Why ‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Calls Quarantining With Her Husband ‘Marriage on Acid’
Meghan McCain of The View continues to appear on the daytime talk show from home along with her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin. Staying on lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, McCain is spending quarantine with husband Ben Domenech as the two expect their first child.
On Tuesday’s show, the conservative co-host commented on the extreme amount of quality time she and her spouse are getting to spend together.
‘The View’ star hadn’t planned on marriage or children
Last year in The View’s online segment “Ask Me Anything,” McCain and former View co-host Abby Huntsman discussed a range of topics when they began answering questions from viewers. When the subject of marriage came up, McCain revealed that she originally had no fervent desire to walk down the aisle and would be perfectly content if she remained single.
“I waited. I was like ‘If I don’t get married, I’m cool,’ ” the talk show host said. “Like, marriage seems kind of like prison… I don’t know if I want to do it.”
The conservative panelist had a complete change of heart when she and Domenech crossed paths. “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 shared of her husband. “He’s the only man I ever met that didn’t want to change me.”
24/7 quality time for Meghan McCain and her hubby
With all the co-hosts reporting from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, they are each getting ample amounts of quality time with family members. For McCain, the political pundit is finding the one-on-one time with her husband a bit extreme.
“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.”
Despite the close quarters, McCain revealed that the quarantine is further emphasizing how Domenech is the only one for her. As the co-founder of The Federalist, Domenech’s work in politics perfectly compliments the conservative co-host’s interests.
“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’s changing ‘view’ of motherhood
Not only has McCain’s mindset toward marriage evolved, but her view of having children has also shifted. In a sitdown in December with the End Well Foundation, McCain revealed that she had never truly considered becoming a mother. Yet the loss of her father, the late Senator John McCain, in August 2018 changed her perspective on family life.
“I like, probably wouldn’t have gotten married if my dad weren’t dying,” she said. “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.”
Now with the couple expecting their first child, McCain and Domenech are prepping for their upcoming addition to the family.