Vanna White’s Son Is In An Interracial Gay Relationship With A Monk

vanna-whites-gay-sonWe’re about to break the bank to buy some vowels because WEEEEEEEEEERRQ. Apparently Vanna White’s 19 year old son Nicholas, who prefers to be called “Nikko,” has entered into a “special relationship” with Hare Krishna monk Jaycee Akinsanya. The two unlikely lovebirds met as current freshmen at the University of Arizona, where Liberian-born Akinsanya, 34, is well known for attending classes in his Hare Krishna robe to attract visitors to his meditation center.

While Nikko seems happy in his new relationship, he stops short of explicitly defining it as gay, telling the National Enquirer (via The Daily Mail),“’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, Gay? It’s possible.” He adds that their relationship is not “sexual in the full sense.” Whatever that means.

The years of grueling letter turning work have apparently paid off for Vanna White, who is said to be worth upwards of $40 million. Add that to the fact that Nikko’s father, restaurateur George Santo Pietro is worth over $20 million, and there are some who think that Akinsanya’s motivations may be financial in nature. The National Enquirer reports that a “showbiz friend” of Vanna White claims that Akinsanya “is clearly targeting Nikko for his family’s money.” Little is known about Akinsanya’s Liberian roots or how he came to be involved with the Hare Krishna religion, but in 2001 he was allegedly evicted for failing to pay $1,500 in rent in Washington state, where he lived at the time.

Ever the masters of subtlety, the National Enquirer further reports that White is “terrified” that she may be losing her son to Akinsanya and the Hare Krishna religion. She has flat out denied a $1 million request from her son for living expenses and to live his “spiritual life” with his new boyfriend. Akinsanya, meanwhile, has taken a “break” from his monk duties and is converting his ashram (group spiritual home) into a private residence for himself and Nikko.

The two have already met with Nikko’s parents and describe the meeting as a success. “My mom and dad like Jaycee” he said, before adding the most crucial key to their acceptance: “They don’t think he is a demon.” As we all know, the secret of a successful gay interracial May/December relationship is that there are no demons involved.  We wish these boys the best of luck and pray that there is someone filming all this for an upcoming reality show.

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  • Jeremy

    34 is December? Plerz. 34 is the May. 19 is January.

  • Cam

    Hare Krishnas are one of the groups that want you to turn over all your worldly posessions and money to them.

    The kid doesn’t sound very bright, it sounds like they may have found a good target.

  • Dev.C

    Cute, but Pretentious.

  • Really_000

    what a white man will sacrifice for a piece of chocolate

  • Aric

    All of this sounds incredibly construed and detached. The fact that it is acknowledged as an “interracial” relationship over and over again, the fact that he had to be sure that there were no “daemons” I just think this sounds like a complete and utter mess.

    I can’t blame Nikko though, the good black D is world changing. As long as there are no daemons, of course.

  • that_dude247

    Just admit it Nikko, u can’t resist that big black d..k lol. It’s normal.

  • Really_000

    @that_dude247: the damage hip hop culture has incurred :-(

  • Shanestud

    Monks in most religious orders whether they be Christian or Buddhist monks are celibate. I wonder what kind of relationship Nikko is having with Hare Krishna monk Jaycee Akinsanya. Maybe it’s not sexual and purely spiritual…..sure.

  • B Damion

    I finally slept with that cute white boy I know from around the way. It was great. Who knew white boys could F…

    Anyway,I agree with Aric. Also I am now pretty sure my Shih Tzu is logging on to my computer from home and reading my emails while I’m away.

    That litte shih..T

  • jjm16

    interracial interracial… guess who’s coming to dinner. the author is clearly from the south. it’s painful to read….

  • Really_000

    @jjm16: whats painful about it? It is inter-racial?

  • Mr. E. Jones

    He adds that their relationship is not “sexual in the full sense.” Whatever that means.

    Just oral, no anal.

  • Polaro

    I’m offended by most of these comments. Sigh.

  • Nikkidane

    This sounds very fishy to me. Hare Krishna is a cult just like the Moonies. If they see a potential source of lots of money they will target the person like a magnet. In the Moonies it was called “love bombing”. You find an emotionally vulnerable person and befriend them and shower them with compliments to win them over. Hare Krishna’s are known for their “Transcendental Trickery” as they call it. The Moonies refer to it as “Heavenly Deception”. Basically it doesn’t matter what you have to do: lie, cheat or steal to recruit someone, the end justifies the means. While this relationship may be for real, I would be VERY skeptical and suspicious of this character. I hope he does not give them ANY MONEY at all because that’s what they are after.

