‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Shares Why She Changed Her Mind About Marriage

Meghan McCain of The View is now expecting her first child with husband Ben Domenech. The talk show co-host had previously expected to remain single, not being a big believer in the institution of marriage. Yet McCain was swayed toward wedded bliss, as she revealed in a Q&A last year.

Meghan McCain of 'The View'
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Meghan McCain writes love letter to husband on Insta

Appearing on The View like her fellow co-hosts while quarantined amid the coronavirus crisis, McCain voiced her gratitude for her husband in a recent Instagram post for being her port in the storm during her pregnancy.

The talk show panelist also noted the several ups and downs they’ve shared since marrying in November 2017, including the passing of her father, the late Senator John McCain, and the miscarriage she suffered last year. Yet the challenges only seem to bring the pair closer.

“Life keeps throwing us curveballs but we both knew the first night we met there was no one else for either of us in the world,” he gushed in an April Instagram post alongside a pic of the couple. “It was like God finally formally introduced us but we had already known who we were waiting for.”

McCain’s tell-it-like-it-is demeanor apparently applies to her personal life as well, where she didn’t hold back on expressing her feelings for Domenech. “Our love has always been easy and wild,” she wrote. “I love you and couldn’t have created you in my mind, Ben. There’s no one I would rather be in a foxhole with.”

Meghan McCain reveals a change of heart

Last year in The View’s online segment “Ask Me Anything,” McCain and former View co-host Abby Huntsman answered some questions from viewers. When they came across a query asking what the co-hosts’ best advice for single girls would be, Huntsman posed the question to McCain “since you were single longer than I was,” with the former panelist sharing that she met husband Jeff Livingston at 19 and married him at 24 years old.

McCain revealed that she hadn’t been in a hurry to get to the altar and would’ve been fine if she never made the trip. “I waited. I was like ‘If I don’t get married, I’m cool,’ ” she insisted. “Like, marriage seems kind of like prison… I don’t know if I want to do it.”

Yet when she met Domenech, her view (pardon the pun!) drastically changed. “Honestly, Ben is my rock and he is amazing and he’s made me so much smarter, tougher, stronger, he’s opened my heart,” McCain raved of her husband. “He’s the only man I ever met that didn’t want to change me.”

McCain previously shared that her father’s death also gave her a different perspective on life, including marriage and children. “I like, probably wouldn’t have gotten married if my dad weren’t dying,” she told an audience at the End Well Foundation in December. “I didn’t really believe in it. Now I’m like… getting married is wonderful if you find the right person. I want to have kids. I didn’t want to have kids till my dad died. I didn’t believe in that either.”

Abby Huntsman knew Meghan McCain had met her match

Huntsman and McCain had been friends long before their tenure on The View and are privy to each other’s personal lives. Huntsman recalled how McCain started to have a shift when Domenech came into her life.

“I think when you met Ben… you were going through so much in your life it was like ‘This is the bright light in my life,’ ” Huntsman commented.

McCain remembered her firm stance on marriage until she got to know the conservative commentator. “Abby knows that I was like ‘I’m gonna die alone… There’s no man,’ until I met Ben.”

As it turns out, Huntsman may be somewhat psychic since she predicted their eventual walk down the aisle. “We were at dinner the first time I met Ben and we went in the bathroom and I said ‘You’re marrying this guy…’ ” Huntsman remembered. “It was his confidence, and he just loved you. It was like, this is right.”

Both television personalities are clearly appreciative of their spouses’ adoration. “Our husbands are obsessed with us,” McCain said. “It’s a good trait.”