Miranda Lambert’s husband was technically single & messy AF when he met Miranda

Earlier, we talked about the messy timeline of Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin’s romance. She met Brendan the SAME WEEK his girlfriend (or ex) gave birth to their son. Miranda and Brendan were married less than three months after that, in late January. None of this seems like a thoughtful exercise in “building a life together.” It feels more like Miranda met a guy who was “taken,” she worked him over until he couldn’t remember his own name, then she put him on a leash. She’s probably already bored with him because it was all so easy. Something that will excite her though: Brendan isn’t ready to move down to Nashville full time and be her doormat. He’s keeping his police job, which means they’ll probably spend a lot of time apart:

Miranda Lambert’s new hubby is NOT dropping his life in New York and hightailing it to Nashville — quite the contrary, she’ll be going to him and vice versa. Sources close to the newly-married couple tell us, Miranda and Brendan McLoughlin will be splitting their time between Nashville and NYC — regularly going back and forth. She’s got a sprawling 400-acre estate in Tennessee where her music career is based, and he’s an NYPD cop.

Considering Brendan’s got a 9-5 gig on the force, it sounds like she’ll be the one taking to the skies more often than him. However, we’re told this travel arrangement will probably only hold up for about a year. We’re told Brendan plans to be on the job for at least that long and will reassess after that. BTW … he just got promoted to sergeant.

Brendan’s also got a new bundle of joy to consider. Our sources tell us he recently welcomed a kid from a previous relationship this past November, which is right around the time he met Miranda. They were first introduced on November 2 during her ‘GMA’ appearance. We’re told Brendan was single when he got with Miranda. His baby momma learned she was pregnant after they’d broken up … so there was no overlap. For now, we’re told he’s got 50/50 custody.

[From TMZ]

That’s interesting about the ex – “We’re told Brendan was single when he got with Miranda. His baby momma learned she was pregnant after they’d broken up … so there was no overlap.” Miranda just lost her lady-boner. “I fell ‘in love’ with a SINGLE guy, this can’t be happening.” Well, I hope the baby-mama feels relieved because she really did dodge a bullet with this one. Brendan seems like a real piece of work though, and I don’t even believe he has 50-50 custody, do you?

Also: Us Weekly has an interview with a woman named Carol Bruno, who says that Brendan was engaged to her daughter Jackie Bruno when Kaihla Rettinger called Jackie to tell her that Brendan had cheated on her and that she (Kaihla) was pregnant. Carol says:

“She was engaged to Brendan and he cheated on her and got another girl pregnant. It’s all true. She was thrown for a loop, she had no clue. The girl contacted her. Jackie was in Sweden playing professional soccer, got injured and came home and the girl contacted her. She broke the news to her. [Brendan] tried to deny it and then begged her to stay with him. She was only going for a few months to play, he was begging her to marry him before she left, even though he knew the girl was pregnant.”

[From Us Weekly]

Miranda is excited now! She’s met her match. Brendan sounds messy AF and of course he’s going to continue to spend time in New York. He’s probably got five other girlfriends there. And Miranda can stalk and harass them and that will give her something to do, some drama to maintain.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    I am almost tempted to thank Miranda on her IG page for just giving us some good old fashioned gossip.

    I mean…..I am loving this.

    World’s most perfect song.

  2. Snazzy says:

    Match made in heaven ? 🤣

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I highly doubt he would have 50-50 custody of a newborn even if Miranda weren’t in the picture. I think this is a hoot that he was “technically” single. Miranda is probably really bummed about that. I give the arrangement 3-6 months before Miranda gets bored OR cheats on him with another taken dude – probably both. She doesn’t strike me as the giving type and I don’t see her being cool with flying back and gorth to see him. She is used to men bending over backwards for her. Not the other way around.

  4. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Awwwww, a match made in heaven! This is gonna be so messy and I’m here for it!

  5. Emily says:

    LOL. I think you’re right that him cheating on her all over the place will keep her interested. I cna picture her chartering a private plan and showing up at his place unannounced in the middle of the night, yelling “where is she!” and going through his things for evidence. It’ll be their weekly couples ritual. He may really be “the one.”

    • Snazzy says:

      OMG yes! The drama! I don’t even listen to her music but I am here for it!

    • Chaine says:

      Exactly! There’s going to be a police report at some point when something messy goes down.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      “showing up at his place unannounced in the middle of the night, yelling “where is she!”

      And raiding the contents of the salad drawer to throw over the hussy that dares to steal her man. Miranda is gossip gold.

    • Rice says:

      And then there’ll be an album called You Were The One with hits such as “Where is She” and “Salads are for Tossing”.

      • Emily says:

        I’d buy that record. Let’s not forget the hit single “Steakhouse Beef “ and “Stealing daddies from babies is the new home wrecking.”

  6. Lisa says:

    Perfect start to a stable relationship said no one ever.

