If you are well-acquainted with Sean Hannity who is a renowned political commentator and biggest Trump supporter on Fox Network, then you would be happy to learn about his wife Jill Rhodes. Although their marriage hasn’t been so rosy, the level of controversies faced by Rhodes’ husband, would have ordinarily separated the couple but it rather fortified the bond between them. Having been in the limelight for so long, the amazing couple has succeeded in striking a balance between fame and personal life and their marriage is regarded as one of the long-standing marriages in America.
Who is Jill Rhodes, Sean Hannity’s Wife?
Jill Rhodes is a gorgeous American media personality and a former journalist who came into the limelight following her marriage to Sean Hannity – an American television host, political commentator, and author. He has hosted several talk shows including the Sean Hannity Show, Hannity & Colmes among others. The couple has been married since 1993 and they both have two children. Read on to find out more about Jill Rhodes biography and other interesting facts below.
Jill Rhodes Biography
Jill Rhodes was born in Montgomery, Alabama in the United States on August 27, 1962. She holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Virgo and she grew up in Alabama where she attended high school. She went to the University of Alabama where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. There’s little information about her childhood, parents, and other siblings.
Upon graduation, Rhodes began her journalism career with Huntsville Times where she worked as a political columnist. Later on, she joined Fox Network Channel where she met Sean Hannity in 1992. After dating for a while, the couple tied the knot in 1993 after which they moved to New York City. Rhodes also worked as a book editor in Manhattan before she became her husband’s adviser.
Other Interesting Facts about Jill Rhodes
1. Her Husband was Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2017
The high rise of sexual assault allegations in the United States has affected both the young and the old. Following the campaign that led to the departure of Bill O’Reilly and the former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, Sean also got his own share of accusing fingers. He was called out by Debbie Schlussel, a conservative blogger in an interview with Oklahoma Radio host Pat Campbell. During the interview, Schlussel alleged that Sean Hannity had invited her to his hotel room somewhere in Detroit but she blatantly refused. She also alleged that as a result of her refusal, she was blacklisted by Fox News. Hannity, on the other hand, said it was a mere speculation just to tarnish his image and threatened to take legal action. However, the allegations died off after a short while.
2. Hannity Dedicated his First Book to Jill Rhodes and their Kids
The amazing couple has been married for over two decades and is blessed with two children – a son Patrick born in 1999 and a daughter Merri Kelly Hannity born in 2002. After the birth of Kelly, Hannity published his first bestselling book titled Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism. He dedicated the book to his wife and children whom he said makes his life complete. Hannity also disclosed that his wife has been the brain behind his numerous successful achievements since the inception of his career.
Additionally, Hannity has also published other books including Deliver Us From Evil, Liberalism, and Nepotism in 2004 and the Conservative Victory – Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda in 2010.
3. Hannity Admitted He Loves Women Other than His Wife
In 2013, the social media went abuzz, courtesy of Hannity’s comment on his radio show. The network syndicate personality was asked his thought about other women who weren’t his wife, he said: “You can’t help but notice attractive people and if you say you can, you’re full of it”. However, after the show, rumours of a possible separation between Hannity and his wife emerged. The rumours were later dismissed because there was no substantial evidence. Since then, the power couple has been living together with their children and there’s no sign of trouble between them. They currently reside in their mansion located in Long Island, New York.
4. Jill Rhodes and Sean Hannity’s Net Worth
Jill Rhodes and her husband have been successful in their journalism career and has acquired huge wealth for themselves. Rhodes currently has a net worth of $3.8 million while that of her husband Sean Hannity is $80 million. In 2017, Forbes reportedly estimated Sean Hannity’s annual income to be around $36 million. The couple earned their net worth from journalism. As they say – behind every successful man is a supportive woman, Rhodes is clear proof of the truth in that statement.