It seems like country superstar Miranda Lambert has caught the love bug. She shocked her fans when she announced that she had married Brendan McLoughlin, a police officer from New York City. The “Bluebird” had kept her new relationship secret since the pair first met.
Now, everyone wants to know about Miranda Lambert’s new husband. What do we know about mystery man Brendan McLoughlin?
1. He is Staten Island native
Brendan McLoughlin was born on Staten Island, New York, United States and he has helped Lambert embrace New York City, this is why their marriage has been awesome.
“I’ve been [in New York City] several times over the past decade for work, but I never just came to New York to disappear in the city and have fun and be a part of it,” Lambert said. “I’ve learned to embrace it. I think it crept into my art a little bit too, which is what I was hoping.”
However, she’s still facing one fear — the subway! “My husband is trying to get me to chill out about it,” Lambert said of her experience with New York’s No. 1 transportation system.
2. He is an NYPD Officer
If you will take a quick tour on the Midtown South Precinct Twitter account, you will get lucky to see multiple pictures of Brendan McLoughlin in uniform. This includes a tweet in March 2018 where Midtown South Precinct praised him for his work.
“PO McLoughlin apprehended [the] perpetrator in a bank robbery in progress,” they wrote in the tweet alongside a photo of the cop.
In a 2015 tweet, McLoughlin is featured in a full blue uniform posing next to a canine comrade. “Officer McLoughlin with Kybo at today’s doggy diving event,” read the tweet showing a beaming McLoughlin crouched next to Kybo.
There’s also another tweet in 2015 that shows a uniformed McLoughlin working in Times Square. “Community policing with Officer McLoughlin in #TimesSquare #nypd #Community,” the NYPD Midtown South wrote.
Besides keeping New York City safe, Brendan McLoughlin has also been featured on their Twitter showing off his sporty side. After winning a 5K race in August 2015, the officer was pictured holding up his new trophy.
“Officer McLoughlin wins 1st place for #NYPD Keith Ferguson Memorial 5k Brooklyn Bridge Run!” the tweet reads.
3. He tried to break into professional modeling
He’s got the makings of a model so it is only reasonable enough that he once tried his hand at it! During his late teens, he created a profile on Model Mayhem, a website that is used by models to get work and connect with other professionals in the industry.
McLoughlin wrote in 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,” which is last updated in 2011 and showing a shirtless picture of McLoughlin.
The text continues, “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.”
4. He met Lambert while he was at work.
“I met my husband doing press for the Pistol Annies record [Interstate Gospel], this time last year,” Lambert told The New York Times in an interview published on Oct. 28.
What’s even cute was that her bandmates played cupids. Lambert explained how her country music group played a role in her love story, she continued, “Our record came out the day after Halloween, and we did Good Morning America. 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.’”
5. He has retired from the NYPD
Brendan McLoughlin took an extended leave of absence from his job at the New York Police Department soon after marrying the country superstar in 2018.
“Miranda feels very lucky that he decided to take a leave of absence from the NYPD to go on the road with her. Having him there with her makes it all so much better. Even though they’ve been married more than a year the honeymoon isn’t over. They’re still crazy for each other,” an insider Hollywood Life shared.
However, According to Fox News, Brendan McLoughlin has recently left the NYPD to join his wife’s security team. Fans have reportedly seen him at Miranda’s shows wearing an earpiece, checking bags, and assisting the rest of her crew.
His departure was confirmed by a media spokesperson for the NYPD. “His current duty status is retired,” Sergeant Jessica McRorie, an NYPD DCPI spokesperson, told Fox News.
6. Of course, he has a favorite Miranda Lambert song
Brendan McLoughlin’s favorite song of Lambert is “How Dare You Love.”
“He requests it all the time, and I never do it,” the star shared during her 2020 CRS panel. “
He’s actually a really good person to bounce things off because he loves mainstream music of all kinds. He really cares about music but doesn’t have the business part of it, which is nice sometimes. But he loves this song, so I figure, hopefully, other people do,” Lambert added.
7. He is a fitness fanatic
There’s a reason why Lambert’s body is looking fit these days, and it’s all thanks to Brendan McLoughlin who includes her in his workouts. The country superstar revealed this in her interview with Health Magazine last December.
“Sometimes I want to kill him, and sometimes I’m thankful for it,” when it comes to including her in his fitness routine. “He does a pity run with me, and then he does his real run.
Brendan McLoughlin pretty got an eventful life and he definitely went through been a whirlwind romance with Lambert, but what’s important is that he has been by Lambert’s side every step of the way.