Fox News Has a New Power Couple


Two high-profile Fox News personalities are dating.

According to multiple current and former Fox News employees, Sean Hannity is dating Ainsley Earhardt:

On a Friday last August, Sean Hannity flew his private helicopter to Trump National Golf Course in Colts Neck, New Jersey, to attend the wedding of Fox & Friends weekend host Pete Hegseth and Fox producer Jennifer Rauchet.

But Hannity’s helicopter arrival, a Trumpian piece of theater, was what one former Fox executive remembered most about the event. “Hannity emerged from the chopper with [Fox & Friends host] Ainsley Earhardt, and they made this grand entrance together,” the former executive recalled. “People were like, Wow, okay.”

It was as if Hannity and Earhardt were the first couple of Fox News—which they are. Four current and former Fox News staffers told me that Hannity and Earhardt are dating—and have been for quite some time. Hannity and Earhardt aren’t acknowledging their relationship to colleagues, but two Hannity friends told me they have observed them together in social situations where they’ve acted like a couple. “I knew they were involved. I saw it when we were all together,” a Fox staffer told me. “It wasn’t even that hidden,” a Hannity friend said. According to the staffer, Earhardt has been hosting Fox & Friends during the coronavirus from a remote studio in the basement of Hannity’s Long Island mansion. Earhardt also uses Hannity’s lawyer as her television agent, two sources said.

Earhardt denied they were dating and Sean Hannity refused to discuss his personal life when pressed by Vanity Fair.

Earhardt and her husband divorced in October of last year.

Hannity and his wife Jill divorced recently after 20 years of marriage.

Hannity has been with Fox News since the 1996 debut of his show Hannity and Colmes, a point-counterpoint style show hosted with Alan Colmes.

Earhardt has been with the network since 2007. She appeared regularly on Hannity’s program with a segment titled “Ainsley Across America”. She now serves as a co-host of Fox & Friends.


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