Miranda Lambert's Whirlwind Romance With Brendan McLoughlin

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Not wasting any time! Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin tied the knot in January 2019 after a whirlwind two-and-a-half-month courtship. The nuptials came amid turmoil in the police officer’s personal life stemming from past relationships.

Before the country singer’s wedding to McLoughlin, she was married to Blake Shelton from May 2011 to July 2015. News of his ex-wife’s second marriage came as a shock to the Voice coach. “Blake found [out] about the wedding at the same time as everyone else did,” a source told Us Weekly in February 2019, shortly after Lambert announced her new relationship status.

Shelton, who has since moved on with Gwen Stefani, mentioned to the No Doubt singer that “the timing of Miranda’s announcement of the marriage was certainly curious,” according to an insider. However, “just because Miranda got married in a quickie situation doesn’t change anything for Gwen and Blake.”

McLoughlin has a complicated past too. The New York City police officer got another woman pregnant while cheating on his fiancée, Jackie Bruno, his ex’s mother, Carol Bruno, claimed in February 2019. “[Brendan] tried to deny it and then begged her to stay with him,” she told Us at the time. “She was only going [abroad] for a few months to play [soccer], he was begging her to marry him before she left, even though he knew the girl was pregnant.”

His son with his fling, Kaihla Rettinger, was born in November 2018, days after he met Lambert for the first time.

The Grammy winner previously made headlines for dating musician Evan Felker while he was still married and the Pistol Annies member was in a relationship with Anderson East. She confirmed her split from Felker in August 2018, telling The Tennessean that she was “happily single” at the time.

Scroll to relive Lambert and McLoughlin’s hasty romance, from cheating allegations to a quickie wedding.

November 2018

Lambert and McLoughlin met on November 2 when she performed on Good Morning America, according to Radar Online. The Staten Island, New York, native was stationed at the Times Square area, where the ABC morning show is filmed.

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November 2018

Three days after meeting the “Tin Man” songstress, the NYPD officer welcomed his first child, son Landon, with Rettinger. 

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January 2019

Lambert exchanged vows with McLoughlin on January 26 after quietly dating for nearly three months. The newlyweds kept the news a secret for three weeks.

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February 2019

“In honor of Valentine’s day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!” the “House That Built Me” singer announced via Instagram on February 16. “My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for … Me.”

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April 2019

The couple attended the opening night of Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency, Deuces Are Wild, on April 6 with fellow country singer Gwen Sebastian and a male friend.

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April 2019

The duo went low-key as they stepped out for a stroll in New York City on April 27. Lambert and her hubby both sported black baseball hats and opted for athleisure ensembles as they walked arm in arm and even stopped to check out some jewelry laid out on a table at one point. 


May 2019

Lambert and McLoughlin were spotted outside their NYC apartment waiting for an SUV on May 15, surrounded by a handful of luggage.



May 2019

The “Masterpiece” singer showed off her husband with a rare Instagram photo of the NYPD officer in May 2019. In the pic, which was part of a larger gallery of photos of two dogs named Smoke and Bandit, McLoughlin held one pup under each arm with a big grin. “They showed up at the farm last week and we’re bringing them to #CMAFest to get adopted,” Lambert captioned the shot. “No vacancy in our Mutt Motel! #FarmLife”

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