Miranda Lambert is an American country music singer who gained prominence after placing third in the TV program Nashville Star in 2003. Her performance earned her a recording deal with Epic Records, which released her major-label debut album, Kerosene. Lambert’s fifth album, Platinum, won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Lambert’s seventh album, Wildcard, also won the Best Country Album Grammy award. In 2021, Miranda released The Marfa Tapes, a collaboration with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, which earned Miranda widespread acclaim due to its acoustic nature and departure from Lambert’s usual style.
Who is Brendan Mcloughlin? Keep reading to find out more about him.
Miranda’s husband Brendan McLoughlin participated in track and field and had an unsuccessful modeling career
Brendan grew up on Staten Island alongside two siblings, Patrick and Jocelyn. He attended Monsignor Farrell High School where he graduated in 2009. Brendan was best known for his efforts on the field.
In 2008, Brendan competed in the indoor track and field state championships. He participated in the hurdles and the pole vault. Brendan was also part of the relay team.
Brendan loves to keep fit, and he still participates in track events. He participates in marathons and, in 2015, he won the Memorial 5K Brooklyn Bridge Run.
After high school, Brendan tried to make it as a model. He created a profile on the Model Mayhem website featuring four professional photographs. His joined the site on 2nd 0ctober 2010 and he wrote the following on his bio;
“My name is Brendan McLoughlin. I am 19 years old and live in New York. I am on this site to build my portfolio. My style is all American boy/ Abercrombie/ sporty but I’m open minded, so feel free to network with me, share your ideas, and organize sessions.”
According to the website, Brendan’s last activity on the site was on 18th April 2011. His modeling dreams didn’t materialize and, he decided to join the NYPD. It’s unclear whether he plans to try modeling again.
He retired from the NYPD after moving to Nashville with Lambert
After trying out modeling, Brendan decided to follow his mother’s footsteps into law enforcement. His mother, Inova Valerio McLoughlin, was also an NYPD officer.
Brendan features regularly on his precinct’s Twitter page. In August 2015, the NYPD Midtown South Twitter page posted a photo of him talking to a woman while on patrol. The photo had the caption; “Community Policing with Officer McLoughlin in #TimesSquare…”
Brendan is a popular officer with celebrities and the residents of New York. In April 2018, singer Jared Leto posted a photo of Brendan on his Twitter page while thanking him for his support at an event. A New York resident replied on one of the NYPD posts about Brendan;
“Saw officer McLaughlin outside MSG today doing a great job with crowd control. So cool to see the NYPD doing such an awesome job. Also, if he’s single tell him to contact me LOL,”
Unfortunately for this New Yorker, Brendan is off the market. On March 12, 2018, the NYPD honored Brendan for stopping a bank robbery. The NYPD Midtown South Precinct posted a tweet with the caption;
“This week these fine officers showed what we do best in #Midtown. PO McLoughlin apprehended perpetrator in a bank robbery in progress & PO Donato has a pick up arrest of a truck burglary closing out several open complaints. Job well done guys!”
Brendan’s law enforcement roots might have contributed to his seamless rapport with Lambert’s parents. Lambert’s father was a homicide detective before retiring to form a detective agency alongside his wife Bev. “If you know Miranda’s dad and his background, you can guess why she’d easily connect with Brendan,” one of Miranda’s friends told People.
Miranda’s bandmates from the Annie’s organized her meeting with Brendan
Due to the secrecy in their relationship, it was unclear when Miranda met Brendan. However, an insider speaking to People revealed that the couple met on 2nd November. It’s still not clear at what exact location they met, but the source insists that they met on that date.
On that day, Miranda and her Pistol Annies bandmates appeared on Good Morning America. The band was also set to perform their new single, Got My Name Changed Back, later in the day.
The band’s activities all took place within Brendan’s jurisdiction. Brendan works with the South Midtown Precinct which maintains order at Times Square. Good Morning America films its shows in Times Square and, likely, Miranda and Brendan met there.
After appearing on Good Morning America, the Pistol Annies performed at a concert in the New York City Town Hall. Miranda’s bandmates invited Brendan to the show because they thought he might be perfect for Miranda.he Hall is one block away from Times Square and, it’s also within Brendan’s jurisdiction.
