What ‘The View’ Star Meghan McCain Loved About Being Single

Meghan McCain of The View is eagerly expecting the birth of her first child with husband Ben Domenech. Tying the knot in November 2017, McCain and Domenech pushed up their wedding date so her father, the late Senator John McCain, could be in attendance.

Strongly independent, The View star previously admitted she was never in a hurry to walk down the aisle. While she wasn’t a fan of dating, McCain did have some aspects of being single that she relished.

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‘The View’ star quarantines with her hubby

The View panel has been appearing on the show from home throughout the coronavirus crisis. McCain is taking considerable precautions due to her pregnancy and staying in lockdown with her husband. The television personality recently described what it’s like spending constant one-on-one time with her spouse.

“Being in quarantine with your husband or significant other or being in quarantine with anyone, at least for me, has been like marriage on acid,” she said as reported by Yahoo, according to People. “You’re spending 24-7 with just one person. And so, it’s like, I knew all these things about Ben but, it’s like, everything is heightened at like, the tenth degree.”

Even with the close quarters, McCain and Domenech are always able to find common ground. With her background in politics and his position as publisher of The Federalist, the two conservatives never run out of conversation.

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“I will say that all I am glad about is that I married someone I want to talk to about the news all the time and I’m always interested in what he wants to say,” McCain shared. “Because it’s become the baseline for our relationship right now. If we had nothing to talk about, which I’ve certainly dated men like that before, I would have certainly jumped out a window at this point.”

Meghan McCain didn’t have her eye on heading to the altar

Answering questions from viewers during The View’s online segment “Ask Me Anything,” McCain and former View co-host Abby Huntsman discussed the topic of marriage. McCain revealed that tying the knot had never been high on her list of priorities.

“I waited. I was like ‘If I don’t get married, I’m cool,’” she insisted in 2019. “Like, marriage seems kind of like prison… I don’t know if I want to do it.”

The View panelist had a swift change of heart when she met Domenech. McCain has often praised her husband for his unending support during her father’s illness and death.

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“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 gushed of her spouse. “He’s the only man I ever met that didn’t want to change me.”

Single life suited Meghan McCain

Saving the trip to the altar until she was 33 years old, McCain had no problem with a lengthy single life. The conservative co-host thrived in her freedom and lack of obligations.

“I love being single. I can do whatever the hell I want all the time,” she told Playboy in 2012. “I have no one to check in with. When you’re in a serious relationship, you kind of have to check in before you go out with your friends or do whatever.”

At the time, McCain confessed to being a bit put off by entering a committed relationship and wasn’t thrilled with dating.

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“I think I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe,” The View co-host revealed. “Or maybe it’s just that I haven’t met the right guy. Dating’s okay, but guys can be weird.”

Now happily wed to Domenech and awaiting their first child, McCain clearly has gotten over her fear of commitment.