Miranda Lambert met her husband the same week he became a father

I tend to think most people were stunned by Miranda Lambert’s sudden wedding announcement. Miranda tried to package the Instagram announcement with an exclusive to People Magazine, including a never-before-seen photo and some details about how “happy” Miranda is with her new husband, Brendan McLoughlin. But of course, now that the news has been out for a few days, we’re getting many more details. We’re getting a clarity on the timeline mostly – Miranda met Brendan THE SAME WEEK he and his girlfriend (ex?) welcomed their baby.

In what was quite possibly the busiest week of his life, Miranda Lambert’s new husband, Brendan McLoughlin, met the country singer and welcomed a baby with another woman.

Radar Online reported on Monday, February 18, that the New York Police Department officer, 27, was introduced to the country singer, 35, on November 2, 2018, on the set of Good Morning America, where she performed “Got My Name Changed Back” with her Pistol Annies bandmates, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, in addition to promoting their latest album, Interstate Gospel. Three days later, McLoughlin welcomed his first child, a son named Landon, with his ex Kaihla Rettinger.

The Staten Island, New York, native is currently assigned to the NYPD’s Midtown South Precinct, which serves the Times Square area where Good Morning America is filmed. Lambert and McLoughlin secretly dated for nearly three months before marrying on January 26. She announced the news of their low-key relationship and wedding on Saturday, February 16.

[From Us Weekly]

People Magazine confirmed that Miranda first met Brendan last November, when she was in town for work. People also says they met for the first time on November 2nd at or around Good Morning America. It’s also a possibility that Brendan was working, doing crowd control, later that same day at The Town Hall where Miranda and the Pistol Annies were performing a concert. People also says that Miranda’s rep told them that Miranda and Brendan got married “a while ago,” which is a weird way to describe “less than a month ago.”

Even if you separate the fact that he and his girlfriend welcomed a baby during the same week that he met Miranda, it’s STILL messy. The baby stuff just takes it next-level messy. But what Nashville-based country superstar starts up with a New York cop and marries him less than three months after meeting him? I think Miranda probably considers the coup de grace of her “man-stealing” a new father.

Photos courtesy of Instagram.

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  1. Kittycat says:

    I am trying not to enjoy this mess since there is a BABY involved.

    Like when does he have time see his son?

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      You just know this dude cut the wedding cake and the umbilical cord at the same time.

      They are capital M messy.

    • Eliza says:

      I read the mother was the mistress and he was engaged when she got pregnant. So I don’t think they were together-together and he wouldn’t be living with the mom/child. And he doesn’t sound like a outstanding role model for a child any how.

      That said, moving to Nashville will make visits so much less frequent and it really is sad for baby. Although when Miranda makes him head of security (or whatever pay bump) at least the child will live very comfortably hopefully.

      • Esmom says:

        It sounds like it already would have been sad for the baby if he was never really together with the mother, but adding Miranda to the mix really takes it to the next level. Capital M Messy. What terrible people, ugh. I wonder what her bandmates think of her.

      • Erinn says:

        This guy is such a mess… it’s sad for the baby, but honestly? It might be better in the long run for the kid to not have this guy in his life frequently. He seems like an absolute sh-t show.

        But who knows. Maybe once the ‘fun’ is over he’ll get his head on straight and at least be a half-decent dad.

    • Moe says:

      I really think there is something emotionally wrong with this woman. The drama she brings in her wake….

      • Wilady says:

        I think she’s so insecure, the only way she feels any worth is by catching the eye of taken men, so she can feel she was chosen over someone else, and feels “worth” the trouble, and better than another woman. She needs to beat others down to improve the way she sees herself. It’s sad.

    • Amanduh says:

      Right? Between waxing his eyebrows off his face, cutting the umbilical cord and getting married…dude was busy!

    • Christo says:

      I am waiting on the duet with Miranda and Leann covering “Honky Tonk Angels.”

    • billypilgrim says:

      I don’t enjoy this at all.

      I think Miranda is incredibly selfish and a despicable person.

      There’s a baby involved whose life with be, possibly forever, adversely affected by the father’s and Miranda’s completely self-centered and instant gratification actions.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Please tell me there is a pre-nup?

  3. Millenial says:

    Well, I’m sure they will enjoy many happy years together.

    But, really, is that even long enough for her to get him to sign a really good pre-nup? I mean, surely drafting one of those up for a rich woman like herself takes a month or two of back and forth lawyer-ing? If not, girl is going to be out a few million bucks when they inevitably divorce.

