The wife of prominent Fox News host Jesse Waters has filed for divorce following allegations that he had an affair with a producer on his show.
Noelle Watters, Jesse’s wife, filed for the divorce in October after learning that her 39-year-old husband had been sleeping with Emma DiGiovine, a 25-year-old producer on Fox News.
The co-host of “The Five” and host of “Watters’ World” subsequently informed Fox News about his affair. As a result, the company transferred DiGiovine to “The Ingraham Angle.”
“Within 24 hours of Jesse Watters voluntarily reporting to the Chief of Human Resources in November 2017 that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, management met with both parties and a decision was made for the woman to be transferred to work on another program on the network where she currently remains,” said a Fox News representative in a statement.
According to sources, Jesse and DiGiovine are still currently dating. As Watters pursues his on-the-job romance, Fox News is struggling amid the barrage of allegations centering on its prominent personalities and its workplace culture.
The company’s founder, Roger Ailes, was ousted in July 2016 following allegations of misogyny and sexual harassment.
Former Fox News host and Watters’ mentor Bill O’Reilly was forced to resign last year after it was revealed that he settled several sexual harassment lawsuits. It was also made public that after O’Reilly arranged a $32 million settlement over a sexual harassment case involving a former Fox News analyst, the network still chose to renew his massive contract.
Eric Bolling, whom Watters replaced in “The Five” after getting his own show, also left Fox News after news broke that he had sent unsolicited lewd texts, including photos of male genitalia to two of his colleagues.
Watters is said to be a favorite news personality of president Trump, who himself had been accused of sexual harassment by various women.