He was low-key and a bit of a homebody, like she is,” a friend of Vanna’s tells .
He abandoned the family and White took the name of her stepfather, Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate agent in what is now North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
White's first appearance in a game show was on the June 20, 1980 episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants.
After Wheel Of Fortune star Vanna and her ex-husband and Nikko's father George Santo Pietro, refused to give the money, the Enquirer claims that the monk has been trying to cut his teenage housemate off from his family, advising that Nikko 'follow his own path'.
Akinsanya, who is originally from the war-torn West African nation of Liberia, often appears on the college campus in his tradition yellow Hare Krishna robe to encourage students to visit his meditation center.
The TV star is said to be terrified about losing her son to the organization.
The Hare Krishna movement previously has been accused of brainwashing in a lawsuit for false imprisonment, among other claims.
Vanna White feared she was fighting to save her teenage son from being brainwashed by a Hare Krishna monk who was after her money, but now it transpires that the pair are exploring a gay relationship together.
Jaycee, who shares a small house with Nikko in Tucson, described his boyfriend's parent as 'wonderful people.' He told the National Enquirer that if they asked him to stop seeing their son, he would 'listen to their request and leave it to Nikko to decide.’With their distinctive saffron-colored robes, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness - or Hare Krishnas as they are commonly known - have seen a rapid growth in the movement since it started in the mid-Sixties in New York City.
In 2004, Vanna announced on , a man who, despite his success, also enjoyed the simple things in life.
“He was very different from George — which was exactly what Vanna needed.
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