Vanna White | Vanna White and Nikko Santo Pietro | Sources: Getty Images | Instagram/officialvannawhite

Vanna White posted rare photos of her son to celebrate his 30th birthday and fans cannot stop swooning over the “very handsome” man. He left tongues wagging with his good looks, which have been compared to his “beautiful” mom. Vanna’s son has carved an impressive career, achieving a great milestone last year.

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One of America’s favorite game show hostesses, Vanna White, has left her followers pleasantly surprised with the beautiful pictures she shared of her son. On June 10, the “Wheel of Fortune” star marked Nikko Santo Pietro’s 30th birthday with an endearing tribute posted on Instagram. Many gushed over his appearance, which they say resembles his mom.

Vanna White and Nikko Santo Pietro posing for a picture, posted on June 10, 2024 | Source: Instagram/officialvannawhite

Vanna White and Nikko Santo Pietro posing for a picture, posted on June 10, 2024 | Source: Instagram/officialvannawhite

Vanna’s post shows two photos—with one placed above the other—of her and Nikko. The first image displays a throwback moment of the mother and son when Nikko was just a baby. As he looks up at his mom with curious eyes, Vanna strokes his tiny face gently with her index finger while gazing down lovingly at him.

Vanna White with Nikko Santo Pietro when he was just a baby, posted on June 10, 2024 | Source: Instagram/officialvannawhite

Vanna White with Nikko Santo Pietro when he was just a baby, posted on June 10, 2024 | Source: Instagram/officialvannawhite

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The photo below the baby picture shows Vanna and Nikko standing side by side as they pose for the camera. This image shows Nikko all grown up, towering over Vanna and emulating her charming smile. “30 years ago today, my baby boy was born. Happy birthday @nikkoshow! I am so proud of the amazing young man you have become! I love you with all my heart!” she captioned.

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Flooding the comment section of the post with nothing but love and well wishes, Vanna’s fans were quick to praise Nikko. They also marveled at the striking resemblance he shares with his doting mom.

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“Happy special 30th birthday to your very awesome and very handsome son ❤️🎂🥰☀️,” swooned an admirer. Another, who was surprised by how much Nikko has grown, expressed, “Wow he’s 30?! Both of you look amazing. Miss you Vanna❤️.”

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“Happy Birthday to Nikko 🎂🎊🎉 Wow you both resemble each other so much!! ❤️❤️” wrote a fan. Someone else complimented, “He has mom’s good looks.” Echoing the sentiment, another admirer gushed, “He is as handsome as you are beautiful! Great smile!!!”

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While Vanna’s fans may know her from watching the TV personality on their screens, from her perspective and that of the birthday boy and his sister, Gigi Santo Pietro, she is simply known as mom.

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“I’m just like any other mother. Actually, I think I’m more of a mother because I grew up in the south, baking cookies and all of that. I’m just a mom,” Vanna previously said in an interview from 2014.

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The game show hostess, who continued to work on “Wheel of Fortune” until her pregnancies, went on to explain, “I’ve been famous their whole life so they don’t think anything of it.” However, Vanna also recalled moments when Nikko and Gigi recognized her stardom.

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It happened once her kids saw her star in an infomercial and when she appeared as a guest star in “Full House.” “It was totally out of sorts for them. ‘Wheel of Fortune’? Oh, well. They see that every day!” Vanna White joked.

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In the same interview, the beloved star also recalled fond memories of her time spent at the Hilton Waikoloa during the taping of “Wheel of Fortune.” At the time the 2014 interview took place, the last time she had been on the island was when Nikko was just 18 months old.

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“It’s fun to come back because I remember walking down the corridor and I remember looking down and there were these little lizards and I’d be walking with him,” Vanna disclosed.

Vanna White and Nikko Santo Pietro at the 65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Hollywood, California on December 1, 1996 | Source: Getty Images

Vanna White and Nikko Santo Pietro at the 65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Hollywood, California on December 1, 1996 | Source: Getty Images

Nikko has come a long way since being the tiny tot who would travel with his mom for her jobs. According to his LinkedIn profile, the 30-year-old is now a real estate agent, an investor, and a Spark’s LA ambassador.

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“With his passion for homes, he brings a wealth of architectural and design expertise. Nikko’s approach to business is one based on transparency and honesty and he aims to provide valuable market insights,” reads a portion of his lengthy LinkedIn biography.

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His illustrious profile boasts numerous accomplishments, including his esteemed position at The Agency RE, where he has been working for nine months. Apart from that and other impressive career feats, Nikko’s bio also provides details about him as a person: what his interests and hobbies are.

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Nikko enjoys cooking, which is a passion he picked up from his father, George Santo Pietro—former owner of Santo Pietro’s and Sushi Ko, two premiere Los Angeles-based restaurants. The real estate agent also grew up tending to a vineyard and garden.

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As for what he likes to do in his free time, Nikko’s bio divulges, “Nikko is a social enthusiast who frequently hosts poetry nights, fostering connections and bringing people together.” Additionally, the description includes: “He also enjoys playing the piano, reading, and prioritizing restful sleep.”

When Nikko Santo Pietro is not keeping himself busy with his hobbies and career, he enjoys lavishing in the camaraderie of friends, sometimes with a nice cocktail in hand as well.

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