“My husband was doing security there for the show,” Miranda told The New York Times. “My girlfriends, the Annies, saw him and knew I might be ready to hang out with someone. They invited him to our show behind my back.”
Brendan and Miranda’s secret marriage in February 2019 took many by surprise
The couple kept their relationship a secret until 16th February 2019, when Miranda revealed that the couple was married. She posted a photo on Twitter with the caption;
“In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for…me.”
The news came as a shock to many. Very few people knew that Miranda was in a relationship. Miranda was initially married to Blake Shelton until they divorced in 2015. After the divorce Miranda dated singer Anderson East for over two years. She then dated Evan Felker and, the couple split up in 2018. Her fans thought that she was single after ending things with Evan.
Brendan made a strong impression on her. The couple only knew each other for about three months before they decided to get married. A source close to the couple told Entertainment Tonight that Miranda feels safe with Brendan;
“Brendan makes Miranda feel grounded, centered and very safe…Miranda is relieved to have found someone who isn’t in the music industry. Brendan is perfect for her.”
Miranda’s past relationships were with musicians and, they didn’t end well. She looks to have found a stable and loving partner in Brendan.
The couple was spotted roaming the streets of New York on the day that Miranda announced that they were married. Brendan and Miranda looked happy and in love.
Brendan and Miranda aren’t affected by their 8-year age difference
It’s almost inevitable for people to ask questions about a relationship when the lady is older than the man. Brendan and Miranda have also had their relationship questioned.
However, they do not seem to care, and they are still going strong. After ending her marriage with Blake Shelton, Miranda seemed to prefer dating younger men. Anderson East is five years younger than her while Evan Felker is one year younger than her.
McLoughlin and Lambert bought an Airstream caravan to facilitate their cross country tours
In May 2020, Lambert introduced the world to ‘The Sheriff,’ a 2020 Airstream Globetrotter caravan. She wrote on Instagram that she’d travelled a lot during her lifetime but hadn’t taken in the scenery during her tours.
Now that she’d rested for a couple of months due to the pandemic, she felt ready to tour the country for leisure with her husband. She hoped that the journey would inspire her songwriting creativity. Lambert wrote:
“I realized something. Just because I can’t travel and play shows doesn’t mean I can’t travel and make music. I have the most amazing travel companion, my husband.”
In March 2021, Brendan and Miranda travelled to California for the Grammy Awards, where she won the award for Best Country Album. McLoughlin took to Instagram to congratulate Miranda for her amazing achievement. He wrote:
“I could not be more proud of this wonderful woman I get to call my wife. Last night you continue to show the world how being true to yourself rewards you. Watching this album go from being just a thought to celebrating your Grammy victory was magical. I cannot wait to be a part of the future magic you create.”
Brendan was engaged to a girl named Jackie Bruno before he met Lambert
Brendan was engaged to Jackie Bruno a few months before he met Miranda. The relationship ended when Kaihla Rettinger contacted Jackie with news that she was carrying Brendan’s child.
Jackie’s mom, Carol, narrated to Us Weekly;
“…she had no clue…Jackie was in Sweden playing professional soccer, got injured and came home and the girl contacted her. She broke the news to her…She was only going for a few months to play, he was begging her to marry him before she left, even though she knew the girl was pregnant.”
Miranda enjoys being a stepmom to Brendan’s son and is looking forward to having children
Jackie ended the relationship with Brendan after she learned that Kaihla was pregnant with his child. Kaihla gave birth to Brendan’s son on 5th November.
Miranda is, therefore, the boy’s stepmom. A source close to the couple told Entertainment Tonight that Brendan and Miranda are looking forward to having kids;
“We’ve never, ever seen her so happy and think she’s finally found her one and only. Miranda and Brendan both want kids. She never felt ready to have children until she met Brendan and now she’s excited to be a stepmom. She even says its great practice for when she has a baby.”
Lambert has nothing but kinds words about her stepson. “My stepson is amazing,” Miranda said. “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.”