Meghan McCain admits she DID have a fight with The View co-host Abby Huntsman and says things have been ‘very rough’ amid speculation about a toxic work environment at the show
- Meghan McCain has admitted she ‘had a fight’ with her friend and former co-host Abby Huntsman on the set of The View
- Huntsman dramatically departed the show earlier this month amid speculation that her decade-long friendship with McCain had soured
- McCain told Andy Cohen on Wednesday that she and Huntsman have since made amends and are on speaking terms
- The outspoken conservative also told Cohen that she has been having a ‘very rough’ few weeks amid speculation about a toxic work environment at The View
- Moderator Whoopi Golderg angrily told McCain to ‘stop talking’ during an episode taped last month
- Sources say McCain has also clashed with co-stars Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin behind the scenes
The View’s Meghan McCain has admitted to having a fight with her former co-star Abby Huntsman, who quit the top-rated talk show earlier this month.
McCain, 35, made the confession during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Wednesday – less than two weeks after Huntsman, 33, taped her final episode of the program.
‘We did have a fight,’ McCain told Cohen on Wednesday night, going on to claim that it was ‘a very small fight and a friend fight, and all friendships have ups and downs.’
Huntsman was seen as McCain’s only ally on The View – where the two worked together for the past two years.
But speculation about a feud between the pair gained traction earlier this month when the two became embroiled in an awkward on-air spat on January 9.
McCain went on to tell Cohen on Wednesday that she and Huntsmen have since mended their long-time friendship, stating: ‘We are very close. I just talked to her yesterday morning. She’s campaigning with her dad [Republican politician Jon Huntsman]’.
The View’s Meghan McCain (pictured) has admitted to having a fight with her former co-star Abby Huntsman, who quit the top-rated talk show earlier this month.
McCain denied claims that a feud was behind Huntsman’s decision to quit The View, saying she was saddened by her pal’s departure.
‘I didn’t want her to go, selfishly, because I thought she was an amazing co-host and just having a friend there has been lovely,’ McCain stated.
‘But it’s been really emotionally taxing to have like our friendship used this way in the media. It’s taken a real toll on me.’
The outspoken conservative has admitted to having a ‘very rough’ few weeks, amid media reports about toxic relations on the set of The View.
On December 16, moderator Whoopi Goldberg snapped at McCain live on air and told her to ‘stop talking’ before she cut to a commercial break.
Addressing that incident on Wednesday night’s edition of Watch What Happens Live, McCain claimed that Goldberg was ‘having a bad day’ and had ‘apologized’.
Huntsman and McCain are pictured on the set of The View. McCain has denied claims that a feud was behind Huntsman’s decision to quit the top-rated talk show
Speculation about a feud between the pair gained traction earlier this month when the two became embroiled in an awkward on-air spat on January 9 (pictured)
‘Whoopi is the anchor of the show and my life there and she always picks us up when we’re down,’ the pundit cooed.
‘I adore her and I need her as the moderator,’ she added.
McCain went on to claim that she has no current plans to quit the show, but said she would do so if Goldberg decided to leave.
‘If she jumps, I jump,’ she proclaimed.
Since joining The View three years ago, McCain has been involved in several other headline-hitting incidents.
Huntsman (second from left) departed the show two weeks ago, meaning that McCain is now the lone conservative voice at the table
Last September, she stormed off the set during a commercial break after a spat with Friday co-host, Ana Navarro.
And back in June, she was involved in a memorable showdown with her ideological opposite Joy Behar during which she stated: ‘Don’t feel bad for me, b****’.
Meanwhile, insiders have also reported on alleged tension behind the scenes between McCain and Behar.
One ABC staffer also told DailyMail.com in recent months that fellow co-host Sunny Hostin was also irritated with McCain behind closed doors.
Since joining The View three years ago, McCain has been a tabloid fixture