What we know about 58 years old Jill Rhodes, the ex-wife of famous American Political Commentator, Sean Hannity.
Jill Rhodes is a veteran Journalist and Writer with decades of experience. She is the former wife of popular Author, Political Commentator, and Fox News personality, Sean Hannity. The duo enjoyed a blissful marriage for more than two decades before things got sore before their marriage could get to the third decade.
Despite breaking up with her husband, Jill Rhodes continues to work with him on one of his shows on Television, ” The Hannity Show” and also takes care of their two children to date.
This piece traces the background, education, career, marriage, divorce, and some other details about Jill Rhodes. We shall also take a look at her net worth and some of her recent activities.
Background and Education
Jill Rhodes was born on the 27th of August, 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, the United States where she grew and also attended high school.
No information is available as regards her parents and siblings but it most unlikely that she grew up alone.
She proceeded to the University of Alabama after graduating from high school where she bagged her first degree in Journalism.
Not satisfied with her first degree, she proceeded to get another but this time, it was something different from media studies. Jill Rhodes also studied Theology and Pastoral Counselling from Liberty University, a private University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Career Path and Fame
Shortly after she graduated from the University, Jill Rhodes got a job as a Political Columnist with Huntsville Times. Her academic qualifications and skills made her career moved fast than the speed of light. She also worked as a radio host at WVNN where Sean Hannity, her future husband also worked.
The duo bonded at the station and she later worked on his show. Sean often collaborated with Jill on story ideas at the radio station and he didn’t hesitate to express his love for her as he often leaves her with amazing voice notes before they eventually met in person at Huntsville mayoral event in 1992 – an event he hosted.
Jill Rhodes went on to work as a book editor at Manhattan for a short period before she retired from the media to focus on her family.
Marriage to Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity got clued to Jill Rhodes immediately he saw her gorgeous pictures no-one of her columns. He told Newsmax in 2011 why he got attracted to her;
“She was really talented — gifted, but I really just fell in love with the little picture in her column.”
On the other hand, Jill Rhodes said she was immediately attracted to him and she knew from the onset that he was going to be her husband.
“I looked at his face, and I said, That is the man I’m going to marry, “ she told People’s Magazine in 2002.
Jill and Sean dated for a while before they got married in 1993. Sean revealed that most people including Jill’s former colleagues and a Pastor who counseled them didn’t want her to marry him.
“He said, ‘You’re crazy to be marrying this guy,’ because I started arguing about how the church has become too liberal. And I think she left that meeting in tears.”
Sean also added that the same Pastor that went against their union, conducted their wedding ceremony and that of their friends but they were the only ones still together after 18 years as of 2012.
“Eighteen years later, we’re the only ones still married.”
The couple moved to New York after their marriage and they enjoyed a wonderful time together career-wise as well as a newly-married couple. It didn’t take long before Jill gave birth to their first child, Patrick in 1999. While their second, Merri Kelly was born in 2002.
A Book dedicated to Jill Rhodes and their two children
The couple enjoyed a lovely time even after the birth of Patrick and Kelly. Sean dedicated his first book, Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism to Jill Rhodes and their kids.
In the acknowledgment, Sean wrote:
“The most important acknowledgment I make is to my family — my wife, Jill, and my two children, Patrick and Kelly, to whom I dedicate this book.”
“They are the ones who put up with the long work hours I needed to invest in this project,” he continued. “They are the ones who make it worth doing — and make my life complete and happy on more levels than I can explain. I am blessed to have them in my life.”
Although the couple finally separated in 2020, they have been apart a few years before their divorce was eventually finished. Unlike many other divorce cases which take a turn on the children or child of the couple, Jill and Sean didn’t want that to happen so they entered an agreement to work together in the interest of their children.
Sean’s sexual allegation contributed largely to their divorce. It was alleged that Sean Hannity and other news contributors to Fox News have at one point or the other harassed women at the station sexually.
Two prominent workers: chief Roger Ailes and commentator Bill O’Reilly left their jobs following the accusation of sexual harassment. Sean was also accused by Debbie Schlussel, a conservative blogger, of sexually harassing her.
She revealed that he invited her to his hotel room after a book signing event but declined which led to her being blacklisted on Fox News.
Debbie however said she was never harassed by Bill O’Reilly in a radio interview with KFAQ radio, Tulsa.
Jill Rhodes still works with her Ex-Husband
She currently works as an editor on Sean’s show, ” The Hannity Show” on Fox Television.
Jill Rhodes is an extremely private person. She prefers to spend time with her children than on social media. She’s not on any social media platform.