It was only last week that fans were made aware that Sean Hannity and his wife were no longer a couple, though the pair has been divorced for months. Soon after, rumors started flying that Hannity had his eyes on someone else — namely, Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt.
But according to Mediaite, Earhardt has since released a statement denying any romantic involvement with Fox News’ top prime-time host.
Breaking it off
Hannity had been married to Jill Rhodes for 20 years, and until recently, most thought they were still happily married. After all, the two were regularly seen at events for their children and they still have family dinners.
Page Six reported last week, however, that the couple had not only been divorced for a year, but they had also been separated for quite some time before that.
Now, new rumors are surfacing about Hannity — ones that both he and Earhardt are hoping to quickly put to bed.
New love, or bad reporting?
The rumors may have started to fly recently due to Earhardt reportedly using Hannity’s basement as her broadcast studio during the pandemic. Soon, a story from Vanity Fair brought the rumors front-and-center.
The Vanity Fair piece cites numerous inside sources at Fox who have crowned the pair as Fox News’ first couple. But both Hannity and Earhardt say that is not true at all.
“Right now I am focused on raising my daughter,” Earhardt said in a statement, according to Vanity Fair. “As anyone at Fox News will tell you, Sean is a wonderful person and whomever he chooses to date will be extremely fortunate.”
She later told reporters, “I am not dating anyone.”
According to Vanity Fair, “People [magazine] reported in October 2019 that Earhardt and her husband, with whom she has a four-year-old daughter, had divorced.”
More fake news
Hannity, for his part, has not outright denied the Vanity Fair report, though he released a statement through a spokesperson, saying, “I do not discuss my personal life in public.” Page Six made clear that Rhodes isn’t dating anyone, either.
Looks like these rumors are just that: rumors. But should we really be surprised that the “Fake News” media is at it again?