One week after it was revealed that Fox News anchor Sean Hannity had secretly divorced his wife, Jill Rhodes, after more than 20 years of marriage, multiple sources have claimed that Hannity has been dating Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt for two years.
According to Page Six, the two news anchors were spotted together on numerous occasions near his home in Long Island during the COVID-19 lockdown. One insider claims that Hannity and Earhardt – who is also divorced – have “been together for two years,” and their relationship started “well after their marriages ended.” The source added that Hannity and Earhardt make a “great couple.”
Earhardt is taping Fox&Friends from Hannity’s basement studio at his Long Island mansion during the coronavirus. My latest:https://t.co/gn62z3GzmQ
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) June 11, 2020
“Sean lives on Long Island, and Ainsley rented a house on the North Shore near Sean’s home during the pandemic. Sean has a studio at his home, and Ainsley has been using his studio as her remote broadcast location for Fox & Friends,” revealed a second source.
A third insider added that Hannity and Earhardt are “100 percent dating,” and said that the couple has been together for “quite a while.” The source said that Hannity and Earhardt have been quarantining together in Oyster Bay, and they have been spotted together numerous times in the area.
Insiders had previously claimed that Hannity and Earhardt were not an item, but those claims suddenly changed this week. Through a Fox News spokesperson, Hannity said that he does “not discuss” his personal life in public.
“He’s very private, because he’s very famous and he’s very controversial,” claims another source, “but it’s been an open secret that they have been seeing each other.”
Earhardt issued a statement through the same Fox News spokesperson: “Right now I am focused on raising my daughter. As anyone at Fox News will tell you, Sean is a wonderful person and whomever he chooses to date will be extremely fortunate.”
Fox News' Sean Hannity & Ainsley Earhardt Have Been Dating 'Very Secretively for Years': Source https://t.co/PCNKbUjzU4
— People (@people) June 11, 2020
In a follow-up statement on Earhardt’s behalf the rep added: “I’m not dating anyone.”
Ainsley Earhardt is the mother of a four-year-old daughter named Hayden who she shares with her second husband, former Clemson University quarterback Will Proctor. Sean Hannity married Jill Rhodes in 1993 and they share two children: Patrick, 21, and Merri Kelly, 18. The couple has been divorced for more than a year, but they separated years prior.
They finally confirmed their divorce in a statement last week. Hannity and Rhodes said they are committed to working together for the best interests of their children, and they entered into amicable agreements more than four years ago.
Earhardt is co-parenting her daughter with Proctor, and she told People magazine last fall that she wants to find love again.
“I would love to find love again and I want to demonstrate a loving relationship for Hayden one day. But I’m not sure when that will be,” said Earhardt. “I know that God will put the right man in my life if that’s his will, and he’ll do it in his time.”