    • mm11 says:

      “Well, I’m sure they will enjoy many happy years together”

      I’m sure too lmao

    • AnnaKist says:

      This is troooooooo luuuuurrrrrrrve, you guys…!

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      Yikes – the October baby registry is eye-rollingly sketchy.
      Wonder if we’ll hear anything resembling LeAnn Rimes “bonus mom” comments from Miranda’s camp. So far, neither she nor the new hubby have acknowledged the baby publicly. I doubt Miranda’s interested in motherhood – step or otherwise.
      And, hey… wasn’t Miranda engaged to some other guy last year?

    • Lara K says:

      She had a prenup with Blake, so I’m sure she has one here too, where she is by far the wealthier party. She’s messy and trashy but not stupid.

      • Carmen says:

        Maybe she could recycle her prenup with Blake. You know, just change the name and adjust the assets – done. Wouldn’t take as long as the first time. Very handy if you plan to marry multiple times lol.

      • Melissa says:

        She probably just pulled out a blank of the pre-nup agreement she had with Blake Shelton and changed the names-dates. I’m not kidding. She’s not even 40 yet – better keep the pre-nup/ divorce lawyer on retainer. It’s likely that she’ll be needing him or her again in the future. Messy with a capital M.

    • isabelle says:

      She marries quickly so the men haven’t figured out yet the hot mess she is in reality. Men do this when they are abusive or are controllers. Marry quickly so they don’t have time to really get to know the person.

    • Jamie says:

      I doubt this guy has the money to pay for a lawyer. He probably either signed whatever ML’s lawyer put in front of him or she “recommended” someone for him and paid that person (which is a conflict of interest). If either of these scenarios is the case, he’s going to have grounds to tear up that prenup when they get divorced.

  4. Birdie says:

    Oh, of course this will end well!

  5. cannibell says:

    Well, at least the poor kid will have something to talk about in therapy. {Ducks}

  6. Maya says:

    She must be really good in bed, that’s all I got.

    • Kittycat says:

      She must be the best lady in history.

      What else could be her appel?

      (Based on her history with married men. All women are special in their own way.)

    • Eliza says:

      She’s beautiful, famous, confident, fun, and crazy and goes after pathetic-weak unhappy less/not famous men with no spine to leave a relationship when it no longer works.

      I mean there are rumors of how she’s ruined the career of the married man who turned her down. She doesn’t have a 100% success rate, we just publicly see her “victories”. Ironically, none of them are prizes because theyre garbage like her.

      • bears says:

        “Ironically, none of them are prizes because theyre garbage like her.”

        This, this, all day long this. Though every word of your comment is true to the bone. I know a couple of women like her. It’s a breath of fresh air when someone else can also see through the facade to the ugly little truth below. Sadly, the men involved usually don’t until it’s too late. Maybe this one will get a halfway decent payout for his stupidity.

      • Esmom says:

        I would say she’s exactly the opposite of confident if this is her MO. She seems emotionally stunted.

      • Elaine says:

        Beautiful?? Erm…

      • Kebbie says:

        Or at least tried to ruin. Eric Church supposedly turned her down.

    • isabelle says:

      The one she catches say it all, they aren’t really that high quality honestly. The seem to be on the idiot pile of men.

  7. Carobell says:

    The divorce is going to be ugly. Marry in haste repent in leisure.

    • Renee says:

      I’ve never heard that saying before, but I love it. So true…..

      • Kate says:

        I love that saying!
        “Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure:
        Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.”
        1693, “The Old Batchelour”, William Congreve.

      • Kate says:

        I love that saying!
        “Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure:
        Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.”
        1693, “The Old Batchelour”, William Congreve.

  8. Emily says:

    I wish People had asked where they are going to live. His child is in New York City, is she going to make a home there?

    • Mia4s says:

      They seem to be implying it’s a “commuter marriage”, with splitting time between NYC and Nashville….uh-huh. How much vacation time does an NYC cop get? Exactly. Things you don’t think through when you marry someone you’ve known less than 3 months. So I assume he’s going to give up his job. And once he does he will be around all the time, the thrill of the hunt is gone, and she will be back trying to sleep with Dads she finds taking their three kids to the playground.

      Good lord these two are trash!!!!! I hope the inevitable breakup is beyond messy and painful! Please tell me there’s no prenup!

