Which Members of ‘The View’ Are the Closest Friends?

The View has been on the air for over two decades and it’s seen its fair share of feuds and on-air tension. But the current hosts  — Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain — seemed to have found a groove that works. While they often disagree politically, the hosts always come back to show their love for each other. None of them are best friends, but here are the members of The View that are the closest. 

'The View' Tuesday, February 18, 2020
‘The View’ Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC

Meghan McCain loves Whoopi Goldberg and remains on ‘The View’ because of her

Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg have had their fair share of disputes on The View table. They disagree on plenty of topics, but for the most part, their tension has been due to McCain’s interruptions. 

However, after one heated debate last December, the two came back to set and cleared the air. McCain talked about how much she loved Goldberg, and how she’s like family. “I love you very much,” she told Goldberg on the show. “You were good friends with my dad. We fight like we’re family.” 

When talking to Andy Cohen about the incident on Watch What Happens Live, McCain reiterated her admiration for Goldberg. “I could not do the show without her,” she said. “Whoopi is the anchor of the show and my life there, and she always picks us up when we’re down.”

All of the hosts love Joy Behar’s lasagna

None of ‘The View’ hosts are close enough to show up on each other’s Instagram stories, but they all can agree on one thing — Joy Behar’s lasagna. Apparently, Behar has gifted her cohosts with her famous lasagna, and for a long time, Sunny Hostin and McCain complained that they never got one.  

This past Christmas, Behar made sure each one of the ladies got their own lasagna. She noted that she did this so that they wouldn’t fight over it anymore. 

Despite the feuds, ‘The View’ hosts remain friendly behind the scenes 

When discussing hot topics, particularly ones relating to politics and culture, The View hosts sometimes take opposing stands, and that’s when things get heated. In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Joy Behar admitted that this tension is just part of the job. 

“We kind of know that, sometimes one of us goes over the line. I won’t say what specifically but sometimes things go over the line that then have to be pulled back,” said Behar. “Any conversation that talks about politics or religion is going to go off the rails. It would be very unrealistic to think that there would be no acrimony, disagreements, and maybe even hurt feelings sometimes. That’s the way it is.”

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For viewers at home, these debates make it seem like the women aren’t getting along. But according to People, a source close to the show said that the ladies are perfectly friendly with each other behind the scenes. “They have different politics and different views and their job is to argue about this stuff on air,” said the source. “But the idea that there’s fighting behind the scenes because of it is not true.”

It doesn’t look like the current cast of The View includes any tight friendships, but they do take time out to compliment each other every now and then. And because they are talented professionals who know exactly how to do their job, viewers continue to tune in every day.