Sean Hannity Quietly Ends Marriage After More Than Two Decades Together

Sean Hannity, a prominent figure in television and radio, has risen to become one of the most influential personalities on Fox News with his show, “Hannity.” Despite his public presence, little is known about his personal life. In 2019, Hannity and his wife, Jill Rhodes, parted ways after more than two decades of marriage. Following their divorce, reports surfaced about Hannity’s new romantic relationship, although details remain discreet.

Hannity’s upbringing was modest, with his parents both working in the justice system. His earIy career included delivering newspapers and working in restaurants. He started his media journey with radio, facing controversy early on due to his outspoken views. Hannity’s conservative political commentary garnered attention, leading to various radio jobs in different states.

Despite initial challenges, Hannity’s career trajectory shifted when he joined Fox News, becoming a prominent voice in conservative media. However, his personal life remained private until his divorce from Rhodes.

Overall, Sean Hannity’s career has been marked by resilience and controversy, shaping him into a polarizing figure in American media and politics.

Sean Hannity – family, children, net worth
“I think I work harder now than I ever did. I find ways to work harder and smarter,” he said in October of last year.

Sean Hannity explained that once he’s done with his show around 10 pm, he instantly grabs something to eat and does research for the next day’s show.

“I sleep about four or five hours, maybe, I get up in the morning and do a hard workout with mixed martial arts,” Hannity added, saying that he works out for 90 minutes at least four days each week. “I live like a Marine all week long, it’s pretty intense.”

As of today, Sean Hannity has a net worth of around $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

As Sean Hannity rose to fame through radio, he also met his wife, Jill Rhodes, in Alabama. She was working as a political columnist for the Huntsville Times at the time.

“She was really talented — gifted, but I really just fell in love with the little picture in her column,” he told Newsmax in 2011.

The couple started dating. However, many people were against the two getting married, including their pastor.

Divorced in 2019
“Everyone that she worked with at her newspaper warned her not to marry me,” Hannity recalled. “‘You mean that guy on the radio?’ Because it was Huntsville, Alabama, and I’m Sean, the New York talk-radio [guy].”

In 1993, Sean Hannity and Jill Rhodes tied the knot. The couple welcomed two children in son Sean Patrick Hannity (born in 1998) and daughter Merri Kelly Hannity (2001).

Besides working on Fox News, Sean Hannity has written several books. He dedicated his 2002 book, Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism, to Rhodes and their children.

“They are the ones who put up with the long work hours I needed to invest in this project,” Hannity wrote in the acknowledgments. “They are the ones who make it worth doing — and make my life complete and happy on more levels than I can explain. I am blessed to have them in my life.”

Unfortunately, Jill Rhodes and Sean Hannity divorced in 2019 after more than 20 years of marriage.

“Sean and Jill are committed to working together for the best interests of their children. Amicable agreements were entered into over four years ago between Sean and Jill. They maintain a close relationship as parents to their children,” a joint statement read.

“Neither will have any further comments and ask for sake of their children that their privacy be respected.”

Rumored romance with Fox host Ainsley Earhardt
But it didn’t take long before rumors of Sean Hannity’s new romance spread.

A year later, Vanity Fair reported that Sean Hannity had started dating Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. A source told the news outlet that the two had “been seeing each other very secretively for years.” People reported the same information.

“He’s very private because he’s very famous, and he’s very controversial,” an insider said, “but it’s been an open secret that they have been seeing each other.”


Both Earhardt and Hannity quickly denied the reports that the two were involved in a relationship.

“Right now, I am focused on raising my daughter, and I am not dating anyone,” Earhardt, a Fox & Friends host, said through a network spokesperson. “As anyone at Fox News will tell you, Sean is a wonderful person, and whomever he chooses to date will be extremely fortunate.”

In his own statement through a spokesperson, Hannity said: “I do not discuss my personal life in public.”

“They are quarantining together”
In 2019, Ainsley Earhardt also went through a divorce with her ex-husband Will Proctor. The couple was married for seven years. They share a daughter, Hayden, born in 2015.

Sources told Page Six that she and Hannity lived close to each other during the pandemic, with Sean residing on Long Island and Earhardt renting a house nearby.

Further, Sean Hannity is said to have a studio at home, which, according to the Page Six Source, has been used by Ainsley to do her remote broadcasts for Fox & Friends.