The View co-host Meghan McCain announced that she is pregnant with her husband, Ben Domenech, via her Instagram account on Sunday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Meghan revealed that she would join millions of others in the U.S. in working from home.
“My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I’m pregnant. Although this isn’t how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all,” read her statement
Following the advice of her doctor, Meghan plans to join co-host Whoopi Goldberg in appearing on the show via satellite. She noted that she feels fortunate that ABC is allowing her and her co-hosts to work on the talk show, which airs each weekday, to work remotely. The mother-to-be said that her doctors had urged her to be “extra vigilant” about limiting her contact with others in order to protect her unborn child and herself during the rapid spread of COVID-19.
In her announcement, Meghan, who is the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, gave a shoutout to all those people on the front lines of the fight against the virus. These U.S. workers continue to show up each day to essential jobs to allow the rest of the country to practice social distancing in hopes of reducing the spread of the disease. She also said that she’s indebted to the show’s crew and producers as she transitions to working from home each weekday.
Within minutes, Instagram users reacted to Meghan’s happy news with nearly 35,000 hitting the “like” button on her post, and almost 6,000 taking the time to leave a message of congratulations for the expecting parents in the comments section. Her co-host, Sunny Hostin, chimed in early to congratulate the mother-to-be, and other celebrities also replied with their well-wishes.
“Awww sending you SO much love, Meghan. This will pass, and you will have a happy, healthy baby. Praying for your family and the one on the way. Congrats!!” replied actress Chrishell Stause.
“I’m crying right now. So so so happy for you, Meghan,” former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard wrote.
Fans were also thrilled to hear some good news amid all the bad news making headlines during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Nice to see some positive news among the chaos! Take care of yourself, congratulations!!” wrote one fan.
“Yay. Congrats. Do you know what you’re having yet? Dem or Rep?” a second follower joked.
Meghan’s pregnancy comes after a heartbreaking loss. Last summer, The View co-host revealed she had a miscarriage, according to a USA Today report. She lost her baby during a photo shoot for the talk show. Despite her inner turmoil, Meghan had to pose and represent conservative women throughout the country. She tried to keep her experience private, but ultimately, she chose to open up about it.
Last week, Meghan tweeted that she missed her co-host, Joy Baher, who decided to stay home since she’s in the high-risk category, despite their infamous on-air clashes. It looks like the expecting mother will see a lot less of all her co-hosts in person now that she will also work from her house.