Meghan McCain has revealed she’s pregnant with her first child — months after suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage, she announced on Sunday.
“The View” co-host, 35, said she now plans to film the ABC show from home as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic.
McCain, who wed husband Ben Domenech in November 2017, wrote on Instagram: “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.”
While McCain is well, she’s made the decision to co-host from home, saying: “I consulted with my doctors and they advised me that for the safety of our baby and myself, I should be extra vigilant about limiting the amount of people we come in contact with.
“Starting immediately, I’ll be joining the millions of Americans who are self-isolating as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
“As a result, I will be appearing on ‘The View’ from home via satellite,” McCain continued. “I’m fortunate that my employer, ABC, has allowed me and my co-hosts to work remotely. I am indebted to our producers and crew.”
McCain’s co-star Joy Behar is already taking time off from “The View” as a precaution, while moderator Whoopi Goldberg is also filming from home.
Last year, McCain — the daugher of the late Senator John McCain — opened up to “Good Morning America” about her miscarriage.
Explaining that she never felt “naturally maternal” or a “natural draw to motherhood,” McCain nevertheless said she was shocked by how much the loss affected her.
“I was very, very, very hard on myself. And I blamed the stress of my life and I blamed being older and I blamed my personality and I blamed things that were not rational,” she said.
“I, since then, have just tried to go a little easier on myself on all things having to do with motherhood and pregnancy-related, because it’s not easy being a woman. “It’s just not. And I know how hard I was on myself and I’m sure a lot of women do the same thing. And you just feel really alone.”
[via Page Six]