Updated Nov. 22, 2017, 8:45 a.m. PT: The View‘s Meghan McCain just said I do!
McCain and conservative pundit Ben Domenech reportedly tied the knot Tuesday at the McCain family ranch in Sedona, Arizona. Entertainment Tonight reports that McCain’s father, Senator John McCain, gave her away at the wedding amid his battle with an aggressive kind of brain cancer.
Ahead of the ceremony, McCain shared a sneak peek with her Instagram followers: her adorable bridal slippers.
McCain has talked before about wanting a secret wedding, and it looks like she pulled it off. Congrats to the couple!
Updated Nov. 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m. PT: The identity of Meghan McCain’s fiancé has been revealed! After lots of us were left wondering who the lucky guy was, it was actually Page Six that broke the news McCain is engaged to Ben Domenech, a conservative journalist for The Federalist. Domenech seemingly confirmed this when he tweeted Page Six‘s story and captioned it, “Love you bae, @meghanmccain.”
According to Page Six, Domenech “is a former speechwriter who also co-founded the RedState conservative blog and regularly appears on Fox News and CNN.” While we don’t know for how long the pair have been dating, it’s presumed they met while McCain was working at Fox News.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 2, 2017
McCain also opened up about the engagement on The View on Thursday morning, giving the full rundown about precisely how long she’s been engaged and how it came about. “We have been together for years, and we have been engaged for a while, and it was a secret,” she said. “I was hoping to get married and people wouldn’t find out, but people talk sometimes. And I love him very much, and I’m very happy and, you know, we have been together, and everyone keeps asking me, like, ‘How did you get engaged? How did you get engaged?’ I’m like, well, we were at the Mayo Clinic and my father had his scan and we got engaged because we decided to sort of celebrate life and celebrate being alive and all these things.”
It’s an exciting time to be Meghan McCain, that’s for certain. She’s recently joined up with The View, moving from the more intense work she did as a pundit on Fox News into something with a bit more fun and ease. Of course, she’s been making quite the splash in her new gig (and that’s a good thing!), and it’s only natural that this stroke of good fortune would carry over into her personal life. And earlier this week, it was announced that McCain is engaged. Exciting!
This is certainly super-exciting news, but honestly, we have some major questions. Primarily: Who is she actually engaged to? McCain keeps it pretty darn private on her social media, and the only time we really get any insight into her personal life is when it involves her immediate family, especially her father, Senator John McCain.
According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly, “Meghan and her fiancée are well into wedding planning.” But that tells us diddly-squat about who the lucky fella is — and we want some answers! McCain has referenced him very slyly on social media, with perhaps her most blatant post showcasing just how well her significant other can make brunch. Hey, if we can’t see who he is, then at least we can take comfort in the knowledge he makes a mean brunch, right?
For years now, it’s seemed as if McCain had put all of her focus and energy into her career, which is totally fair. She’s been on the steady climb upward and deserves all the success that’s come her way. That said, an engagement is also a sincerely happy occurrence, and we can’t help but wish her anything but the best as she preps for her big day.