Country superstar Miranda Lambert surprised the world when she revealed that she was married back in 2019. Ever since her love story became public, we've seen the happy couple smiling together everywhere from pics on social media to the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and more. So who is this man who stole our Miranda's heart?
It seems like over the past few years the country star has thoroughly enjoyed settling down with her new husband and we couldn't be happier for one of our favorite leading ladies of country music. Here's everything we know about Lambert's hubby Brendan McLoughlin.
Who is Miranda Lambert's husband Brendan McLoughlin?
McLoughlin is originally from Staten Island and apparently splits time with his wife between New York and Tennessee. He's a former NYPD Officer which must have reminded Lambert of her own family. The singer's parents owned a detective agency when she was a child, so her husband's career probably made her feel close to home. He's frequently seen on NYPD's Twitter account and even won first place in the Keith Ferguson Memorial 5K Brooklyn Bridge Run.
It was a whirlwind romance
Lambert shocked all of her fans when she secretly married...her fans didn't even realize there was a special someone in her life. The two lovebirds met in New York City in November 2018. McLoughlin was working near the Good Morning America studios where his future bride was performing with her band, country music trio Pistol Annies. They were wed by the end of January 2019. Yes, that is just three months after they met! He may seem like a wildcard but hey, if you know, you know.
Lambert shared the exciting news for the first time in 2019 with a sweet wedding photo and gushed about her new husband.
"I met the love of my life. And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for.... me," Lambert wrote.
Miranda Lambert became a stepmom
People magazine reported that McLoughlin had a baby with his ex, Kaihla Rettinger, before meeting Lambert, which means the singer is a stepmom. It's a role she's been excited to step into between her singing career and passion as a rescue pet owner.
"My stepson is amazing," told Extra. "I'm loving that whole phase, and I've raised a million dogs, so I feel like I've got that part of my womanly/motherly thing is full, so this is a whole new journey. It's great."
She also enjoys splitting time with her husband between NYC and Nashville. "We have the best of both worlds," she said. "We spend time in New York, we get to see our adorable nugget, then we get to come back to the farm and have the quiet life. I'm enjoying the balance."
This is Miranda Lambert's second marriage
Lambert was previously married to fellow country singer Blake Shelton for four years. Following her marriage to Shelton, she dated Americana singer Anderson East for two years before splitting with him in April 2018. She was then believed to be dating Turnpike Troubadours singer Evan Felker. In August of 2018, Lambert told The Tennessean she was "single and happy." As we now know, she was off the market just a few months later!
Brendan went shirtless in his wife's music video
If you ever wanted to see a shirtless police officer, look no further than Lambert's video for her 2021 tune "Tequila Does." This cheeky drinking song shows a slew of people in their swimsuits enjoying some tequila drinks around a pool and airstream bar as well as her handsome hubby getting all oiled up by a lake. You even see the couple sharing a sweet smooch at the end of fun filled video. Y'all, who did I need to call to get behind the scenes of this music video? I feel like I seriously missed out...
This story originally ran in 2019. It was updated on March 3, 2022.
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