends and relatives. She also has an Instagram account which is followed by over 34,000 subscribers, and has more than 630 posts.
Appearance, clothing style
Gigi has naturally very curly dark brown hair and hazel eyes.
Her height, weight and vital statistics are not available at the moment. As to her clothing style, she prefers casual looks, but especially likes leather clothes: jackets, belts, trousers.
Net worth and salary
Nothing is known about Gigi’s net worth is estimated at less than $100,000. However, it is known that her father’s net worth, according to authoritative sources, is estimated to be around $14 million, while her mother earns $4 million as her annual salary, having a net worth of $50 million, accumulated working hard as a hostess, producer and actress.
Gigi is only starting her professional life, so her personal net worth is only going to grow in future.