We hear wedding bells! The View‘s Meghan McCain will soon be walking down the aisle, she confirmed on the talk show on Thursday, Nov. 2. The conservative 33-year-old daytime talk show host’s longtime boyfriend, whom Page Six claims is named Ben Domenech, popped the question a while ago, and we couldn’t be happier for them!

“OK, so you may have read something on the internet last night — I am engaged,” Meghan began. “We’ve been together for years and we have been engaged for a while. It was a secret, I was hoping to get married and people wouldn’t find out, but people talk sometimes. I love him very much and I’m happy.”

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When asked about her engagement story, she replied, “Well, we were at Mayo Clinic and my father [John McCain] had his scan,” she said, referring to her dad’s brain cancer treatments. “We got engaged because we decided to sort of celebrate life and celebrate being alive. It’s not the most romantic story, but he is my partner.” She was wearing a ring on that finger, but didn’t choose to give fans an up-close look.

Though Meghan has been very private about the identity of her new fiance, she has been more than happy to gush about what a wonderful partner he is in recent interviews. The best part? He gets along great with her former presidential candidate father. “This one works in politics and has for a long time so he wasn’t as intimidated and he actually met my dad at my brother’s wedding for the first time and ended up talking about health care or something very wonky,” she said while celebrating her birthday on The View on Oct. 23.

Her dad felt the same, admitting “He’s a very fine man. I’m very proud and very happy that they are so happy together. I think he’s a fine man and I’m very pleased. We’re going to have a very nice time together. Frankly, he’s a little more conservative than I am.” We can’t help but wonder if Meghan’s man had already proposed by then, with the “we’re going to have a nice time together” comment!

Meghan actually seems to be a little surprised that this guy ended up being The One, because he’s so different from her usual type. “He’s so conservative. He’s funny in his own way,” she said. “It’s interesting that I dated so many liberals that you don’t like and I ultimately seem to have landed with the most conservative guy in the history of the world.” Notice how she said “ultimately” as though she already knows he’s the last guy she’ll ever date? We can’t wait to learn more about her upcoming wedding!