Sean Hannity earned the praise of one former intern after he sent the newlywed and his groom a case of wine to mark their wedding day.
Guy Benson took to Twitter to rave about Hannity, who he met when he interned for the Fox News host, who was then one-half of the network’s popular show Hannity & Colmes.
The gift came after her and Adam Wise said ‘I do’ at a Napa Valley ceremony that was officiated by Kennedy and attended by Megyn Kelly.
It was Kelly who brought the two together, with Wise reaching out to Benson after the conservative appeared on Kelly’s Fox News program to discuss his decision to come out in his 2015 book, End of Discussion.
Gay old party:Sean Hannity sent newlyweds Guy Benson and Adam Wise (above) a case of wine to mark their nuptials
Throwback: Benson, 34, thanked Hannity for the gift on Twitter and shared images from his time interning for the Fox News host in 1999 (Hannity and Benson with Allen Holmes)
Noted: hannity’s notes to Benson in 1999 (left) and 2019 (right)
‘Please indulge me for a short thread. In 2002, I was an intern at Hannity & Colmes. It was a dream come true, and I worked as hard as I could, hoping to return to @FoxNews one day in an on-air capacity,’ wrote Benson, who shared a photo of himself on the set of the show.
‘At the end of that summer, I collected autographs from some of the people around the building, including @SeanHannity, for whom I’d worked. He wrote me an encouraging note. I was 17.’
In the note, Hannity said that Benson was ‘the best intern ever,’ and signed off by writing ‘your friend.’
Twenty years later, Hannity sent another note to Benson, this one reading: ‘Congratulations to you and your new husband, Adam! I wish you all the best!’
Once again, Hannity wrote ‘your friend’ on the card which came with a case of wine.
‘I realize that many critics like to put Sean in a box, based on his politics (with which I often agree & of course sometimes disagree). But one’s politics and public persona never tell the whole story of a person. Sean is known as extremely generous and loyal for good reason,’ wrote Benson.
‘Receiving a wedding gift from the man who literally introduced me to conservatism (based on an accidental radio tune-in during the mid-90’s; I was looking for the Yankees game on WABC) is surreal and quite moving, especially considering the nature of my new marriage.’
He then added: ‘Thank you, @seanhannity for this gesture. Also, you *nailed it* with the wine. It’s one of our absolute favorites. With appreciation — cheers, friend!’
Endless summer: Megyn Kelly (above) was among the guests at the wedding on Benson, 34, and Wise, 24, in Napa Valley earlier this month
Not Camelot: Fox news host Kennedy (above) married the couple
Benson, 34, is a contributor on Fox News and the political editor of Townhall.com.
He also and hosts a conservative talk radio show.
Benson is a frequent guest on Kennedy’s eponymous Fox Business network program as well, and it was the former MTV VJ who married the couple earlier this month.
Wise, 24, is a consultant for the federal government.
The two met after Benson appeared on The Kelly File to discuss coming out in his book.
Benson wrote about the nuptials on Instagram last week, saying: ‘Verified Over the course of two unforgettable evenings, we had the privilege of listening to *ten* toasts from our friends and family members.
‘Usually, with such things, there’s a weak link along the way: Someone inevitably rambles on a little too long, strays into awkward territory, or has been slightly over-served. But not this weekend. Each and every speech was perfect — poignant, hilarious, moving.’
He then closed out by saying: ‘Not sure I’ve laughed so hard, or shed so many tears, in recent memory. We love you all so much.’