The word on Nantucket is that “Morning Joe” cohosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are house hunting.

We’re told that the couple, who announced their engagement in May, spent time over the July Fourth holiday looking at pricey real estate on the island, where Scarborough has vacationed for several years.

A year ago, before they’d acknowledged their relationship publicly, Scarborough and Brzezinski were on the island together to attend the wedding of Colin Barnicle, the son of former Boston Globe columnist and “Morning Joe” contributor Mike Barnicle.

More recently, Scarborough and Brzezinski retreated to Nantucket after President Donald Trump attacked the morning hosts in a pair of bizarre and shocking tweets June 29, referring to the couple as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” and alleging that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” during a New Year’s Eve visit to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.


The couple delayed their departure for the island by a day in order to respond.

“My family brought me up really tough. This is absolutely nothing,” Brzezinski said on the air June 30. “I am very concerned as to what this once again reveals about the president of the United States. It’s strange.”

Mark Shanahan can be reached at mark.shanahan@globe.com