Vanna White, 66, the Wheel of Fortune co-host, has reportedly reached a brand new contract deal for the Movie star Wheel of Fortune a part of ABC’s hit recreation present. A supply advised TMZ on Jul. 20, that the blonde magnificence’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, allegedly advised Sony that Vanna needed “50% of what Pat [Sajak] was making,” nonetheless, they might not oblige. The longtime wheel spinner reportedly “settled” for a contract that can pay her $100K per episode.
Pat, who has hosted alongside Vanna for many years, reportedly makes greater than $400K per episode. As such, Vanna will reportedly be making $300K lower than the 76-year-old for every Movie star Wheel of Fortune episode. Her contract for the syndicated Wheel of Fortune shouldn’t be up for an additional yr. Regardless of this, these negotiations have reportedly been “halted” amid the continued Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.
Final month, TMZ reported that Vanna was negotiating her Wheel of Fortune contract and had allegedly requested to be making “half” of what Pat makes. The tabloid claimed that Pat makes round $15 million per yr. As for the mother-of-two, she is reportedly taking dwelling round $3 million annually. Regardless of her hundreds of thousands in earnings, Vanna has reportedly not earned a single elevate within the final 18 years. “After 41 years as a mannequin worker and extra the face of that present than him [Pat], asking for 50% of what he makes looks like a no brainer,” an insider advised the outlet on Jun. 29.
The outlet’s supply claimed that the negotiations with Sony are “very tough” as the 2 events are usually not in settlement. A separate supply even advised TMZ that, Vanna sees this as a “greater” difficulty. “She feels prefer it’s a press release for all girls,” they alleged. Sony can also be in a “powerful spot” as Pat is leaving the present after the 2023 – 2024 season. Longtime TV character Ryan Seacrest, 48, is ready to take Pat’s place as soon as the Wheel of Fortune ends his decades-long run subsequent yr. On condition that main change, Sony reportedly doesn’t need to “lose Pat and Vanna on the similar time.”
Vanna has been a number on the hit recreation present for over 4 a long time and celebrated her fortieth anniversary on the present in Dec. 2022. On the time, she took to Instagram to commemorate the milestone with Pat. “I can’t consider I’m saying this, however 40 years in the past as we speak I taped my first episode of @wheeloffortune It’s been an exquisite 40 years, too!”, she gushed within the caption. “I’m so grateful to these of you who watch and everybody behind the scenes who make us look good. We wouldn’t nonetheless be right here with out all of you! (And the cake was scrumptious!)” Followers can re-visit the candy second in the video above.
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