While her father John McCain was battling brain cancer, Meghan McCain leaned heavily on her husband Ben Domenech.
During a hot topic conversation about people who marry for money on The View on Thursday, co-host Meghan, 34, explained there are more important qualities to consider in a partner. She said Domenech became her support system after doctors discovered glioblastoma, an aggressive tumor, in the late Arizona senator’s brain in July 2017.
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“I dated everything,” she said. “Every kind of person possible. I dated extremely wealthy men, famous men, poor guys, everything in between — and I married for love, honestly.”
“Everything else will work itself out. I married for love and my husband carried me through my dad’s cancer,” she continued. “And if I had married a jacka– that made the most money ever, that was the wealthiest dude I dated, no way I would have survived last year. I’m just saying, marry for love. As cheesy as that sounds!”
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Sen. McCain died Aug. 25, 2018 at 81. In the wake of his death, Meghan has been open about her emotional grieving process, most recently honoring him with a touching Instagram post while visiting his memorial on New Year’s Eve.
“Happy New Year Dad @senjohnmccain,” she wrote. “I love you and miss you more intensely than I can possibly say.”
Meghan and Domenech tied the knot on Nov. 21, 2017, just four months after her father announced his diagnosis.
The festivities — which the bride pushed forward due to her father’s health crisis — took place at the McCain family ranch in Cornville, Arizona, outside Sedona, in front of 117 people.
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The former Fox News contributor dedicated a sweet post to her husband on their one-year anniversary.
“1 year married tomorrow baby, I can’t believe it’s been a year,” she wrote. “My ride or die from day one. In the words of the late poet Johnny Cash — we fell into a burning ring of fire. My great love, my best friend, my true partner, my shelter from the storm. I would not have survived this last year without you. Thank you for always taking on the world beside me — Bonnie and Clyde forever. I love you with my entire heart Ben.”