Chris Wallace’s interview with Meghan Trainor gets REAL awkward when he asks for her hand: ‘Are you my dad?’

An HBO Max interview between CNN’s Chris Wallace and pop star Meghan Trainor grew extremely awkward and “cringe” at the end when Wallace took Trainor’s hand in his own and told her that he believes in and loves her.

The bizarre response from Wallace came after Trainor opened up to him about the bevy of obstacles she’s had to overcome throughout her life.

You could tell from Trainor’s eyes that she was confused by the gesture.

Watch the interaction below:

“Give me your hand, dear,” Wallace said near the end of the interview, reaching out across the table with his hand.

Trainor humored him by putting her hand back across and letting him clasp it, though you could tell by how she moved her eyes that she was confused.

“You are wonderful,” Wallace then said.

“You think so?” Trainor asked.

“I absolutely do. And I just hope that — I would love it if you truly, fully, completely believed it yourself. The only one who doesn’t think that is you, occasionally,” Wallace added.

“I know … Are you my dad?” Trainor then replied.

“I’ve got six kids of my own. I’m happy to be a part-time dad,” Wallace replied, chuckling.

“You can be my dad. … I know. It’s the hardest thing. It’s why I write all these self-love songs cuz I’m like, believe in yourself, you’re amazing,” Trainor replied.

“Well, can I just say something. Believe in you, because you are very, very special, and very talented, and I can’t wait to see where it to goes next,” Wallace responded.

“Thanks for having me,” Trainor replied.

I love you,” Wallace then stunningly said.

“Thanks for this therapy session. I love you so much,” Trainor responded.

According to reports, this bizarre moment came after after an emotional interview during which Trainor opened up to Wallace about the obstacles she’s faced.

“The singer recounted … the major roadblocks she faced following the success of her hit single ‘All About That Bass,’ from doors closing rather than opening to surgery that could have ended her career for good,” according to The Wrap.

“Between surgeries required to repair a vocal cord hemorrhage, Trainor says she began experiencing debilitating panic attacks. She began to tear up when Wallace rolled a clip of one that began during a live taping of the Grammy nominations she was co-hosting,” The Wrap reported Saturday.

“I remember losing vision. I was trying not to faint,” she said of the panic attack.

She added that, at the time of the attack, all she could think was “just don’t pass out on TV right now.”

“As soon as the cameras were off, she began crying in front of Gayle King and others, sweating and admitting herself to the hospital before eventually learning she had an undiagnosed anxiety disorder,” according to The Wrap.

“I’m a big asker for help. … I try to talk about it as much as I can, even though it makes me uncomfortable and it brings up terrible memories … just in case someone out there is like, ‘Mom, that’s when I’m talking about,'” Trainor said.

For the uninitiated, Trainor is a pop star who blew up in 2014 after releasing her debut single, “All About That Bass.”

“The newcomer has set a new record with her debut single ‘All About That Bass,’ which this week becomes the longest-running number one hit in the label’s history. The song has thus far spent eight weeks in a row atop the Billboard Hot 100, which is truly quite an achievement,” Forbes reported at the time.

“In fact, as far as Epic Records artists go, Trainor just bested the record set by their most famous signing, Michael Jackson. The King of Pop previously led the Hot 100 with ‘Billie Jean’ in 1983 and ‘Black Or White’ in 1991, both of which were on top for seven weeks,” according to Forbes.

Watch the music video for the song below:

Apparently, Wallace is a major fan.

So much so that during one point in the interview, he sang some of the song’s lyrics.



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