  • Gigi Gee

    He’s a Hare Krishna, not a monk. He’s a cultist. Vanna should get her son away from this guy ASAP.

  • nature boy

    He is probably publicly stating “it’s not sexual in the full sense” because Hare Krishnas are generally not friendly to gays (or to any sex outside of marriage). It’s another one of these “we’re not against gays we’re just against sex outside of marriage but we don’t believe gays should be able to marry either so if you’re gay and having sex we’re against you but we’re not against gays who are not having sex so don’t discriminate against us for being against gays” religions.

  • RLS

    The most depressing thing about these comments is that because this kid is with a Black dude it’s all about the “big black D” or the “life changing black D” or whatever. Like, for real. On a gay site. In 2013. *sigh*

  • Really_000

    @RLS: @RLS: I know RLS because race does not exist anymore …sigh.. because no one noticed when a black and white couple are together …sigh..I wanna like in your imaginary world!!

  • dab822

    this is homophobic
    many of us wish for either one
    guess it sells advert space

  • k6tmk6

    So this comment is really for the ‘Stoli guy’ article. It seems the comments section isn’t letting anyone add a comment. I wonder why?? I suppose it’s because our community decided we’d boycott Stoli and all the other Russian drinks. Why are you promoting them? Bad gay, bad gay…

    ps – and good for Nikko, if it works for him who are we to judge. As long as he’s not being manipulated by a religious figure, then let him live his life.

  • Ogre Magi

    @Really_000: what a black man will sacrifice for a piece of vanilla

  • Really_000

    @Ogre Magi: that’s true-in my line of work it is called Internalized Oppression-really just self hatred.

  • BrandoPolo

    @Really_000: I don’t want to live in your world where it okay to reduce black men — who are full human beings the last time I checked — to “chocolate” and “big black D”. Unbelievable stuff here in 2013 from the the KKK segment of the gay community, who hypocritical scream about equality while making excuses for their own bigtory.

  • Really_000

    @BrandoPolo: Brandon you live in a world where in 2013 white men have made black men a tremendous racial fetish. Put your foot into reality because its here. When we see an inter-racial couple we look and we have judgement’s-either bad or good-take a step into reality-its here. I love how the gay community tries to act like tradition does not exist. Yes Religion, Race, Heterosexuality and Class still exist-we react to these things. We don’t live in your utopia where nothing exist-sorry.

  • myklet

    Such negative comments without knowing either of them. I am very happy for both of them. Lets hope there are no ulterior motives, and if there are, a lesson will be learned. I’m sure Vanna does not just hand out a million dollars. I’m sure she is being cautious and concerned as any mother would be.

  • Dixie Rect

    Who the hell gives a crap about what Vanna White’s son is doing? Really? Who even cares about Vanna – really scraping the bottom of the gay barrel for news, eh Queerty?

  • BunnyRiot

    @Cam: I agree… he doesn’t sound very bright. As pretty as that man is, if you aren’t being sexual with him, then you need to remember you are an heir. Keep it completely spiritual. The spirit doesn’t need money.

  • BrandoPolo

    @Really_000: Bigot logic: we live in a world with war, crime, poverty, sexism, racism, homophobic, human trafficking, and pedophilia. That’s the reality. So it’s best not to criticize these things or try to stop them. Better to just accept the reality.

    Bigots are born stupid.

  • lickety splitz

    Can I get an N, please? Is there an N?

  • 2eo

    He’s being taken in by a group of freeloading religious mental cases. More fool him.

  • pauleky

    I know its hard for many of you to understand, but not every gay man is into big dicks. Like very other group in the world, we’re diverse in our likes and dislikes. As someone else said, to reduce this man to his race and dick size is pretty sad. I’ve come to expect no less from many in this community, which is sad, as well.

  • unkel

    @RLS: well when the author feels that the people’s race is worth noting, the issue arises.

    Seriously though, what significance does the interracial aspect of their relationship contribute to the article?

  • dab822

    “interracial” is an insult at this point. who or what wrote this piece?

  • Cagnazzo82

    Let’s all just stop for a moment and remember that Vanna White’s claim to fame is turning boxes to reveal letters on them.

    Nowadays with advancements in technology, she can just touch them and the letters appear.

  • TrekBear

    Please, blaming the African guy for having “financial motivations” when his father is practically as well off as his companion’s mother? Smacks of racism to me!

  • Really_000

    @dab822: so I guess reality is an “insult”? You must be “insulted” every time you leave the house.

  • DuMaurier

    @Mr. E. Jones: “Just oral, no anal.” A slight variation on the Clinton Rule for defining when it “is” or isn’t “sexual relations”.

