Sherrill Sajak biography- Pat Sajak’s first wife

Who is Sherrill Sajak?

If you are from the 1960s, then I am sure you must have watched the famous TV game show “Wheels of Fortune.” Moreover, if you have, I am sure you know who Pat Sajak is, but in this article, we will focus on Sherrill Sajak.

She was a lesser-known figure, but she stood by her man even when the Sajak couple struggled. Pat married Sherrill when he was an ordinary next-door neighbor.

Let’s find out more about Pat Sajak’s wife, Sherrill.

Sherrill Sajak bio, relationships, career and net worth

Quick facts

Full nameSherrill James Sajak
Age78 years old
Sun signNo information
TraitsNo information
BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, USA
Currently ResidingNashville, Tennessee, USA
ParentsNo information
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsNo information
Marital statusDivorced
SpousePatrick Leonard Sajak
ChildrenNone from the marriage with Pat
EducationNo information
Net WorthLess than USD 1 million
Social MediaNone
Eye ColorLight brown
Hair ColorBlonde
Height5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)

The early life of Sherrill Sajak

Sherrill James Sajak's with her husband  Pat Sajak
Sherrill James Sajak with her husband, Pat Sajak

Sherrill Sajak was born in 1945, during World War II.

Considering the period, we can say she didn’t have such a great childhood because of the economic aftermath of WWII.

Sherrill has a middle name, James. She met Pat Sajak in Nashville, Tennessee.

Based on that, our best guess is that Sherrill Sajak was born there.

Patrick wasn’t the famous Pat Sajak back then but a next-door neighbor and a young guy. I doubt if their lifestyle or work needed to travel across the state. But, on the other hand, it is highly likely both were Tennesseans.


Patrick Leonard Sajak had fame and money, but that isn’t how their marriage came about.

Sherrill met Patrick Sajak in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1978. They decided to get married in 1979. After that, the couple exchanged vows in front of their loved ones.

The media did not cover it, which indicates Pat wasn’t famous.

Sherrill proved to be lady luck for Pat. Three years after the marriage, he finally received his life-changing break. He soon became the host of Wheels of Fortune.

Unfortunately, Sherrill Sajak and Pat were already experiencing trouble in their paradise. The couple could not handle the continuous pressure of fame.

After seven years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1986.

The divorce was very quiet. There were no children between the couple, and some claim that is why they got divorced.

In the following months, Sherrill Sajak went completely low-key and disappeared from the public eye.

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Pat Sajak (husband)

Pat is from Chicago, Illinois. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and worked as a disc jockey. 

Pat has hosted the Dawn Buster show. In addition, he worked as a weatherman at KNBC-TV, which turned out to be an excellent career move.

In 1981, Merv Griffin noticed and asked him to host Wheel of Fortune’s show. 

Pat also appeared in a few television shows. In 1983, he played the role of Kevin Hathaway in NBC’s television soap opera, Days of Our Lives.

Sajak even wrote several puzzle games.

Despite this, he is well-known because of Wheels of Fortune. 

Sherrill James Sajak's her husband  Pat Sajak
Sherrill James Sajak’s husband, Pat Sajak,

As of May 8, 2019, he holds the record for the longest career on a game show. In addition, Wheel of Fortune has signed Pat Sajak to host the game show until 2022.

As a result of severe stomach pain, Pat ended up in the hospital. He underwent surgery for a blockage of the intestines in November 2019. Vanna White hosted the show while he was away.

Pat Sajak lives with his wife, Lesly Brown, in Severna Park, Maryland.

Pat retook responsibility upon returning after recovery.


Sherrill had no desire and greed for fame. After their divorce in 1986, she silently moved away from his life.

Only her family and close ones know where she is today. Her life after her divorce is under wraps.

On the other hand, her ex-husband married Lesly Brown Sajak after the divorce. Pat married Lesly in 1989, and they are still going strong after 30 years of marriage.

Pat with his current wife
Pat Sajak, husband of Sherrill Sajak

Sherrill has no children from Pat Sajak. Many say that no child led to a relatively straightforward divorce for the former couple.

Even though we have no idea about Sherrill’s family life after the divorce, we know that her ex-husband has a beautiful family.

He has two children from her second marriage: Patrick Michael James Sajak (born September 22, 1990) and a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak (born January 5, 1995).

His daughter, Maggie, is an American country music singer.

The net worth of Sherrill Sajak

Sherrill’s net worth information is off the record, just like any other detail about her personal life. As for her divorce in 1986, there is no settlement information.

Her ex-husband is, however, one of the wealthiest game show hosts. He holds an attractive fortune of USD 70 million.

Pat earns around USD 15 million annually.

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Social media

75-year-old Sherrill Sajak is away from social media as well. Regardless of age, people enjoy the benefits of social media these days. But Sherrill is not fond of the internet world. So, she is away from it.

It is also a significant fact that makes Sherrill different from others. She is not available on social media, but the internet also does not have the latest information and pictures of her.

Well, this is all we could find about Sherrill Sajak. If you guys have anything more to add, we will be happy to hear from you.

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