Fox News host Sean Hannity has reportedly divorced from wife Jill Rhodes, who is also a journalist and who originally married Hannity all the way back in 1993. Although the revelation may come as a surprise to some, the proceedings are not new: the New York Magazine-affiliated Page Six reports that the couple has “been legally divorced for more than a year and separated many years prior to that, but kept it under wraps.”
Noting that “rumors of a split were floating around prior to the COVID-19 pandemic as Rhodes was not seen at various Fox News events alongside Hannity,” Page Six reports that the couple has issued a joint explanatory statement, reading:
‘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. Neither will have any further comments and ask for the sake of their children that their privacy be respected.’
One friend added to Page Six that their separation “is very amicable,” adding that the two of them apparently “remain on very good terms and still have family dinners, and attend tennis tournaments for their children” and “Sean is still close with members of Jill’s family.” The same friend observed that Hannity is “basically a workaholic.”
The relationship is far from the first one that has ended up in the spotlight among top Trump-supporting conservatives recently. There’s also the fact that longtime top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway is married to prominent anti-Trump conservative lawyer George Conway, who helps lead the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, which has produced an increasing number of viral ads against the current president. Trump has repeatedly mocked George Conway, as if he thinks he can cyberbully the lawyer’s prominent opposition right out of existence.