Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt have been quietly dating “for years,” a source in their circle tells PEOPLE.
The news of their relationship, which was first reported by Vanity Fair earlier Thursday, drew denials from both.
“Right now I am focused on raising my daughter and I am not dating anyone,” Earhardt, a Fox & Friends co-host, said through a network spokesperson. “As anyone at Fox News will tell you, Sean is a wonderful person and whomever he chooses to date will be extremely fortunate.”
In his own statement through a spokesperson, Hannity said: “I do not discuss my personal life in public.”
But the source familiar with the situation says the two have “been seeing each other very secretively for years.”
“He’s very private, because he’s very famous and he’s very controversial,” the source says, “but it’s been an open secret that they have been seeing each other.”
Earhardt has been recording at Hannity’s home studio on Long Island, New York, and is renting a home nearby.
“They’re together all the time, but in private. … for years,” the source says, “not just months.”
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