• Jill Rhodes is an American journalist and political columnist who rose to fame after marrying Sean Hannity.
• She attended the University of Alabama and worked for local cable networks and Fox News.
• She married Sean Hannity in 1993 and has two children with him.
• The couple has faced various controversies and currently lives in Long Island, New York.
• Jill has an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Who is Jill Rhodes?
Jill Rhodes was formerly an American reporter, and also worked as a political columnist for the Huntsville Times. However, Jill rose to fame after marrying Sean Hannity, a renowned or notorious TV talk show host and political commentator.
Jill Rhodes Early Life and Education Background
Jill was born under the zodiac of Virgo on 27 August 1962, in Montgomery, Alabama USA, and so is an American by nationality and from white ethnicity. Rhodes grew up in her hometown where she went to school, but nothing is known about Jill’s parents or any siblings. She was admitted to the University of Alabama from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Jill Rhodes Rise to Stardom
After graduating, Jill started her job as a reporter working at a local cable network, before she moved on to Fox New, also working as a political columnist with the Huntsville Times, then as a book editor for a while in Manhattan, New York City. In 1991, while working with Huntsville Times Jill received a call from Sean Hannity, who was working as a host on WVNN radio, and would often call Jill to try to obtain interesting story ideas.
The two later met face to face in 1992, and immediately Jill felt that Sean was the man she wanted to marry, and true to her feelings, they ended up tying the knot the following year. Her marriage to Sean made her even more popular, and she has always offered him moral support in his journalistic career. In 2002, Hannity wrote a book dedicated to his wife and kids – “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism”. Although Jill’s career did not last long as she chose to take care of her family, she left a mark in the journalism industry.
Interesting Facts About Jill Rhodes
There are a number of interesting facts about Jill, and Sean, including that he was accused of sexual harassment: there was a campaign that resulted in Roger Ailes, a former chief of Fox News, and Bill O’Reilly resigning and Sean was also not spared. A conservative blogger by the name Debbie Schlussel pointed an accusing finger at Sean in an interview with Pat Campbell of Oklahoma Radio, accusing him of inviting her to a hotel room he had booked in Detroit. Sean denied the allegations and even threatened to file charges, but the story died after some time.
Sean dedicated a book to his wife, his first bestseller, in which he talks about how his wife and children complete his life. He also confessed that his wife is the force that pushes him to succeed and achieve so much in his career.
She and her husband plan to move: Sean and Jill want their children to matriculate from high school and become adults so that they can finally relocate from Long Island where they currently live to another place, preferably to Naples in Florida.
Jill together with her husband previously worked for a charity in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Jill Rhodes Marriage to Sean Hannity and their Children
It was love at first sight for Jill the moment she laid her eyes on Sean; she knew there and then that she wanted to marry him. This was during a meeting that Sean had planned with Jill disguising it as a work thing while in the real sense, it was a date, during the Huntsville mayoral debate that Sean had arranged. The two got hitched in 1993 and started their married life in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple has been an item for the better part of their careers.
They have been blessed with a son, Patrick Hannity, and Merri Kelly, their daughter. Patrick was born six years after Jill and Sean married while his sister was born in 2002. They all live together as a family – the two children love playing tennis.
Hannity has faced various controversies, with one of them being that he confessed to loving other women more than his own wife. For example, in 2013 he created a buzz on social media when he made a comment on his radio show – when asked about his opinion regarding other women apart from his wife, he said “You cannot help but notice attractive people, and if you say you can, you are full of it”. After this show, there were speculations that the couple would separate, but they were quickly dismissed and this power couple has remained. The whole family currently lives in Long Island, New York.
Jill Rhodes Net Worth
Jill had made a fortune from her successful journalistic career. Also being the wife of a prominent journalist has apparently helped her net worth increase by leaps and bounds. Reputable sources estimate her net worth stands at $55 million as of early-2019. Her husband, on the other hand, has a net worth of $80million. This makes the couple’s finances enough to allow them to live a very comfortable life together with their children.