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Merri Kelly Hannity is an American celebrity kid better known as the daughter of well-established political commentator, Radio/TV host Sean Hannity, and his ex-spouse Jill Rhodes. Moreover, Merri is also a rising tennis player.
The adorable Merri was born on August 29, 2002, in New York, USA. Merri Kelly graduated from Cold Spring Harbor High School, where she played for the high school's tennis club.
Merri currently enrolls at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Celebrity Father: Sean Hannity
Merri is gathering constant media attention, fans, followers since her birth; all credit goes to her celebrated and beloved father. As mentioned above, Merri's dad Sean Patrick Hannity is a political analyst and a talk show host.
The 58-years-old Sean currently hosts the conservative radio talk show The Sean Hannity Show. He also worked as a host of the Fox News Television talk program 'Hannity.' Similarly, Sean has served for the shows like Hannity & Colmes, Hannity's America, etc.
Sean, who was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017, is also an author. He has published the books like Live Free Or Die, Conservative Victory, Deliver Us from Evil, Right From the Heart, and Let Freedom Ring.
Sean and Jill's Temporary Marital Bond
Merri's father, Sean, and mother, Jill Rhodes, are no more in a marital relationship. Sean first met Jill in 1991 in Huntsville, Alabama. At the time, he was working at the radio station WVNN, and she was studying journalism at the University of Alabama.
After the first encounter, they soon fell in love with each other and soon start their romantic affair. Later, after dating more than a year, Rhodes and Hannity decided to take their relationship to the next level.
Sean married his longtime-girlfriend-turned wife, Jill in, 1993. From the marital relationship, the former husband-wife duo shared two kids. They welcomed their first child, a son, Sean Patrick Hannity, in 1998 and daughter Merri in 2002.
The former married partner was living contently and was parenting their children jointly. Everything was going fine, but Sean and Jill separated after a decade long marital bond. In June 2020, they revealed that they had divorced the previous year in 2019.
Parent's Extra Affair
After the separation from Sean, Jill began living a low-key life. She hardly makes a public presence and is also not an active persona in any social networking account. Similarly, Rhodes has kept her relationship status under the radar.
On the other hand, it is reported that a TV/Radio personality, Sean, is in a relationship with Ainsley Earhardt. Ainsley is the news personality and correspondent, who co-host the morning news-talk program, Fox & Friends.
As per the People, Hannity and Earhardt have been dating secretly for years. Like Sean, Ainsley is also a divorcee. She was married to Kevin McKinney from April 2005 to 2009. Similarly, she married a former footballer Will Proctor from 2012 to 2018. They also shared a daughter named Hayden Dubose Proctor (b. 2015).
Tennis Games and Achievements
As shortly stated above, the 18-years-old Merri Kelly is an aspiring tennis player. She has competed in tennis tournaments representing Cold Spring Harbor High School team.
Merri was placed third in the 2019 New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Single Tennis Championships. Similarly, Hannity won the 2016 Nassau Girls Tennis single competition defeating Thea Rabman.
Likewise, Merri Kelly also received the 2020 US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.
Merri is still in her teenage. So, more than involving in any professional works and earning a sum of wealth, she is focused on her studies and is also working hard to pursue a better career in the tennis field. She is the daughter of a commentator and television journalist like Lucy Elizabeth Linch.
However, Merri might have received cash prizes and other gift hampers, winning the tennis tournaments. Merri's father, Sean, owns a fortune of around $250 million. As per the report, Sean Hannity earns an annual salary of $40 million.
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