Former ‘The View’ Host Meghan McCain Pens Sweet Birthday Message for Sister Bridget

by Matthew Memrick
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Meghan McCain reached out to her little sister on social media recently to wish her a happy birthday.

The former co-host of “The View” paid tribute to her younger sister on Instagram, Bridget, who turned 36 on Thursday.

“Happy Birthday to my wise, kind, hilarious, irreverent, compassionate life of the party baby sister Bridget @bridgyyyyboo,” Meghan wrote alongside a picture of the duo making silly faces during a night out.

“I love you so much,” she added. “You are my favorite free spirit and make every room you walk into brighter and more fun.”

Both women are daughters of the late Arizona senator John McCain and Cindy McCain. Of seven children, Bridget is the youngest.

According to The Arizona Republic, Cindy McCain went on a 1991 humanitarian trip to Bangladesh, where nuns asked her to help a newborn orphan. Without asking John McCain, she brought the girl home to Phoenix. 

Last month, President Joe Biden’s administration nominated Cindy McCain to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations’s agencies for food and agriculture.

Meghan McCain’s Family Supports Bridget Out Of Love

While Meghan and mom Cindy are public figures, Bridget has stayed out of the limelight. 

The family drew close after John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis in July 2017. At 80, the war veteran and congressman went through rounds of treatment before succumbing to the disease on August 25, 2018. McCain had served in Congress from 1987 and had a failed run as the Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. election. 

Cindy McCain recalled in Harper’s Bazaar her daughter’s strong support of her father during the campaign.

“When the family gathered to decide if we were going to run,” Cindy McCain said. “(Bridget) asked the campaign managers such specific, good questions, I thought, Whoa, okay!”

She had mainly stayed away from public comments other than in March 2019. At that time, she spoke out on Twitter to rebuke former President Donald Trump for his words over her father’s recent death. 

“Everyone doesn’t have to agree with my dad or like him, but I do ask you to be decent and respectful,” Bridget McCain Tweeted. “If you can’t do those two things, be mindful. We only said goodbye to him almost seven months ago.”

Meghan McCain later commended her sister in an episode of “The View,” saying, “I think it’s very brave of her. She’s very young, and she does not speak publicly.”

In April, Cindy McCain told People.com that Bridget has moved into a place not far from her home in Phoenix and is attending a university.

“Bridget is doing just great,” said Cindy. “She’s just a lovely human being and very funny and witty. And I’m just so grateful to have her as a neighbor now.”

In 2007, Cindy McCain told Harper’s Bazaar that Bridget “shares John’s very dry sense of humor.”

“She’s the toughest of the four,” Sen. McCain told dadmag.com in 2000. “The youngest always has to be the toughest.”

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