Meghan McCain Longs For Holiday Fun With Bestie Clay Aiken: 'Screw COVID'

Lucille Barilla

Meghan McCain appears to long for some holiday fun with her bestie Clay Aiken. She shared a slideshow of images of the two throughout the years in honor of this most festive season. To vent her frustration, The View panelist wrote "screw covid" in the caption of her Instagram upload, as she and Clay will not be able to visit one another in person due to the spike in coronavirus cases across the United States.

Meghan noted how much she missed her pal, who came in second to Ruben Studdard on the second season of American Idol in 2003. They have been keeping in touch with regular FaceTime chats, but Meghan claimed it just wasn't the same.

She shared a slideshow of eight images where the pals were seen in various scenarios over the years.

In a 2018 segment for The View called "Ask me Anything," seen on YouTube here, Meghan revealed that she and Clay became friends years ago after the two were asked to work on a project together. Meghan said her pal was really good at political analysis. Clay ran for the United States House of Representatives in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district in 2014. He won the Democratic primary but lost to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in the general election, reported Time Magazine.

Another photograph captured the pair in a casual moment as they shared a meal while working on their respective laptops. They were dressed to impress in a subsequent snap for the IAVA Heroes Gala, where they posed together on the red carpet.

In other snaps, the two attended a performance of Broadway's Frozen and wore extra-large Best Friend necklace halves.

Fans loved Meghan's sentiment and hoped she would be able to reunite with Clay soon.

"I love the fact that your best friend is Clay Aikens one of the most amazing human beings to walk the earth and you are too," wrote one follower.

"I love Clay Aiken since American Idol, his singing moves me," penned a second fan.

"How lucky to have Clay Aiken as a bestie!" claimed a third Instagram user.