Meghan McCain: My mom bugs me to have a baby, but my dad doesn’t care

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Meghan McCain married Ben Domerich in a lovely ceremony on November 21 at her family’s ranch near Sedona, Arizona. Meghan’s father, Senator John McCain, was able to be there for his daughter’s big day. He is suffering from a rare and aggressive form of stage-four brain cancer.

Since Meghan and Ben have been married for a while now, some family members are wondering when the stork will arrive. In an interview with PEOPLE, Meghan said that she and Ben are “not quite” ready to start a family, but apparently her mother, Cindy McCain, is itching to be a grandma.

Meghan told the magazine, “She has never asked me before and then all the sudden she brings it up all the time. It’s hilarious and uncomfortable.” As for her 81-year-old father, he’s decidedly less persistent about a baby. As Meghan put it, “He’s just like, ‘Do whatever you want.’” I’m not married and my mother never wanted to be a grandmother, so I can’t speak from experience, but isn’t it usually the mother who instigates the “So, when are you giving me a grandchild?” conversation?

Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, Meghan also took the opportunity to share some love for her Dad. She shared that she was amazed that he was able to “to pull off being such a great dad,” adding:

“I’ve been trying to figure out how he did it, because I don’t have any regrets or any sadness or anything, except a really wonderful, beautiful feeling about our relationship and his role as my father, which I think is hard to pull off in general but especially when you have the kind of career he has had.”
“His convictions and his morals and the way he looks at the world are more beautifully honest than any other person I have met or known in my entire life.”


Meghan also shared that she her dad enjoy doing “normal stuff” together, like bird watching, screening cowboy movies, and eating chili. My Dad and I enjoy chili… that other stuff, not so much.

Truth be told, I don’t watch The View, as I’m not a fan of people talking loudly over each other as a form of entertainment. However I know that Meghan and I are not on the same page politically. That being said, I do think she and her father have a wonderful bond. As much as I’m not a fan of Senator McCain’s political stance, I do hope he’s not suffering too much. Cancer is brutal.

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Meghan McCain during an appearance on CNN 'The Van Jones Show.'

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  1. LizLemonGotMarried (aka The Hufflepuff Liz Lemon) says:

    I am an only child so it was both my parents-but my dad mentioned it in his wedding speech!

    • FHMom says:

      That is some pressure on your wedding day! My dad always wanted grandkids more than my mom. I think she put more work into raising us and knew kids were no picnic. They have 5 grandchildren now and are fabulous grandparents.

  2. Pyritedigger says:

    funny, I also don’t care about the state of her uterus.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I read the title and caught myself thinking, “Please, don’t reproduce.” I see her clips from The View, and she is an insufferable idiot.

  3. Beth says:

    I rarely watch the View, but when I see it, but it blows my mind how Meghan is always defending the prick president who has done nothing but insult her father. I don’t agree much with John McCain, but it’s sick the way Trump and his team treat a true American hero

    • DP says:

      I agree! How can anyone defend Trump? But especially how can Meaghan defend him after the disgusting way Trump has treated her father? Agree with him politically or not, McCain deserves a lot more respect than Trump has given him.
      She drives me crazy. Such an entitled wind bag.

  4. La says:

    My dad was the one to put on the pressure. My mom said she was happy whenever we were ready. Most of us dated our now spouses for 5+ years before getting married so he was getting antsy.

    They ended up getting 5 grandchildren in 3 years with more likely to come, so all complaining has stopped :)

  5. Natalie S says:

    I have sympathy for what she’s going through. It is a difficult and deeply painful experience losing a parent.

    Is it horrible of me to say that I can’t stand her on the View? She’s entitled, smug, empty-headed and spoiled. She even went after a Parkland survivor and was checked for that. She’s ruined the vibe of the show with her tantrums and screeching, she’s in over her head most of the time in the discussions and the other hosts have to help her through it while she’s being rude to them.

    • Darla says:

      I don’t watch the view, but my mom, who lives with me, does. This is the one thing we sometimes argue about because if I’m not in a great mood, and I hear those voices, my nerves start humming. But yes, it’s gotten much worse since Snarling Meg’s arrival. She’s awful.

      Her marriage won’t last. I’m terrible, but I’m going to laugh.

      • girl_ninja says:

        Her husband is awful and she is awful. They make a perfect couple. All she does is screech about how the world hates conservatives.

  6. Veronica says:

    Neither do we. Crawl back in the Trump apologist hole you came from.

  7. Jaygee says:

    Side note, for some reason I thought Meghan’s mom was John’s first wife, not Cindy?

    • Kitty says:

      Have you seen cindy? Megan looks like a mix between her and her dad for sure

    • taxi says:

      No, Cindy is Meghan’s mother. They also have 2 sons, younger than Meghan & an adopted daughter whom they met at an orphanage in Bangladesh. The baby had a severe cleft palate & the McCains adopted her and provided all the medical treatments she needed as well as a home.

      When John married his first wife, Carol, he adopted her 2 sons from her previous marriage and they later had a daughter together.

  8. Marty says:

    Every time I see Meghan, all I can think of is how unfathomable it is that she defends this administration at all, after the way they treated her father.

  9. TurkeyLurkey says:

    Someone on the View should ask her about the joke her father made about Chelsea Clinton when she was 18 years old: “Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father.” Or maybe the rape joke he made about a woman repeatedly raped by an ape. Hmm, I wonder about the full meaning of that one.

    No one deserves to suffer with cancer, but the constant fawning over her father with every political guest is sickening. He is not perfect. Or maybe ask about the time her father cheated on his first wife with Cindy, Meagans mother who was 18 years younger (and due to inheritance, very wealthy) than he was and the woman he dumped his first wife and kids for.

    Spoiled, entitled rich kid who rides daddy’s coattails to success, just like Ivanka.

  10. adastraperaspera says:

    Ben Domenech is the alt-right plagiarizer who runs The Federalist. Wiki him for more details. His views do not square up with JohnMcCain’s. He will not tell anyone who funds this rag, that spreads incendiary nativism, white supremacy and Kremlin-inspired disinformation. When Meghan married him, I was shocked. I thought she was a moderate conservative. I also thought she was a closet gay. I am not sure what is going on here, but I think Ben is using her and her family connections to legitimize his racism. Nothing about this seems romantic to me.

    • Darla says:

      Oh no, nothing romantic at all. These two hate-filled snarlers will go up in flames soon enough. All that hate turned on each other.

  11. Starryfish says:

    I will never understand why this woman is a thing.

  12. Muprhy says:

    I’m sorry but that’s code for ‘it hasn’t happened yet’