(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Women In Communications)UNITED STATES - AUGUST 29: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of Morning Joe, hang out on floor of the Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the day Rep.

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For Scarborough, that's a dog named Scout and a Maine Coon cat named Oliver Meatball Scarborough.

Brzezinski's brood includes two dogs (Hobson and Cajun), two rabbits (Melania and Donald), two cats (Emma and Elle) and three chickens (Gina, Donna and Nugget)."They get along great," Scarborough says.

(Photo by Lucien Capehart/Getty Images)PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Host Joe Scarborough, co-hosts Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist speak onstage during the 'Morning Joe' panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2012 in Pasadena, California. Brown/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: MSNBC's Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski (L) and Joe Scarborough (R) attend 2011 WICT Leadership Conference and Touchstones Luncheon at New York Hilton and Towers on October 3, 2011 in New York City.

(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Imagesfor WICT)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Andrew Oshrin, Michele Smith, Mika Brzezinski, and Joe Scarborough attend the opening of the Milly Madison Avenue boutique on May 19, 2011 in New York City.

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for the Elly Awards)NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Televsion hosts Mika Brzezinski (L) and Joe Scarborough attend the Accessories Council 20th Anniversary celebration of the ACE awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on August 2, 2016 in New York City.

(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Accessories Council)Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski arrive at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) annual dinner in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2015.

"They will always sort of spar with each other and...;" Brzezinski cuts him off: "And he lets the cat get on the kitchen counter, which is just gross.""I do not," Scarborough replies."We all understand that Meatball runs the house," he adds.

, but they’re strongly hinting that their chemistry continues into their personal lives.

They appear to take a big step toward coming out as a couple in a new interview."We have a crackling on-air chemistry, and a crackling off-air chemistry, too," says Scarborough, who divorced his second wife in 2013 (Brzezinski split from her husband of 23 years in June).