Vanna White’s Son Dating A Hare Krishna, Says He Might Be Gay

Jaycee

Vanna White's son, Nikko, is dating and living with a Hare Krisha fifteen years his senior, The Daily Mail Reports. Nikko, 19, met Jaycee Akinsanya, 34, at The University of Arizona where they both are currently students:

‘Jaycee and I have a special relationship,’ Nikko told the National
Enquirer. ‘It’s the closest I’ve ever been with anyone. It’s just
spiritual and wonderful and there is chemistry – and if there’s sex
also, so be it. It doesn’t matter!’

He also revealed that Jaycee has already met with both his mom Vanna and his father, the restaurant mogul George Santo Pietro.

Both
Nikko and Jaycee described the meeting as a success, although they
slept in separate rooms while staying with them in Los Angeles.

Despite the apparently amicable meet and greet, Nikko's relationship with Jaycee, who originally hails from Liberia, has reportedly concerned Vanna and ex-husband George. Vanna allegedly fears Nikko may become brainwashed by the Hare Krishna or used to gain access to his parents' considerable assets. Vanna is worth approximately $40 million and George is said to be worth over $20 million. Reports have also circulated that Nikko asked his mother for $1 million to build an ashram for Hare Krishna followers, a claim Nikko denies:

Nikko told the Enquirer that he did not ask his parents for $1million to build an ashram. He added: 'The money I asked for was for my living expenses – food, gas and for living my spiritual life with Jaycee.'

Though open about his relationship with Jaycee, Nikko does not currently self-identify as gay. He does however have an open mind when it comes to understanding and defining his sexuality:

Nikko described his relationship with Jaycee as 'close' but not 'sexual in the full sense.' He said he remains 'undecided' about this sexual orientation.

'I have had one girlfriend and never had a real boyfriend. We are just happy to be together, loving each other in whatever way possible,’ he said. ‘Gay? It’s possible.’

(Photo via The Daily Mail and Facebook)

Comments

  1. rjp3 says

    How can people not realize cults target rich people? Vanna’s son is a teenager and I wish him well – as such he needs to watch for the signs of his boyfriend and his group trying to turn him against his family while also going after his money. There is no happiness inside a cult…. if they want something long term and the bf wont leave the cult— run do not walk away.

  2. my2cents says

    his parents should be happy he’s ISKCON (int’l society of Krishna consciousness) rather than scientology.

    and if nico and his companion aren’t content with any of the 3 communities in California, he could consider moving to brooklyn… there’s a thriving community there, too.

    and if he’s only been asking for living expenses, lots of folks meet those needs teaching yoga, waiting tables and such.

  3. Eddie says

    I agree with RJP3 – a 34 year cultist getting his claws into a rich 19 year trying to find his place in the world. Religions are all cults – Designed to force people to give up their free will and their possessions.

  4. Sam says

    There are always user feedback popups in your site, and I saw more than once user said you should be putting captions for the photos, just like this one, who is who? But you never did, this is just lazy editorial.

  5. spg says

    I think the freedom of a 19 year old to explore sexuality should be honored and not be fodder for tabloids. But as a parent I’d be concerned about the age difference. At 19 this is a bigger deal than say if he was in his 30’s. Men don’t stop developing until their 20’s. It’d be a hard tightrope to walk for any parent regardless of finances, religion, or sexuality.

  6. Kevin says

    Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Former model Liza Greer claims she had a lesbian affair with Vanna White in her book “You’ll Never Make Love In This Town Again.”

  7. Sargon Bighorn says

    Lots of agism here. 19 year old dating a 34 year old, wow how evil how ugly how terrible how un Gay. Maybe the 19 year old is the driver here? MAYBE! Could it be or do you people think 19 year old Gay men are idiots and don’t know any better.

  8. EchtKultig says

    “Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Former model Liza Greer claims she had a lesbian affair with Vanna White in her book “You’ll Never Make Love In This Town Again.”

    Furthermore, most intelligence is inherited from the mother, it’s X-linked…or not inherited as in this case!

  9. warmsun says

    34 yo cultish guy w/ a 19 yo? Yeah kind of creepy. But I have to place some of the blame with him. Where does he get off asking them for $1 million?!?! Whether it’s for some cult thing or not? Maybe he should go out and get a job and earn his own money…

  10. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    The BF sounds like trouble, either gay-for-pray…or a honey-trap. Hopefully the family lawyer is on-standby with an undated restraining order.

    Creepy and exploitative…

  11. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    The BF sounds like trouble, either gay-for-pray…or a honey-trap. Hopefully the family lawyer is on-standby with an undated restraining order.

    Creepy and exploitative…

  12. BETTY says

    WOW! Ageist comments here. Who cares about the age difference betweem people if they care about each other? This is about other issues here, not necessarily their ages. Get a grip people.

  13. Brandon says

    like QJ201 said, it’s not a gay affirmative faith… and followers are only allow to have sex once a month, and for the sake of reproduction… I wonder how their relationship fits into all of that?

  14. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    It’s not the age-difference that’s as creepy as the pay-for-gay foreign “monk” and the $1-million-dollars cash for the cult…or in a briefcase and back to whatever country he’d from that lacks extradition.

    …And 50/50 something “happens” to young Nikko while Akinsanya is half-way to the airport.

  15. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    It’s not the age-difference that’s as creepy as the pay-for-gay foreign “monk” and the $1-million-dollars cash for the cult…or in a briefcase and back to whatever country he’d from that lacks extradition.

    …And 50/50 something “happens” to young Nikko while Akinsanya is half-way to the airport.

  16. Dback says

    I seriously cannot wrap my head around this…a Liberian, gay, Hare Krishna, and Vanna White’s son? Are we being punked? Is this another Jimmy Kimmell bit waiting to happen?

  17. MiaSarah says

    What makes me sad is that the Hare Krisnas are getting exposure. They are homophobic, women-hating, religious authoritarians who present themselves as cool and light hearted. I have no idea what is going on with Jaya Kesava (Jaycee) and the young guy but if Jaycee sti believes in that bull, young guys family is correct in being terrified.

  18. ImAnAtheist says

    A 34 y.o. religious cult member from Liberia having any kind of relationship with a 19 y.o. is a HUGE RED FLAG. Worse, pressuring the kid for big $$. Sexual orientation is of no importance, it would be just as scary if one were male and the other female.

  19. JoseRVG says

    Wake up Nikko. If you need so much money to have a life alongside this guy, then he’s probably a scam artist. And he’s using you. Taking advantage of your youth, wealth and innocence. Run the other way.

  20. Ella Fitz Bun Bun says

    A million bucks for food, gas and living a spiritual life with his lover. Talk about completely missing the point of pursuing a spiritual path. Vanna White has an idiot child with major entitlement issues, among many other things I’m sure.

  21. redball says

    ANDREW wrote: “Vanna White is worth $40,000,000.00. For turning letters on a Game Show. We can’t even get a $10.00 an hour minimum wage for people who actually work.”

    I replied: YAAAAAASSS!!

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