  • that_dude247

    Wow. Relax people. I actually agree with Dixie, who gives a ….. about Vanna’s son.

  • DuMaurier

    @Really_000: I don’t know that it’s just dispassionate, factual “noticing” when so many comments are falling back on racial stereotyping regarding an individual’s physical feature that I’m assuming none of us has any first-hand knowledge of.

  • Really_000

    @DuMaurier: There are numerous studies that indicate one of the first things we recognize is a persons race. Humans have hundreds of thousands of years of conditioning that makes this so-mostly for reasons of survival. I could care less about this black guy having a big dick or not-and have not commented on that-but yes I agree that the people who have mentioned this most likely have some fetish around this. However to hear people post things like I cant believe race is even mentioned or why is this called inter-racial is just ignorant. Race exists-people in the glbt world experience it and benefit from race or suffer from it-stop trying to re-create reality. Leave fantasy plots for the television or the movies.

  • Christopher

    I like to solve the puzzle ” VANNA YOUR SON IS AN IDIOT”.

  • jonasalden

    @RLS: I fully agree with RLS. The gay community is soooo hypocritical when it comes to this issue; namely race. We decry homophobia while engaging in such blatant forms of racial stereotyping. Sometimes I think that, as a group, such acts cause us to “deserve what we get” from the the OTHER bigots. Clean it up, guys. Start with yourself. Queerty, follow us. After all, you (Queerty) are merely a reflection of the collective thought on this and practically every other issue.

  • leNolaBoy

    @jjm16: “the author is clearly from the south.” That is a prejudicial and bigoted statement. What irony that you paint everyone (at least everyone white) in a dozen states with one brush. Oh, be careful about casting that first stone.

  • dvlaries

    12 years ago today we were a nation so deep in shock and mourning we thought we’d never again pay attention to worthless bullshit like this. See why people say ‘never say never…?’
    Remember when Sonny Bono died by crashing face first on skis into a tree like a Looney Tunes character? Yeah, okay, honestly tragic. But, had one ever bothered imagining Sonny Bono’s death, such a misadventure, in his case, would almost seem to have some logic.
    So, to see a Queerty headline that informs me that Vanna White even had a son, that he’s gay, that he’s dating a monk, and that the monk is black, just isn’t enough. If you want to turn my head, tell me they went on a gay Bonnie & Clyde crime spree, or that Mama Vanna, afraid of losing sonny boy to the Hare Krishna’s, is herself a Scientologist.
    On the upside, it’s not another goddamn Nick Gruber story.

  • Dxley

    Most of you sound jealous, ONCE AGAIN. I’m a white man, in a serious 3 year old relationship with another white man, but my first boyfriend was black. We were both 17 and dated until we were 20. He’s the one I lost my virginity to and it was never about him being well-endowed. He was, actually, and I can say that the first time was fucking painful(whose wasn’t? Unless they did the fucking) but he was a good man. Focussed more on pleasing and satisfying me in bed than himself. but I didn’t fall in love with him for his big penis. Not all white men see black guys as sex toys. I loved him and sex was just one aspect to the relationship. You ppl need to grow the fuck up!!!

  • ParkerSparx

    @TrekBear: @ #36 TrekBear You got lost somewhere in this article. There is no reference to Jaycee Akinsanya’s family. The article states that very little is known about him (the “African” as you posted). George Santo Pietro is Nikko’s father. Even at 19, he sounds very naïve. Also- It would be nice if posters could actually learn the definition of fetish.

  • Really_000

    @ParkerSparx: I have an (impressive) degree and am clear about the definition of “fetish”. In this context I used it in regards to white men typically having a race “fetish” (especially when it comes to dick). Instead of being snarky and trying to act like you know something that no one else on here knows-why don’t you educate us.


    Hmm. Hmmm. Baffled on this one. Can I buy a Lifeline? (Oops. Wrong Game Show. Guess I’m shitoutta luck…) :(


    P.S Ever notice on these threads that NO MATTER what the actual conversation is about, there’s always leftover pink militants who will argue the F*ck out of anything? Just to be militant? If you look at the beginning of nearly all these threads, some wanna-be weave-wearers throw their spin — and completely off-track — the conversation to meet their agenda… #NotImpressed #I’llStickWithStr8Dudes

  • dre23222

    As a black male, Im trying to define what race has to do with story. The author clearly is ignorant and close minded. Also I really didnt get why the guy had to have a financial motive to be with a guy. Who cares what race you are as long as you are with someone you care and love. Please people, wake up and lets try to love in 2013. You should be able to love anyone you want to no matter how they look on the outside. Leave that down south 1950’s mentality in the past. I like anyone that is attractive in my eyes. I look pass color.