    • Christin says:

      DM is reporting that he plans to remain in NYC and she will commute to see him. In a year, he will “reassess” the living situation.

      Methinks her next song may have something to do with a city boy gold digger.

      • CooCooCatchoo says:

        A commuter marriage? Doomed. Especially considering the history of his wandering eye. He’s got an ex-fiancee AND a baby momma in NYC, and Miranda’s not going to be around 24/7 to keep him on a leash.

      • Christin says:

        And another detail – his job involves concert protection in the city. More famous people to meet! What could go wrong?

    • minx says:

      People will paint their sketchy relationship in the most fairy tale way possible.

    • Emily says:

      You’d have to be very dedicated to your career and/or very not-dedicated to your marriage to decide that you’ll stay at your very high-stress and demanding job (that you could more or less do anywhere else in the country) instead of moving to be closer to your traveling wife. It just screams “not thought through”.

  9. Coz' says:

    I’m gonna have to quote Gwen Stefani on this one : this sh!t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S

  10. Spikey says:

    How? I mean, seriously, how does she do it? Is she like the most powerful witch ever? I always thought new parents are … well, new parents, excited and totally in love with their little one. How did he have energy left to fall for a new woman?

    I read Lainey’s post yesterday, or better Busy’s Insta story, about the snack cop. But now that we have pictures, I’m having trouble finding the “snack” component. This is not a handsome man and he’s way overdoing it with the eye brow grooming.

    This is just a huge wtf for me.

    • Bryn says:

      My guess is she goes for guys that are douchebags, she’s not so charming that she takes loyal, and committed men from their partners.

    • Carmen says:

      We don’t know the full situation. Yes, new (happy) parents are usually over the moon and wouldn’t fall for a new partner. But there are reports that the mother of his child was an affair he had when he was engaged to another woman. So in all likelihood he was single after his fiancée found out he cheated and nine months later his child was born by a woman who might have been hardly more than a ONS.

      Don’t get me wrong, he’s hardly a prize. He cheated on his long term partner (or maybe not if he was as fast with marriage plans as he was with Miranda) with another women. Without protection, which is not only morally wrong, it’s downright dangerous.

      But there are factors that lead me to believe he wasn’t exactly a thrilled new father and might have been single for some time before meeting Miranda.

  11. RBC says:

    Okay, there are reports this guy cheated on his fiancé with the woman who then gave birth to his son. Then Brendan got together with Miranda the same week he became a father and is now married to Miranda. I want to know:
    1) When does this guy have time to do his job as a cop?
    2) How long before other women Brendan dated last year come forward? (You know there are others)
    3) Is it too early to start a divorce pool ? I say they file by Memorial Day

  12. mm11 says:

    This is so trashy omg Khloé approves

  13. JadedBrit says:

    I think we’re meant to be wowed by the wedding photo – but look at the woman’s claws: she’s clinging on to him with the same tenacity as an infuriated Lobster at a fish market.
    Miranda Lambert. Making psychologists richer, wives unhappier and Morals poorer.

  14. Bryn says:

    I don’t understand the rush to get married for some people. You can’t possibly know someone after two months, I just can’t imagine.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? I’m old enough to remember the vintage gossip story of Julia Roberts marrying Lyle Lovett after about ten minutes. It didn’t seem nearly as messy yet it still was a big mistake.

  15. Madelaine says:

    That Miranda so-called country girl has none of the traditional southern values she makes millions on. Her despicable desire not to be loved but preferred is pathological and needs to be addressed in intense therapy sessions. How long before she preys on another committed family guy who won’t resist her fame, money and dominatrix-angel-face manipulations? Women can be selective, fixated sexual predators as well.

    • Helen says:

      to be fair… she might classify herself as “outlaw country” lol

    • Mia4s says:

      “Her despicable desire not to be loved but preferred is pathological…”

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen it put so clearly @Madelaine, you hit the nail on the head exactly. I don’t think she’s really capable of loving or understanding what it means to be actually loved. I fear for the mental health of any children she might have. This kind of mindset in a mother would be devastating.

      I also doubt she will encourage or nurture the relationship between him and his 3 month year old (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) son. That would be competition.

    • atlantic says:

      @Madelaine – Miranda’s new husband was not a committed family guy. It sounds like he was pretty messy actually. And as for her other/past relationships, if a guy is a COMMITTED family guy he wouldn’t have been susceptible to her.

  16. JByrdKU says:

    I feel like the look on his face in that top photograph just says “I made it now…easy street”.

