Brendan McLoughlin: The Husband of Country Music Star Miranda Lambert

Brendan McLoughlin with wife

While the country was rooting for Miranda Lambert, she was rooting for a handsome cop, Brendan McLoughlin. It’s quite hard to digest the fact that Hollywood’s most promising singer has fallen for a police officer. But, that’s what the happy reality is. Miranda Lambert who once had a marriage and romances with some A-listed celebrities has finally settled down with the man of her dreams. She fell for him quite quickly and tied the knot within a few months of dating. The lucky man who gets to call him Lambert’s husband is Brendan McLoughlin. There must be something special about him that led Miranda to fall for him. Let’s know in detail about the new hubby of Miranda Lambert.

Life Before Fame

The Countrystar’s husband Brendan Mcloughlin was living his ordinary life until he met her. Born in 1991, he was the youngest among three siblings. Brendan was born to parents James McLoughlin and Inova Valerio McLoughlin. His mother is a retired NYPD detective. McLoughlin spent his childhood days in Staten Island, New York along with his brother Patrick and sister Jocelyn. There’s nothing much known about his family. However, we do know that his dad and brothers were in the police.

As for education, he attended Monsignor Farrell High School. During his tenure at the school, he was quite active in sports. He ran tracks and participated in the field state championship in 2001. Besides, he was also a part of the relay team and has taken part in pole vault competition on the outdoor track. 

Career Milestones

Brendan McLoughlin Model

With dashing looks, it’s no wonder McLoughlin dabbled a bit in modeling during his teenage days. Brendan even had a profile in the Model Mayhem website, a popular site for models to network and secure jobs. As per the bio written on the page, he wanted to become an aspiring model before becoming a police officer. On the page, he had written: 

“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 an American boy/ Abercrombie/sporty but I’m open-minded, so feel free to network with me, share your ideas, and organize sessions.”

Later on, he continued his family legacy and landed him a job on the New York City Police Department. The NYPD officer has been very active in various events in his new job as a police officer. The official Twitter account of NYPD often featured McLoughlin praising his bravery and work. In 2015, the page shared a post where Brendan was holding a trophy that he won for “NYPD Keith Ferguson Memorial 5k Brooklyn Bridge Run.” Likewise, in 2018, NYPD honored him for stopping a bank robbery and praised him for his bravery. 

Besides,  Brendan was no stranger to the fame game before he met Miranda. His thirst for fame led him to an appearance on the fourth episode of season 5 on  “Project Runway All Stars” alongside Alyssa Milano.

Brandon on Project Runway

Also, his moves went viral while he was shaking his legs on something called “Cupid Shuffle” in 2015. 

As he got involved with the singer, officer Brendan has stepped back from his duty. As per Fox News, he resigned from the force in February of this year. The news of his retirement came seven months after he had taken a leave of absence from NYPD after getting married to Miranda Lambert.  After retirement, he is working as a part of Miranda’s security team on her Wildcard Tour across the US and Canada. He has always been proud of his police duty. When he made an appearance in the show ‘Kelly Ford in the Morning” with his wife, he has openly talked about his career choice and how happy he was from the decision. When asked what inspired him to take the line of duty, the ex-officer replied: 

“Truly, my whole family does it, my mom, dad, brothers, all are cops. So, I had no other choice. I chose to be a police officer and the best decision ever made.”

Miranda quickly interrupted him jokingly and said: “The best decision ever because you met me”. In reply, Brendan agreed with her because it was his job that made him cross Miranda’s path. 

Whirlwind Romance: How did it start?

Miranda with husband Brandon

Miranda hasn’t always been a winner when it comes to love. After passing through failed marriages and romances, she finally found her true love in Brendan McLoughlin. While it’s maybe quite hard to believe a Country Music Star dating a cop, that’s what the reality is. The love birds first crossed the path in November 2018 when the officer was on his duty. Brendan was on his duty outside of the Good Morning Studio where Lambert and her band ‘Pistol Annies” were promoting their new album and single.

Surprisingly, none of them had noticed each other first. It was Lambert’s band members Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley and security guy Tom who caught the wind of McLoughlin. They played the role of cupid for the pair and rest is all history. Remembering the moment, Lambert commented:

‘My husband was doing security there for the show. 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. They plucked him for me. My security guy Tom, he was in on it too. He said to me, “He’s here. And he’s pretty.”

Brendan and Miranda hit it off and soon after Miranda Lambert shocked her fans with her wedding announcement. 

A Quick Move: A Secret Wedding with Lambert

The fans were pretty astonished when Miranda revealed her marriage with Brendan. The duo got hitched just two months after dating. They tied the knots on 26 January 2019 at a farm outside  Nashville, Tennessee. As for the reason why they moved so fast, tabloids claimed it was because Miranda wanted to upstage her ex Blake Shelton who was rumored of getting married to his new partner. 

Both Miranda and Brendan kept their wedding a secret affair for months until Lambert made an announcement on Instagram. On the occasion of Valentine’s day, Lambert posted a picture from their wedding ceremony on Instagram and revealed the wedding with a beautiful caption.

The duo has just celebrated their first wedding anniversary together. The Grammy Awards winner singer commemorated her first anniversary with Brendan with a throwback picture from their wedding ceremony. The couple looked match made in heaven holding the hands of each other with a big smile.  

Since Brendan has left his job, he now accompanies his wife on world tours and is often captured on holidays, red carpets and award ceremonies. Despite getting swarmed at the airports or on the dinner dates, Brendan and his wife aren’t letting any drama ruin their marriage. The couple spends time between New York City and Miranda’s Nashville farm. 

A Newly Born Son, Fiancee, and Cheating Scandals 

Though Miranda never stops gushing about her husband, not everyone has great to say about him. As per rumors, he was engaged to Jackie Bruno but was two-timing with her before he met Miranda. Her ex-fiance’s mother Carol Bruno made allegations against Brendan that he cheated on her daughter and made another woman pregnant while the soccer player was playing overseas. 

The other woman was identified as Kaihla Rettinger who gave birth to Brendan’s son Landon James McLoughlin just three days after he met the singer. If rumors are to be true, Jackie broke up with him when her mother Carol broke the truth to her. 

The dynamic between Rettingger and McLoughlin is unclear. But, he does spend time with his son and Miranda has also accepted to be Landon’s stepmom. She is loving the blended family and nurtures Landon with love and care. She opened about her stepson and said:

“My stepson is amazing. 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.”