Kelly announced the news on Wednesday’s The Kelly File, and Fox News later posted a message from the anchor on their website on Thursday explaining the reason for her temporary absence.
"It's been an interesting week. A long six months, without a vacation for yours truly, do you know that? It's been six months since I've had a vacation. Just ask my assistant," Kelly explained. "So I'll be taking the next week and a half off, spending some time with my husband and my kids, trying to relax."
The newscaster, who's been with Fox News full-time since 2010, said the hardest part of going on vacation is bound to be "is trying to put down the Electronica and unplug it."
"When you go on vacation, I am going to try to look at my little one's faces and go for bike rides and play at the beach and not look at you," Kelly added. "And when I see you back here on the 24th, we'll pick it all up again. Have a great week. See you soon."
Kelly has been facing a slew of aggressive hatred from Donald Trump supporters in the wake of the GOP debate due to what some felt were pointed and aggressive questions. Trump himself has also been railing against the anchor.
During the GOP primary debate, Kelly grilled Trump over past sexist comments towards women.
“You’ve called women you don’t like pigs, dogs, fat slobs and disgusting animals,” Kelly asked the presidential hopeful during the Aug. 6 telecast. “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump responded, before Kelly listed several of Trump’s past targets, including a former Celebrity Apprentice contestant.
“Honestly Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably not be based on the way you’ve treated me,” Trump fired back.
Days after the debate, Trump told CNN that he doesn’t “have a lot of respect for Megyn Kelly – she’s a lightweight,” he said. “She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions and you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of wherever.”