Meghan McCain is engaged to conservative writer Ben Domenech

By Natalie Stone
November 21, 2017 04:16 PM
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Meghan McCain is preparing to walk down the aisle!

The View co-host, who is engaged to Ben Domenech — a conservative writer, publisher of online magazine The Federalist and a CBS contributor for Face the Nation — shared a sneak peek of some adorable bridal gear ahead of her wedding.

McCain, who is the daughter of Sen. John McCain, shared a an Instagram of a pair of white slippers that read “i do!”

She captioned the snapshot, which was taken in Cornville, Arizona, with three emojis — an hourglass, a blonde bride and a cactus — and added the hashtag “#AlmostTime.”

A day after PEOPLE confirmed news of McCain’s engagement, she shared more details on the Nov. 2 episode of The View.

“You may have read something about me on the Internet last night. I’m engaged!” she said. “We’ve been together for years. We’ve been engaged for a while and it’s a secret. I was hoping to get married and people wouldn’t find out, but people talk sometimes.”

“I love him very much, I’m very happy,” she continued.

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McCain, 33, said the proposal happened during a very dark time in her life.

“Everybody keeps asking me, ‘How’d you get engaged?’ We were at Mayo Clinic, and my father had his scan, and we got engaged because we decided to sort of celebrate life and celebrate being alive,” she said of her father Sen. McCain, who is battling glioblastoma: an aggressive stage 4 brain cancer. “It’s not the most romantic story, but he is my partner.”

The ABC co-host, who admitted to viewers that she never thought she’d get married, also offered some encouraging advice to those women who haven’t yet found their partner.

“Wait for people who love strong women,” McCain shared. “The men who love strong independent women, they’re out there. Don’t settle for less.”