Who is Sean Hannity’s wife Jill Rhodes?
Jill Rhodes was born on 27 August 1962, in Alabama, US, and is a journalist, but perhaps better known for being the wife of political commentator and talk show host Sean Hannity. She has supported him throughout his career, so helping her husband get to where he is today.
The Wealth of Jill Rhodes
How rich is Jill Rhodes? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $55 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. Her net worth has also been elevated by the success of her husband, who has a net worth that is estimated at over $80 million. As Jill continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Career Beginnings
While there is very little information available about Jill’s childhood, it is known that she developed an interest in journalism, and attended the University of Alabama, graduating with a degree in journalism. After completing her studies, she started working for “Huntsville Times” as a political commentator, and where she would eventually be noticed by Sean Hannity, who was at the time working for the radio station WVNN.
The two frequently collaborated on story ideas, and he would often leave amusing voicemail messages for her. The two eventually met at a mayoral debate Hannity organized in 1992, located in Huntsville, and they would marry the following year – Jill would later tell the media that she knew that he was the man she was going to marry. The two then moved to New York together, and she would briefly work as a book editor in Manhattan.
Sean Hannity and Family
Sean Hannity is best known as the host of both the nationally syndicated radio talk program “The Sean Hannity Show”, as well as of his own television show on Fox News entitled “Hannity”. He’s received several awards and honors for his journalism work, and has also written three best-selling books including “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism”, “Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Depotism, and Liberalism”, and “Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda”. His career has also been somewhat controversial, due to espousing numerous conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – so unsurprisingly he is an avid supporter of Donald Trump.
Jill and Sean have two children, and the family resides in Long Island, New York. Rhodes has been credited by her husband numerous times as his support and the reason for his success. He even dedicated his book “Let Freedom Ring” to his wife and children.
ControversiesIn 2017, Fox News was under fire after it was admitted that numerous sexual harassment incidents had happened allegedly perpetrated by Roger Ailes and political commentator Bill O’Reilly, which led to the two departing from the network. Jill’s husband was also accused of inappropriate behavior by blogger Debbie Schlussel ,who claimed that Sean asked her to come back to his hotel after a show, and when she refused, was blacklisted by Fox News. Hannity denied the allegation and threatened to take legal action if the slander continued, but rumors started spreading that he and Jill’s relationship was in danger, but it never went that way.
She and her husband also became the subject of a long-running internet scam, using fake endorsements to promote products Jill had made. This led Hannity to risk losing his job, with Jill was reportedly selling a “plastic surgery alternative” moisturizer which was the reason for her multi-million dollar wealth. After the news of the scam broke out, her husband would defend her by emailing statements to news publications that all of the claims were lies.
Is Jill Rhodes on Social Media?
Similar to numerous wives of various news and journalism personalities, Jill maintains her privacy by not having any social media accounts in any of the major websites, including on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is apparently one reason why there are numerous mysteries surrounding her current endeavors, as well as her past. Some photos are available of her online, usually seen with her husband or in interviews, and there are also videos of her that can be seen on the website YouTube.
Her husband on the other hand is very active on social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram on which he details some of the latest events in political circles. He can also be seen doing numerous updates about President Trump’s endeavors. His Facebook account mainly promotes his television and radio shows, though it also plays a similar purpose to his Twitter account.