Fox News host Sean Hannity announced that he is “done” with New York and will be moving to the “free” state of Florida, but his girlfriend at the network is staying put.
Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of Fox & Friends, which is based in New York, is not giving up her seat on the curvy couch, meaning the couple will make a go at having a long-distance relationship.
Citing “insiders,” the Daily Mail reported that Hannity and Earhardt “are committed to their long-distance relationship and will make regular trips between New York and Florida. A source noted that the couple are accustomed to spending time apart with Earhardt living in Manhattan and Hannity bunking down on Long Island.
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“Ainsley is envisioning their romantic reunions when she arrives on the West Palm Beach airport asphalt every weekend they can spare,” a friend told the British tabloid. “Those two have always been in it for the long haul since they fell in love – only now the haul will be a bit longer.”
Hannity bought a beachfront home in Palm Beach, Florida, back in 2021. The house is reportedly just three miles from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
With both Earhard and Hannity working M-F, the couple will primarily see each other on the weekends –which proves to be a continuation of the status quo, apparently.
“They had only seen each other on weekends given Ainsley lives in the city and Sean was on Long Island, so the only difference now is that they will be traveling by plane instead of a car back and forth to Long Island,” a source said.
Hannity told listeners on his iHeartRadio show on Tuesday that he has decided to move to Florida, citing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) as examples of those who “share my values.”
“If anybody is listening to this program for any length of time, I’ve been threatening now to do this for quite a while,” he said. “But we are now beginning our first broadcast from my new home, and that is in the free state of Florida.”
“I am out. I am done. I’m finished. New York, New York, goodbye,” Hannity added, saying, “it’s great to be here.”
He said “the migration out of the blue states with high taxes, burdensome regulation, high crime, horrible school districts is real,” and suggested that “if anything, I’m probably late and behind the curve and many others have made the move beforehand.”
“And there’s not a single person that I know who’s made a move like this who isn’t happy they made it.”