Conservative gadfly Ann Coulter is once again denying rumors that she is getting romantic with Jimmie Walker, the comic star of the 1970s sitcom “Good Times.”
The tall blonde pundit told the New York Post that the rumor spreads every once in a while, but “it’s never been true.”
The rumor spread again courtesy of Norman Lear, 94, the famed producer of progressive 1970s TV comedies like “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times,” on which Walker skyrocketed to fame for his “Dy-no-mite” catchphrase.
In an Entertainment Weekly interview with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, Lear said that Walker, 69, dates Coulter. Lear went so far as to describe having dinner with the couple — a social occasion that’s hard to imagine given Lear’s outspoken liberal politics and Coulter being a major irritant to liberals.
Lear said, “I love [Walker]; he’s a wonderful guy, but I’ll tell you something about him that’ll astound you: He dates Ann Coulter.”
Lear also described Coulter as a “dreamy, delicious, sweet person.”
Barris was skeptical of Lear’s belief that the two are dating, joking: “I’m not sure Ann Coulter eats solid food. I definitely don’t think she’s dating Jimmie Walker.”
Coulter apparently had a good laugh over the rumor resurfacing, telling the Post that Walker is “hilarious.” He’s also a Republican, she added, which would definitely make him acceptable friend material in Coulter’s book. Coulter also took to Twitter to deny the rumor:
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 5, 2017
This isn’t the first time Coulter has had to clarify her relationship status with Walker. In a 2013 interview with The Huffington Post, she also denied she was dating Walker, and said that although he was a close pal, the two were “not technically dating.”