Meghan McCain returned to co-host “The View” on Wednesday for the first time since announcing she was pregnant, and during her return via Skype, the soon-to-be mom revealed quite the secret she and Whoopi Goldberg had stashed away.
While catching up with her show comrades through video chat — to minimize the spread of the coronavirus — the 35-year-old columnist and author admitted that it was Goldberg, 64, who correctly predicted “about a year ago that I was going to have a child and she told me the gender,” McCain said.
“You were 100 percent right,” McCain told Goldberg. “And this doesn’t help my feeling that you have psychic abilities that I always thought you had — and you do. I told my mother, ‘Whoopi was right about everything including the timing!’ So whatever that’s worth.”
Goldberg told McCain that she was just happy people could celebrate something in a time where uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 is at an all-time high.
“Well, you know,” Whoopi responded. “Fortunately, it’s working out. I’m very pleased. I’m pleased for you. Any time people are celebrating the possibility of a birth, I think it’s a good thing.”
McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, announced on Sunday that she was expecting her first child with husband and writer Ben Domenech.
“We’re excited, a little surprised,” McCain told her co-hosts. “It’s bittersweet because there’s just a lot of people in a lot of pain right now and I obviously would prefer to be in studio with all of you.”
Last year, McCain revealed that she and Domenech had lost a child due to a miscarriage.
“I think that everyone knows this has not been a smooth road to motherhood. It’s taken a lot of physical, mental, emotional strength to get here … I sort of didn’t know if I was ever going to be a mom,” she said on Wednesday’s show.
“So I’m excited, and I keep trying to remind myself that people have had babies in much worse and much more intense conditions and, you know, this is just how it’s going to be for a little while,” McCain added.