  • myklet

    I agree……so many haters.

  • mz.sam

    Nicco sounds like a naive sicko! Poor momma Vanna.

  • Brian

    Maybe they’re having a sensual relationship rather than a sexual one. This means hugging, nuzzling and kissin….but no lips below the hips. Who are we to judge them?


    @Brian: You’re kidding, right? Seriously? SMH… :(


    @dre23222: As a GAY male, I’m rather disgusted by the contempt other GAY males have for anyone who is not their “new” norm. Give a few folks some equality (which some of worked hard for) and they feel that includes the ability/right to mimic the very shit that oppressed them. I’m not feelin’ it, either, and I could care less if you’re PURPLE. It’s about respect, and some of these fools seem to have lost it in translation… :(

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  • Tackle

    I find some of these posters to be pathetic. Just full of rude, nasty and negitive comments. For those who are saying that Nikko is, naive, not bright, and an idiot, you should really look into the mirror. How can such a conclusion be made based upon a few statements he supposedly gave for in interview?? And would one really expect a 19-yr-old who is apparently in his first male to male relationship to be wise and fully articulate about the state of that relationship. Sexual or otherwise? And ( not sexual in the full sense)makes perfect sense. They are NOT going all the way. The writer (Queerty) knew this and should be ashamed to even add “interacial relationship” to the headline. What does that have to do with it in this case? And speaking of race, as some of the posters pointed out, not all guys are into big dicks. I’ll take a nice butt over a big dick any day. And back to those who want to label this kid as being not bright, an idiot and naive. For him to choose to be with a 34-yr-old Black man, showes that he is not brainwashed and conditioned by the dominant culture and gay culture as to what’s beautiful and desirable and what’s not. It showes someone who is strong, enlightned and an independent thinker.


    @Tackle: I’m not gonna turn down a big dick and/or a nice butt, too (more peen, though). The reality is, however, people in hell want ice water. Doesn’t mean either one of us are gonna get it it… ;)

  • Cam

    I am surprised that in this day and age, the author thought mentioning that the relationship was “Interracial” was somehow a big deal. Is the author Southern?

    I find the fact that the guy is from Liberia and a Hari Krisna “Monk” far more interesting than the fact of “Oh golly gee, they’re different races!”

  • the other Greg

    Wow – all these ignorant comments, yet no one mentioned a certain, notorious “South Park” episode where a character is a contestant on Wheel.

    The clue is “People who annoy you.”

    The missing vowel: Not what you think it is, guys!

  • Jayson

    Taffy Davenport joined the Hare Krishna and look how it ended for her!

  • brokeback gypsy

    Vanna is going to be turning over more than letters – her son Nikko just landed on BANKRUPT!!!

  • Cannon

    “interracial”??? what is this 1965? race obsessed much?


    I’m not quite sure what’s more underwhelming: That posters are on here are shocked — SHOCKED, I TELL YOU! — that Vanna White’s son is gay, or the equally underwhelming “YOU GO FOR DAT BIG BLACK DIK, GURLL!” other end. Whatever… :(

  • Analisa

    @Nikkidane: @Nikkidane: This goes out to comment #14 I am a friend of Jaycee’s or as I know him Jai Kesheva. Jaycee Has always been a light in my life. A true angel. When he smiles you feel the warmth of the what a friend should be. Gentle, kind, loving and selfless. When I first met him he was a successful model. He has no need for anyones money rich or poor. If he wanted money i would have given it to him, but it is never money that he asked from me. In fact he never asked me for a penny. I reside in Beverly Hills 90210 one of the wealthiest neighborhoods with neighbors such as Clive Davis and Ozzy Osbourne. Hari Krishnas for the past 15 years have never asked me for money and I have never given them a penny. Yes I am proud to be a Hari Krishna, a Catholic and a supporter of the gay community and my dear friend and brother Jaycee aka Jai Kesheva. I love you Jaycee and may God lead you where ever you are supposed to be.

  • Analisa

    @Gigi Gee: Jaycee is a dear friend and brother of mine. He is the gentlest and kindest soul I know. I hope one day you will open your mind. As a straight person who fights for the freedom and civil rights of the gay community I hope you will one day open your mind to recognize Jaycee for who he really is. what you speak of him is not true. He is my friend you speak of.

  • Analisa

    @myklet: Wow thank you for such an educated comment. Jaycee aka Jai Kesheva is a friend of mine. He has such a big heart. My heart hurts reading all these nasty things said about a dear friend. Thank you for your words of kindness.

  • Analisa

    @dre23222: Thanks for the positive words. I want to defend his honor. Not only is he one of the most kindest people I know he is also one of the most handsome.

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