  17. Embee says:

    Oh wow flashbacks. I met a dude in a plane three months after my divorce. He totally swept me off my feet. Tender and attentive and hilarious. I thought it was so great how he respected my need to go slow and not get too intense too fast. Four months later I leaned he was two weeks into fatherhood when we met and he was still very much married to and living with the mother. It’s just not ok. Every person in that scenario is poorly served by this coupling. And it will take so much more energy to un-#$@& this than to get into it. Sigh.

  18. Darla says:

    Look it’s no mystery how she got a beat cop with aspirations of being a model. When you are rich and famous that doesn’t take a magic vagina, come on peeps.

    • Esmom says:

      So true, lol. I imagine the (tiny) wheel turning in his brain when he connected with her. And I can picture his eyeballs combusting and being replaced with cartoon-like dollar signs when he realized he might actually have a chance with her.

  19. L84Tea says:

    May they have many happy weeks together! (clink)

  20. RBC says:

    Just reading the timeline again. It says they were secretly dating for 3 months before getting married on January 26. The baby was born on November 5. So wouldn’t that put the date they first met to a month or so before his ex gave birth? Still very messy and trashy

    • Rapunzel says:

      If they met and started dating Nov. 2, then, Nov. 2 – Dec. 2 is one month, Dec.2- to Jan. 2 is two months, and then Jan 2- Jan. 26 (the wedding date) is almost another month (24 days). So 3 months is about right.

  21. Helen says:

    lainey had a post yesterday that linked to an older post (lol) that talked about miranda’s single “vice.” the lyrics… she knows she’s a mess! girl, get some help!! busy phillips is annoying but what a g.o.a.t. for the amazing, juicy gossip she served lol

    • Anon33 says:

      That’s the thing. Women like that are legit proud of what they do. They literally think it makes them better than other women. My cousin is like this, has been her whole life, and these are the types of things she says, completely and totally without irony or awareness.

  22. Birdie says:

    His ex-fiancee (not the baby mama) truly dodged a bullet and got out of this mess with no strings attached.

  23. Nikki J. says:

    There are reports that he was recently engaged to a semi-professional soccer player named Jackie Bruno, and he cheated on her and got this other woman pregnant. So there are TWO women this man was involved with fairly recently. What a mess.

    • The ex-fiancee’s mom dropped a lot of details to Us weekly. He was trying to get his ex to marry him earlier than they’d planned even though he knew his side piece was pregnant. The girl he cheated with is the one who told his fiancée she was pregnant with his child, so his fiancée didn’t even hear it from him. This is so messy!

    • Helen says:

      holy shiz!! i had no idea diapers were so expensive!!

      • Veronica S. says:

        Yep, it’s actually a major financial problem for poor and working class families because diapers aren’t covered under any government aid programs.

  24. Alex Jones says:

    She is quickly becoming the next Leann Rimes.

    Family photos with them and the baby being released in 3, 2, 1…

    • LL says:

      @Alex – At this point I think she may actually be *worse* than LeAnn Rhimes.

      • Helen says:

        i mean, at least leanne’s been with the lout for more than a decade… even brandi glanville is somewhat over it, as over it as brandi glanville can be that is lol

      • Christin says:

        Miranda upped her when it comes to the guy’s baby’s age, that is for sure. Meeting the new guy just as a baby is due to be born takes it to a new level!

  25. Jess says:

    I bet she’ll get pregnant ASAP, gotta compete with the other baby! It’s awful of me to think but I hope she truly loves this guy and he cheats on her nonstop, it’s what she deserves. I know she has issues but she’s a grown ass woman who has the means to get help and fix herself, instead she chooses to go around ruining lives for the thrill of it. She probably had an orgasm when she found out he was about to have a baby, it was a new challenge to snag the father of a newborn!

  26. LL says:

    Of course she did. 🙄

  27. Veronica S. says:

    Lol, imagine using the phrase “love of my life” unironically after cheating your way into the first marriage, banging every married man that allowed themselves to be sucked into the Charybdis you call a vagina, and then meeting a man who impregnated a side piece.

  28. Lady Keller says:

    She just got the center square on her homewrecking bingo card. She stole someone’s daddy. She may be smug now but I think this one going to cost her in the long run.

  29. tealily says:

    His eyebrows are a nope. I have to wonder what’s wrong with this guy.

  30. Caitrin says:

    Someone – maybe Michael K – made a crack about him looking like a dime store Tom Brady AND NOW I CAN’T UNSEE IT.

