John McCain’s First Marriage: HBO Documentary Explores Late Senator's 15-Year Union And Relationship With His Kids
September 6, 2019 03:10 By Fabiosa
Senator John McCain was happily married with five adult children. But many people didn’t know much about the senator’s previous marriage to his ex-wife, Carol.
A documentary that premiered on HBO gave an insight into McCain’s failed marriage and its impact on his bond with children.
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‘John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls’
Before John McCain tied the knot with his wife, Cindy Lou Hensley, he was married to Carol McCain. The couple got after a 15-year marriage.
In the HBO documentary John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Carol opens up why her marriage to John didn’t work out. Many believed that the senator’s love affair with a younger woman was the reason for their split. This woman is McCain’s second wife Cindy, who is 18 years younger than the former presidential candidate.
As it turns out Carol never blamed Cindy for her failed marriage. Ms. McCain explained she and John had been experiencing difficulties long before Cindy came into the picture. She said:
John’s introduction to Cindy was about the time our marriage was falling apart. He was looking for a way to be young again, and that was the end of that.
Jon and Carol’s eldest daughter, Sidney McCain, was probably the one who suffered most from all kids.
We were all shocked and heartbroken. It caused quite a rift within the family.
Sidney has learned to accept her father’s second wife and they have developed friendly relationships. Over the years, she accepted the idea that her dad and Cindy are happy together. She told on HBO:
Cindy has been a rock during my dad’s battle with cancer.
It’s great that McCain’s children are mature enough to understand what is better for their father. Healthy relationships among relatives are very important. Do you agree?