Meghan McCain returned from her Thanksgiving holiday with a big announcement on Monday, as the newest host of The View is now a newlywed.
The 33-year-old daughter of Senator John McCain had already broke the news about her wedding to Ben Domenech over the holiday, but brought along some new photos and details about the ceremony to share with viewers
Meghan’s co-hosts all noted how beautiful she looked in the photos as she said: ‘Me and now my husband. So weird to say, I have a husband Ben. We got married at our ranch in Sedona. It was real country. Like I wanted a western country wedding.’
She went on to reveal there were some tears, some music and an inebriated bride.
They did: Meghan McCain, 33, shared new photos and details about her wedding to Ben Domenech last week in Arizona (couple above being married by John Dickerson)
Big names: The bride said that her father, Senator John McCain, was moved to tears by the ceremony and former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken sang for the couple
Let loose: Meghan also said that she ‘got really drunk on whiskey’ at her nuptials and spent most of the night dancing
‘Sean Dickerson from Face the Nation married us,’ explained Meghan, who then gave a quick shout out to Shooter Jennings.
‘I pulled Clay Aiken out of retirement to sing. I got my dad to cry.’
She then noted that Aiken sang ‘a beautiful song for us,’ before adding: ‘I got very drunk on whiskey.’
Meghan revealed little else, saying only that there was lots of dancing at the small and intimate ceremony.
‘It was really fun. I think we overdo it with weddings in general and talking about it. I understand why people do it. It’s a beautiful celebration of love,’ said Meghan.
‘The meaningful experience of doing it in front of your friends and family.’
There was also a bit of sadness however for Meghan, who reflected on how difficult the past year has been for her and her family.
‘Before [President] Trump, before my dad’s cancer. Before all these things. I feel like the first few year and half of our relationship was so fun. Just having a good time,’ said Meghan.
‘The second’s been really, really, really hard. And so there’s something about celebrating love in a time of sadness as well that was probably more meaningful had it been an easier time.’
And Meghan said that it was back to business as usual when she and her new husband arrived back in New York after the wedding, with the newlyweds enjoying a night of tomato soup and Homes Alone 2 on Sunday.
Difficult time: ‘Before [President] Trump, before my dad’s cancer. Before all these things. I feel like the first few year and half of our relationship was so fun,’ revealed Meghan (above on The View Monday)
First dance: She went on to say that the family’s recent difficulties made the wedding all the more special for herself and Ben
Joy Behar then joked that there was once a time when couples waiting to have sex for the first time until their wedding night, prompting laughter among the hosts as Meghan said: ‘Actually, I’m a big proponent of test-driving a car before you buy it.’
This shockingly cheerful interaction between the ladies on the ABC show comes three weeks after DailyMail.com broke news of tension of the daytime show between McCain and her fellow hosts.
‘Everything started all lovey-dovey and folks were optimistic that Meghan would be a welcomed addition to the show, but no one knew that she had developed this hardened, cold disposition that’s quite different from when she was being considered for the job before,’ a source close to the show exclusively told DailyMail.com.
‘Initially everyone thought it was her getting a rhythm or trying to find her way, but now people realize she’s has an unwelcoming presence and is only concerned with being engaging to Whoopi behind the scenes.’
An ABC spokesperson has tonight dismissed claims of a rift, and said: ‘This is ridiculous. We’re very pleased that Meghan has joined our table of incredibly smart, accomplished and talented women.
‘Their opinions frequently differ and that’s exactly what the show is designed to do. She’s been warmly welcomed by cast and crew alike. ‘Let it go’.’