Meghan McCain: 30 is a ‘scary number’

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Meghan McCain says she’s not scared of much, but there is one thing that’s proving to be a bit frightening for the TV personality: turning 30.

“Thirty is such a scary number for some reason. For some reason, it’s freaking me out a little bit — and not many things freak me out — but turning 30 in October does,” she told ITK in a Tuesday phone interview.

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But at least McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), can check one item off her bucket list before she enters her next decade: She’s now a co-host of Pivot’s nightly talk show, “TakePart Live,” which the network calls a “destination where Millennial audiences can engage in an intelligent dialogue about what truly matters to their generation.”

In her typical pull-no-punches fashion, McCain describes the show in her own words: “If MTV News still existed in 2014, and if MTV gave a s--- about the youth or what’s going on the world besides teen moms.”

Talk of motherhood, it seems, is one of the reasons McCain is already thinking about that 30th birthday, despite it being nearly half a year away.

“It’s not even like about aging; it’s how people talk to you as a woman that’s almost 30. The subject of marriage and kids comes up a lot, and talking about marriage and kids makes me want to break out in hives,” she explains.

McCain says since her brother Jack got married last year, and her other brother Jimmy “has a very serious girlfriend,” some of the pressure has been taken off for her to settle down.

“[My dad] just wants me to be happy,” the author and blogger says of her lawmaker father. “He doesn’t really care.”

But mom Cindy is a different story. “My mother, on the other hand, would love nothing more than if I had like five babies right now, because my mother wants grandkids so bad.”

She adds of her mother, “I don’t know if it’s the same picture right now, but for a while, her Twitter picture was a picture of her with her assistant’s baby. … My mom’s the one with grandbaby fever.”

But McCain has other plans, saying,  “It’s not going to happen anytime soon at all.”

Right now, she’s in endless rehearsals with fellow co-hosts Jacob Soboroff and Eddie Huang, prepping for “TakePart Live” before it debuts at 10 p.m. on May 12.

Noting she’s happy and excited about the show, she admits, “I have no life right now,” as she gets ready for the nightly series.

“I love working, and I love having a job like this, and I’m very grateful for it. But, yeah, there’s no dating, and on the weekend, I’m just exhausted.”

McCain laughs as she admits, “I guess I really am old.”