Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Miranda Lambert and Husband Brendan McLoughlin’s Whirlwind Romance

brendan mcloughlin and miranda lambert
by

Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin’s whirlwind romance definitely surprised everyone, even fans. After Miranda’s divorce with fellow country musician Blake Shelton in 2015, no one knew that she had been seeing anyone. She had everything kept under wraps and only revealed the relationship when she got hitched. 

Everything may have happened quickly, but it seems like the couple are still very much in love and going strong (despite rumors that they are already divorced). So, let’s take a look back from their day one and also get to know more about Miranda’s new husband. 

First Chapter: A New Beginning In Love

It’s no surprise that country musicians marry within the same circle. Working in the same industry, relationships develop naturally, and some even grow into romantic ones. But working together on something you both love doesn’t always guarantee that it will work. Some made it work like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, but some didn’t like Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. 

The couple tied the knot in 2011, but after almost five years of marriage, the two announced that they were splitting up. Miranda Lambert’s ex-husband Shelton started dating fellow musician Gwen Stefani in 2015, while Lambert did not start dating again until 2016 with Anderson East, then two years later with Turnpike Troubadours guitarist Evan Felker. Although things didn’t go so well back then as the relationship was wrapped up in issues and complications. 

A few months after that, it seems like fate had something in store for her. She met Brendan McLoughlin during her appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City. At that time, Lambert, along with fellow Pistol Annies bandmates, were promoting their album while McLoughlin worked as crowd control. 

Her girlfriends spotted him and invited him to their show behind her back and even arranged for a meetup. And even though she was one of the biggest names in country music, she was still very nervous to talk to him, but in the end, it worked out. 

Lambert and McLoughlin started seeing each other, but they kept their relationship so private that no one even suspected they were dating! And on January 26, 2019, the two tied the knot in Davidson County, Tennessee. Although Lambert only announced her marriage on Twitter and Instagram just a little after Valentine’s Day that year. 

In an interview with People, Lambert explained that she wanted to keep everything private as much as she could, especially with how things turned out with her first marriage being so public. 

Who is Miranda Lambert’s husband, Brendan McLoughlin?

Everyone was surprised with Lambert’s sudden news about getting married, and with that came curiosity about her mystery man. 

Brendan McLoughlin was born on October 14, 1991 in Staten Island, New York City to parents James McLoughlin and Inova Valerio McLoughlin. He is the youngest of three siblings (with a brother named Patrick and a sister named Jocelyn). He attended Monsignor Farrell High School, where he participated in a lot of sports, including indoor track, and he even competed for field state championships. 

During the early 2010s, he pursued modeling but later on followed the footsteps of his mom, who was a former NYPD Detective. He joined the police force and was assigned to the South Midtown Precinct near Times Square. He was very active in his job, and with his looks, he was even featured in many photos of the NYPD shared to different social media platforms. 

But his overnight fame being married to one of country music’s biggest stars also surfaced not so good things about his past. He once headlined due to cheating accusations brought forward by Carol Bruno, mom of Jackie Bruno. According to her, the two were engaged, but Brendan cheated on her then got another girl pregnant. True enough, Brendan welcomed his first child named Landon with ex Kaihla Rettinger (the girl he allegedly cheated with Jackie) just three days after he met the Grammy-winning singer. 

Though the two may have had relationship issues in the past, those definitely did not stop them from building a life together. And though the two met in New York City, Nashville was still Lambert’s home, so McLoughlin shifted careers from being an NYPD police officer to Lambert’s official security. 

As of 2021, his net worth is currently estimated at $500,000. 

Second Chapter: Building A Life Together

The couple was definitely excited to build a life together. As of now, the two split their time between New York and Nashville. Whenever they’re in Nashville, they like to take some relaxing time at Lambert’s farm and just live a quiet life. Then they also spend some time in New York, where they get to see McLoughlin’s son Landon. And Lambert seemed to really enjoy her new role as a stepmom. 

In an interview with Extra, she said that she had adjusted to being a stepmom. She gushed at how Landon was just so amazing and that she was loving the whole phase. Since she had already raised a lot of dogs, she felt like the womanly and motherly thing within her was already full. And this new chapter of being a stepmom was a whole new journey. 

Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin are definitely enjoying life. In fact, McLoughlin featured in one of Miranda Lambert songs titled “Settling Down,” where they starred as a lovestruck couple which was exactly how they are in real life. 

Latest Stories

Keith Urban Still Tries to 'Impress' Wife Nicole Kidman with His Concerts

Keith Urban Always Aims to Impress Wife Nicole Kidman Onstage

To anyone who said love is dead hasn’t surely met Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. The longtime couple of almost 18 years –with two kids, Sunday and Faith – is ...

Martina McBride + God's Will

Martina McBride’s “God’s Will” is a Message of Hope

Released in November 2004, “God’s Will” is a faith-filled country song that will lift up your spirits. Martina McBride’s chart-topping songs such as “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” have ...

The Lumineers + Cleopatra

Unravel a Nostalgic Feeling with The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra”

Written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” is a notable record for its raw and acoustic sound. Released on March 25, 2016, the song was a track ...

Montgomery Gentry + Lucky Man

“Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry is Indeed a Lucky Song

Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry released a single, “Lucky Man,” in January 2007 to express gratitude and appreciation for life despite its negativities. It was the second single ...

Mo Pitney + Duct Tape and Jesus

Story Behind Mo Pitney’s Hit Song “Duct Tape and Jesus”

It seems that Mo Pitney has stayed true to his words and kept traditional country music relevant with his new song, “Duct Tape and Jesus.” American country singer Morgan Daniel ...

Dolly Parton + Power in the Blood

Dolly Parton’s Cover of “Power in The Blood”: A Gospel Classic Reimagined

With a career in the country music scene for over 50 years, Parton is known for singing several gospel songs, like “The Seeker,” “I Believe,” and “Daddy Was An Old ...

Al Dexter Death

Al Dexter: Honky Tonk Pioneer’s Legacy After Death

American country musician and songwriter Al Dexter has written and recorded numerous Western country songs like Pistol Packin’ Mama, which have become big hits. That is why the world was ...

The Statler Brothers + Rock of Ages

Believe in God’s All-Powerful Ability with The Statler Brothers Cover of “Rock of Ages”

In 1992, The Statler Brothers released a cover of the hit gospel song “Rock of Ages” on their album Gospel Favorites. The song was originally written as a hymn by ...

Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson + Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)

Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s Amazing First Duet with “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way)”

In 1982, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson released their first-ever collaboration song, “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way),” as part of Dolly Parton’s studio album, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner.  ...

Crazy Horse + I Don't Want to Talk About It

Meaning Behind Crazy Horse Song “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

In 1971, known American country rock band Crazy Horse released “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” as part of their debut album of the same name.  The band consists ...