Get to Know Pat Sajak's Wife, Lesly Brown

Pat Sajak and Lesly Brown

Pat Sajak is a TV icon. The long-running (and soon to be former) Wheel of Fortune host rose up the ranks from being a radio DJ to a weatherman to the quippy game-show fixture we know and love today, earning a Guinness World Record for the longest host of the same game show ever. As familiar as the world is with Sajak, his married life is largely under the radar.

As his 41-year run comes to a close with his final episode airing June 7, 2024, get to know Pat Sajak's wife and kids, and get some insight into their relationships!

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Is Pat Sajak married?

Pat Sajak is off the market! He's been married since 1989.

Who is Pat Sajak's wife?

Sajak is married to Lesly Brown. They met through a mutual pal in 1988 at a restaurant opening in Irvine, California, when Brown was 23 and Sajak was 42. It was pretty much love at first sight! They tied the knot a year later.

Brown studied television production at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1986. She also pursued a modeling career, appearing in Playboy and being named "Miss Georgetown" before leaving the industry. She now works as a professional photographer and occasionally appears on Wheel of Fortune and at its promotional events with her TV icon hubby and Vanna White.

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Where do Pat Sajak and his wife Lesly Brown live?

Sajak and Brown live in Severna Park, Maryland, where they spend most of their time, but also have a second home in Los Angeles, where Sajak filmed Wheel of Fortune up until his retirement. He would film six episodes of the game show a day and as a result, only had to spend four days a month on the West Coast.

Does Pat Sajak have kids?

Sajak and Brown share two adult children, Margaret "Maggie" Sajak and Patrick Michael James Sajak. Both Maggie and Patrick made cameos on the show as kids. Patrick, born Sept. 22, 1990, celebrates his 34th birthday in 2024. He earned his medical degree in 2021 and is now a practicing family doctor. Maggie, born Jan. 5, 1995, celebrated her 29th birthday in 2024. She has pursued her passion for music as a performer and songwriter while also attending Princeton and Columbia University before earning a law degree in 2023. She has appeared frequently on Wheel of Fortune in recent years as a social correspondent.

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How did Pat Sajak's wife Lesly Brown handle his 2019 health scare?

When Sajak was hospitalized in late 2019 for a blocked intestine, Brown and their kids were at his side, even though he didn't realize it at the time because he was so heavily medicated.

"In the background [at the hospital], I could hear my wife and daughter talking," he recalled to Good Morning America in December 2019. "It sounded like they were a mile off, but they were right next to me! They were talking to each other. And I remember thinking, not in a morbid way, 'I think this must be death. This must be what death is like.'"

"Hearing their voices, I thought, 'Boy, their lives are gonna change now.' And I felt badly for them," he continued. "I didn't feel badly about dying. I felt badly that they were gonna have to deal with the aftermath. As it turned out, I was just high."

Who is Pat Sajak's ex-wife?

Prior to Brown, Sajak was married to Sherrill James Sajak. They met in 1978 and wed in 1979. The couple divorced in 1986.

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