The Rumors Are True — Sean Hannity Is Dating Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt
Sean Hannity divorced his wife in 2019, but he quietly dated his fellow Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt for years. Here's what we know.
In 2022, Sean Hannity became the longest-running host in cable news history. For over 25 years, his show Hannity (formerly Hannity & Colmes) has been one of Fox News’ top-rated primetime shows and currently draws more than 3 million viewers nightly.
So, it's no surprise that fans of the conservative political commentator are curious about his life off-screen, especially when it comes to rumors he is dating fellow Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt.
For nearly three years, the rumors continued to circulate, leaving the media only to speculate on Hannity's relationship with Earhardt. However, in April 2023, breaking news finally confirmed who Hannity is dating. Here's who the Fox News host has been cozying up with lately.
Who is Sean Hannity dating?
In 2020, Hannity shocked his fans when he announced he had divorced his wife, Jill Rhodes, the year prior, and that the couple had been separated for years.
Together, they share two kids — Patrick and Meri — and were married for 27 years before their split.
Following that announcement, it was rumored that Hannity had moved on with Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt. While the couple publicly denied their relationship in the past, according to sources, they are very much dating.
"He's very private because he's very famous and he's very controversial," a source told People magazine in 2020, "but it's been an open secret that they have been seeing each other."
The source added, "They're together all the time, but in private ... for years."
The couple was spotted together at Fox News host Pete Hegseth's wedding and were dubbed the "First Couple of Fox" by Vanity Fair. Previously, Earhardt was married to ex-husband Will Proctor, but the couple, who share a daughter, split in 2019.
Up until April 2023, Hannity and Earhardt's relationship hadn't been officially confirmed. However, after the DailyMail obtained footage of the two arm-in-arm and spending time together at the Colony Palm Beach hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., it's evident Hannity is in a relationship with Earhardt. With the latest information, we can finally put the Hannity dating rumors to rest.
How long has Ainsley Earhardt been dating Sean Hannity?
For the past three years, Hannity and Earhardt have closely connected. News of a romance between the two first surfaced around the fall of 2019, though there wasn't enough evidence to support they were in a committed relationship. However, over time, the two have dropped slight hints that suggested they were together, unlike T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, who made their intentions with one another quite obvious.
One instance of this is when Earhardt hosted Fox & Friends from a studio in the basement of Hannity's Long Island mansion during the pandemic, according to Vanity Fair.
However, at the time, both denied relationship rumors.
“I do not discuss my personal life in public," Hannity told the outlet when asked about Earhardt.
Earhardt also denied the rumors, saying, "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."
Then, around July 2022, Fox viewers noticed that Hannity and Earhardt were off at the same time, seemingly proving that they are very much going strong.
Despite their individual popularity on the network, viewers are divided about the couple.
"Sean Hannity hasn’t been the same guy since he started dating closet liberal Ainsley Earhardt," one person tweeted before another added, "Sorry ... Think it’s time Hannity and Ainsley retreat to the woods in a cabin far far away."
A third chimed in, "It's actually beautiful to see an office romance at Fox that won't end in a 20 million dollar settlement."
The final straw to confirm the rumors are the photos and statements the DailyMail received in April 2023. A source close to the couple told the DailyMail, "They are extremely happy together and have been for a while. It's not a surprise to anyone who knows them, but they're very private people and prefer to keep their personal life private and lowkey."
Hannity, Earhardt, and her daughter, Hayden, reportedly spent time together as a family in late February when they visited Palm Beach, where Hannity owns a townhouse.