  31. Anna says:

    I can’t stand Blake either, think they were made for each other.

    But the not-so-subtle dig at him (“met the love of my life”) was so unnecessary. God, she really has no class whatsoever.

  32. LoveBug says:

    I can’t stand Miranda and people like her.
    Pursuing people in relationships is so very desperate, messy, trashy and disgusting.
    Helping to ruin people’s relationships is horrible and even worse when children are involved.
    I would not even be a bit surprised, if she was a narcissist.
    I hope they both get what they truly deserve, maybe this time she gets a taste of her own medicine.

  33. Nicole Le says:

    She changes marriages like underwear.

  34. isabelle says:

    She is blacklisted in Nashville when it comes to dating. Nashville talks and her name isn’t so good now. No self-respecting man in Nashville will date her with the intent of marrying her. She burned those bridges with her latest cheating scandal. Guess she had to outsource.

  35. Shannon Malcom says:

    OMG, I have known women like her. They’re actually all over the town where I live right now. Trashy af, and the only difference between Miranda and them is that Miranda is rich and famous. I’m not trying to be mean, but nothing about her says “man-eater” to me. She just looks so basic, but it’s the same with the chicks I know here, so … There’s that. Anyway, they’re both gross.

  36. Mishka says:

    If Miranda and hubby have a baby it will have Chicklet teeth

  37. Littlefishmom says:

    She’s a POS.

  38. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    All of his baggage and he is not even hot at all. Couldn’t she get a trashy, blue-collar dude who’s atleast hot? These people will have so much crap to deal with behind closed doors, it makes me laugh. Maury episode, except one person involved has a lot of money. I’d like to now see her get blackballed in Nashville/the music industry. What woman will support her music now with all this?

  39. CK says:

    As soon as I saw this news, I knew some home must have been wrecked. Maybe they were separated, but Miranda has a type and I really wouldn’t put anything past her.

  40. Izzy says:

    The love of her life? Which one? Is she a cat?

    • JadedBrit says:

      On a serious note, though – and believe me, no slut-shaming here, now or ever – but is she using protection with these multiple guys? Seems like a very dangerous game.

  41. Who is Justice Beaver? says:

    I’m a looooong time reader, and I thought I’d use my first celebitchy comment to point out that this trick looks an awful lot like j lo’s ex Casper Smart. Remember him?

  42. Chef Grace says:

    My old horse used to show his teeth like they are doing in the wedding pic, right after he had an apple.

  43. noway says:

    This story is a bit wrong. Apparently he was engaged to a soccer star, and got the baby mama pregnant while engaged. The baby mama told the soccer star fiancée, and he tried to deny it, but eventually said he did get her pregnant. Then he begged his soccer star fiancée to still marry him. She smartly refused. He then quickly met and married Miranda. Not sure how deep his relationship was or is with the baby mama, as most of the information is coming from his ex fiancee’s mother. I think girlfriend might be a bit inaccurate, although we haven’t heard her story yet. Article from US magazine.


    Well for everyone who wished Miranda would get her comeuppance, you might have gotten your wish. As he seems like a doozy. I especially like how he begged the fiancee to marry him even though he knew he had gotten another girl pregnant. Yeah he’s a winner.

  44. Yes Doubtful says:

    I wonder if she got word that Gwen/Blake might get engaged and decided to beat them down the aisle? She seems like that type.

  45. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I think Miranda loves chaos and messiness. It almost seems like she weirdly thrives off of it.

  46. ojulia123 says:

    Never have I seen a woman comport herself with such restraint and elegance! Truly, Miranda is a treasure to behold. Would that we could *all* be like Miranda!

  47. Emily says:

    I think Miranda met her match when it comes to homewrecking. This guy homewrecked an engagement, abandoned his mistress and baby to be with Miranda. There are probably more women he cheated on we haven’t heard from. He is an aspiring model, he meets Miranda, and he’s found his meal ticket. Miranda is the only one too stupid to realize it. This will explode in her face and I won’t feel sorry for her when it does.

  48. Who is Justice Beaver? says:

    I am sooo intrigued by how this will play out! Falkor Rimes level of messiness!

  49. Mattie Moss says:

    I bet he steps out first in his marriage (since he wants to become a model, sorry don’t see that happening) with someone who can do more for him in that business.

    I see this lasting a year, both cheaters, liars, lacking morals and have not learned what marriage vows means….. Really what could go wrong?