Meghan McCain Reflects on Dad John McCain's Death in Heartfelt Message on Motherhood

Weeks after welcoming a baby girl, Meghan McCain revealed how she feels about being a new mother and how it’s helped her heal from her father U.S. Senator John McCain’s death.

By Mona Thomas Oct 09, 2020 1:49 PMTags
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Meghan McCain is opening up about her motherhood journey. 

The View host took to her Instagram on Oct. 8 to express her undying love for being a new mom. 

"Motherhood is euphoria. All of the cliches have come true and exceeded well beyond my wildest expectations," Meghan wrote. "It is hands down the best thing I have ever done in my entire life and I am completely in awe of our daughter."

The 35-year-old TV personality gave birth to her and husband Ben Domenech's first child, Liberty Sage McCain Domenech, in September. In the touching caption, Meghan expressed, "Having Liberty is like observing my entire heart live and exist outside of my body. She is a little wildcat ~ beautiful, strong, alert, already so full life and spirit... I only wish I had done this sooner."

She further thanked Ben "for giving me this gift" and also "taking the leap on this wonderful and petrifying adventure together."

As a daughter of the late U.S. Senator John McCain—who lost his battle to brain cancer in August 2018—Meghan shared that the birth of Liberty has helped her deal with her grief from his passing. 

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"I love our little family and I have never felt so blessed, present and grateful," she wrote. "This is the first time since my Dad passed that the part of my heart that broke off and left with him no longer feels missing." 


The Emmy-nominated host acknowledged the "unorthodox" nature of her and Ben wanting privacy "given the public life" she's chosen, however she continued to thank "all who have respected my protectiveness, boundaries and privacy" and " for all the incredible words, blessing and kindness that have been extended" to the small family. 

She concluded, "I am beyond grateful and humbled."

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