‘The View’: Meghan McCain Posts Heartfelt Birthday Tribute To Co-Host Whoopi Goldberg With a Special Throwback Photo

Meghan McCain is still on maternity leave from The View after welcoming her first child, Liberty Sage, with husband Ben Domenech. Not one to miss a special occasion, McCain just took to Instagram to personally wish her co-host Whoopi Goldberg a happy birthday.

Meghan McCain of 'The View'
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Whoopi Goldberg turns 65

McCain has never been shy about voicing her adoration for the EGOT winner. Even when they’ve had their on-air scuffles, McCain always makes it clear that Goldberg is a major reason why she enjoys her seat at The View table.

With Goldberg celebrating her 65th birthday, McCain didn’t want to miss out on sending well wishes to her friend and colleague. The conservative co-host has often noted that her father, the late Senator John McCain, was also a devout fan of the Sister Act star. With a special Instagram post, McCain penned a special message to Goldberg along with a picture of the two of them with her dad.

“Happy Birthday @WhoopiGoldberg,” McCain wrote on Instagram. “You are a true legend, original icon, queen, role model, friend, mentor and leader of our motley @TheView cast. You bring so much light, wisdom, kindness, empathy and joy into this world.”

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She continued her tribute to Goldberg, expressing her gratitude for her friendship. “It is a privilege to work with you and call you a friend,” McCain posted. “I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all the love, laughter and happiness you deserve. I love you so much!”

Meghan McCain has previously praised her fellow co-host on Instagram

This isn’t the first time McCain has sung Goldberg’s praises on social media. In September, The View star noted her gratitude on sharing the same screen as the Oscar winner.

“Getting to work with a living icon like @whoopigoldberg every day is still such a privilege and totally surreal,” McCain posted on Instagram, alongside a split-screen picture of herself and Goldberg. “Love you Whoop, thank you for your unending support, friendship and political perspective. I continue to learn from you every day.”

Also praising co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines, McCain acknowledged that she is in impressive company at The View.

“I’m so lucky to get to do what I do @theviewabc every day surrounded by such incredible women,” McCain concluded.

Whoopi Goldberg’s input swayed Meghan McCain on joining ‘The View’

When the former Fox News personality was offered a spot on the ABC daytime talk show, she was hesitant at first due to the revolving co-hosts.

“I didn’t want to join,” she said in Ramin Setoodah’s book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’. “I thought it looked like there was too much turnover. It wasn’t the iconic show I watched when I was in college. I originally said no when they asked me.”

When her father advised her to sign on with The View, McCain turned to Goldberg for some guidance.

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“When they offered me the job, I called [Goldberg] before I accepted,” McCain explained. “I asked her if she thought I could do this. It never gets old that she’s Whoopi Goldberg.”

Now in her third year on the show, McCain is expected back on The View at the end of her maternity leave.