The Real Reason Sean Hannity Won't Admit To Dating Ainsley Earhardt

While Sean Hannity has no problem asking tough questions on his Fox News show, he rarely answers queries about his personal life. In fact, Hannity is so private that the public wasn't aware that he and his wife, Jill Rhodes, had split until well after their divorce was finalized. The couple, who were married for more than 20 years, announced their breakup in 2020. "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," read a statement (via Page Six). "Neither will have any further comments and ask for the sake of their children that their privacy be respected."

Both Hannity and Rhodes have stayed true to their word. In fact, they still celebrate holidays together as a family with their kids, Sean Patrick and Merri Kelly (via The Sun). "Sean and Jill are great parents, when together you don't even realize they split," a source told the Daily Mail.

And Hannity has remained quiet when it comes to his dating life. Although neither has confirmed the relationship, Hannity has been linked to fellow Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. They appeared to make their relationship public in 2020 when they showed up at a party together. A source also told Vanity Fair that Earhardt hosted "Fox & Friends" from the basement of Hannity's Long Island mansion during the pandemic.

Sean Hannity chooses not to comment on his personal life

While Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt seemed to make their relationship public in 2020, don't expect Hannity to ever comment on his new romance. In fact, when asked about Earhardt, Hannity said through a network spokesperson, "I do not discuss my personal life in public." 

A source told People that Hannity "is very private, because he's very famous and he's very controversial. But it's been an open secret that they have been seeing each other." The source added that Hannity and Earhardt "are together all the time, but in private ... for years, not just months."

And Earhardt has been so cautious when it comes to details about her relationship with Hannity that she has gone as far as denying she is dating anyone at the moment. "Right now I am focused on raising my daughter and I am not dating anyone," Earhard 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."