Meghan McCain Shares How Late Dad Taught Her to Grill Ribs, Says She Can't Return to Arizona Yet

Odette Odendaal
Apr 24, 2019
04:20 P.M.
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“The View” co-host Meghan McCain still mourns the death of her father as she posted a touching video on Wednesday sharing her grief.


The late 81-year-old Senator John McCain passed away from stage four brain cancer in August last year, and Meghan shared a clip of John teaching her husband, Ben Domenech how to barbeque ribs on the grill.


Her caption, although short, described how much she misses him, “241 days. I made you teach Ben how to grill your dry ribs because I knew at some point you wouldn’t be able to. I miss you every. single. day. I still can’t go back home to Arizona.”

While Meghan avoids going to places that remind her of her late father, a recent event broke her heart all over again. Two weeks ago, John’s Chesapeake Bay retriever, Burma died after a tragic accident.


The late senator got Burma as a birthday present years ago and became one of the family. Meghan explained in an emotional post on social media that Burma “was absolutely and truly devoted” to her father.

John’s beloved companion always stayed by his side until the day he died, and Burma’s death made Meghan mourn the loss of her father again.

“The love this dog gave him was equal to a family member. I love you Burma and hope you’re in heaven jumping into creeks, chasing sticks and fish with Dad,” she wrote.


The talk show host spent her first Christmas without her father, and she posted a short message to him on Twitter, “I love you. Merry Christmas Dad, ⁦@SenJohnMcCain⁩ – wherever you are,” she wrote on Christmas Eve.

Among all the endearing messages, there were those that seemed to have had enough of Meghan’s public mourning as one person wrote, “Has the funeral ended yet?”


In a separate post, she addressed comments like those, and shared that she decided to “continue to destigmatize talking about grief, death, and cancer.” But she also offered words of comfort to those going through the same grief. “To all of you out there missing a loved one tonight – you are not alone. I’m alongside you, sending strength,” she wrote.


Meghan is known for her strong opinions, and she doesn’t back down easily when opposed, fans of “The View” had seen it countless times, and Tuesday’s show was no different.

Whoopi Goldberg, who doesn’t back down either, and Meghan McCain could not see eye to eye when they spoke about a recent proposal on giving felons voting rights. And the discussion between Whoopi and Meghan soon turned into a heated debate about the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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