All You Need to Know about Ben Domenech, Who is Now Engaged to His Columnist Girlfriend Meghan McCain
- Date of Birth 1982-01-01
- Age 39 Years 4 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Writer, Blogger, TV Commentor
- Zodiac Sign Capricorn
- Religion Christianity
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father Douglas Domenech
- Mother Jeanne Marie Schram
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Meghan McCain
- Divorce/Split No
- Wedding Date 2017-11-21
- Engaged Date 2017-11-02
- Gay No
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Education William & Mary
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Brown
Ben Domenech is the founder and the publisher of ‘The Federalist,’ who ascended to fame after he got engaged - and later, got married to “The View” co-host Meghan McCain.
So let's get to know the man who successfully scored a place in Megan's heart!
A Detour Of Ben Domenech's Bio
Born on 31st December 1981, Ben is an American conservative writer, television commentator, and blogger, who began his career in punditry in his teenage days.
Ben currently hosts The Federalist Radio Hour and also writes for the daily subscription newsletter ‘The Transom.’ He previously worked as an editor-in-chief of The City and the managing editor for health care policy at The Heartland Institute.
The 37-year-old political commentator has also co-hosted the award-winning economic podcast 'Coffee & Markets' and worked as a speechwriter for Tommy Thompson, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary.
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Ben, a co-founder of 'RedState' group blog, was hired as a blogger for 'The Washington Post' in the year 2006. However, he had to resign three days later, after his plagiarism accusations.
One of the blogs’ of Ben, which featured on the front page of 'The Washington Post' resembled with an article by Mr. Domenech in The New York Press. Likewise, a controversial passage from Ben’s article seemed as if he copied it from a chapter of P. J. O'Rourke's book, "Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People." According to The New York Times:-
“Other articles that contained passages that appeared to be copied were published in National Review Online, The New York Press and The Flat Hat, the student newspaper at the College of William and Mary, which Mr. Domenech attended.”
Furthermore, Ben’s writing has appeared on revered publications including 'GQ,' 'The Daily Beast,' 'Commentary,' 'The Wall Street Journal,' 'Politico,' and 'Reason.' Besides that, he regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and CBS's Face The Nation as well.
Got Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend In 2017; Dating Since When?
Ben got engaged to his then-columnist girlfriend, Meghan McCain on 2nd November 2017. A source close to Meghan first confirmed her engagement to Us Weekly, saying that Meghan is all set to get married.
The source, however, didn’t disclose Ben as Meghan’s husband-to-be. Nevertheless, Ben later tweeted an article about the engagement with a caption “Love you bae,” which confirmed him as Meghan’s groom-to-be.
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Though Ben had always been miles away in revealing his relationship status, Meghan used to talk about the dating affair several times in her verified social media accounts.
Meghan referenced her love life several times since early 2016 but never shared any images with her boyfriend. She even kept his identity a complete mystery! However, she posted the pictures of Ben’s homemade meals several times, which hinted him to be a good cook!
Married At Last! Behind Ben & Meghan's Fairytale Wedding
Almost 11 months after getting engaged, Ben and his then-fiancee Meghan got married in a fairytale wedding at the McCain family-owned lodge in Sedona, Arizona on 21st November 2017.
On their big day, the political commentator looked dapper in a Navy-blue suit while his bride went with beautiful lace ivory dress with an embroidered, twinkling bodice and beautiful mermaid skirt.
Ben Domenech and his wife, Meghan McCain smile for a Valentine post (Photo:- Meghan McCain's Instagram)
Famous faces, including fellow political commentators Katherine Timpf & SE Cupp and actress Barret Swatek, were in the attendance at the duo's wedding.
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His wife Meghan later revealed how her late father John McCain's stage four brain cancer diagnosis earlier that year promoted the pair to speed up their wedding plans. John passed away in August 2018.
Before his father-in-law succumbed to cancer, Ben - his wife, in particular - recieved pressure from family members to have a baby. While starting a family is still on the plans, Meghan claimed that the duo remained focused on their respective career.