  7. Jb says:

    I told my husband yesterday who these ppl who cheat are so I can speak with them and learn time management skills! Seriously how do you work a full time job, maintain several sexual relationships, have friends and family, workout, eat relatively healthy and handle all the other to dos in Life!?!!!! My lord, I’m just trying to juggle my husband no kids and the rest of my life and I’m still tired sometimes! I never liked drama and so happy my life is “boring” in comparison. Messy AF and these 2 deserve each other and hopefully get exactly what they deserve and then some…

    • elimaeby says:

      I agree. My SO always teases me that he never has to worry about me cheating because he knows I hardly have the energy after work to grab a drink with my girlfriends, let alone carry on with someone else. If it’s after 5:30 p.m., I better be bra-off, yoga pants on with a dog sitting on me on the couch or I’m not happy.

    • steph o says:

      @JB after throwing a surprise party for my husband a few years ago, I’ve wondered the same thing! I had to weave and dodge and hide food in our garage and it was EXHAUSTING. I couldn’t imagine constantly living like that….but some people don’t know how to live in any other mode but chaos mode.

    • Izzy says:

      For real. I’m perpetually single, and between my job, my Pilates classes and my dog I barely have time for a social life. Do these people have a time machine??

  8. tealily says:

    Ah yes, good. I was wondering what was wrong with him. This should be a good show.

  9. Nola says:

    Ok Miranda publicist – good try with the “age found out she was pregnant after they broke up” line. SURE. And yet they had a joint Baby Registry for “Kaihla AND Brendan” with only 1 crib, one chair, etc ? If they were truly broken up and didn’t intend to be together, wouldn’t the registry be in only Kaihla’s name? Further, if they were going to have separate residences, wouldn’t you need, oh I don’t know, two cribs (at least!)? So either they were broken up and he had zero plans of being in this baby’s life OR they were together and then he dumped his girlfriend for Miranda. Either way — this is messy, messy, messy.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      That is some Magnum PI level detective work Nola, I tip my magnifying glass to you 🔎

    • Alissa says:

      I’m guessing they weren’t together (since rumor is she was the other woman at the time) and they only registered for one set of stuff because the baby is only going to be with her anyway.

  10. DS9 says:

    How does one pronounce Kaihla anyway?

    Seems like you should do the ah or ai. Having both is just confusing.

    • Anners says:

      I’m pronouncing it ‘Kayla’ in my head (creative spelling name?)

    • Alissa says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be pronounced like Kayla.

      Which, if it is… people, stop doing crazy spellings of normal names. Just spell it Kayla. Your kids will thank you.

      One of my Facebook friends recently named their kid Hananiah and I’m still trying to figure out what that is. Hannah with flair? Hanna-niah?

      • DS9 says:

        At least spell it in a way that makes phonetic sense either to the language it came from, the language you speak or the one in which it will be spoken.

        This isn’t Tudor England lol

  11. Sharon Lea says:

    It makes sense she is with a cop, her parents were/are private investigators, lots of stories if you Google the topic.

    • Christin says:

      And the baby’s mother is an attorney. What casting this is!

      Maybe he’ll reconcile with the baby’s mother as he takes salad queen to the cleaners.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Wow, she sure can pick ’em!
    They sound far too alike in their ways, I expect the implosion will be spectacular.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    They’ll be throwing things at each other in three months.

  14. Jennifer says:

    50/50 custody with a newborn??? If that’s true, and not just referring to legal custody, I think that is an awful thing to do to a newborn that is only just forming connections and secure attachments.

  15. Eleonor says:

    Soulmates, good.

  16. Zazu says:

    These two deserve each other. I’m getting out the popcorn and watching what happens next!

    But that poor baby doesn’t deserve either of them. Miranda as stepmother… She’s the type of person to be jealous that the baby is getting more attention than she is. Hopefully this is all over before that kid is affected by whatever toxic situation the relationship turns into.

  17. Christin says:

    Jackie’s mother really spilled the tea on his alleged “secret life”.

    Page Six also mentions that the baby’s mother is a NYC attorney. There is a 27-yo attorney by that name in Manhattan.

    • noway says:

      I hope that is the woman, cause can you imagine if it’s not. Wouldn’t want to be accidentally thrown into this mess you might get a salad on your face.

  18. workdog says:

    It’s not surprising but still sad that she seems to live life this way; so many unnecessary hurts along the way.

    Still, we had a friend that was on Nashville Star with her, they dated casually a bit, but then she moved on to bigger fish involved with the show, don’tcha know. She was a nasty-ish piece of work from waaaayyyy back. Not because of the dating thing but she had a hella attitude as well. He always says (and he’s not bitter because it wasn’t that serious with them) when she pops up in the news like this, “yep, nothing new to see here”.

    It’s kinda sad in a way, as while I don’t follow her except tangentially, she is talented and to have it overshadowed by the ridiculousness is…well, a shame.

  19. mtam says:

    Re: Kaihla—I think having a child with this man in a situation like this is the opposite of having “dodged a bullet.” Now she’s gotta deal with his irresponsible, neglectful ass forever, and whatever drama Miranda feels like throwing into the pot. Having said that it sounds like she chose to cheat with an engaged man (unless he hid that from her) , so maybe that’s her karma. I just feel so bad for the poor child mixed up in all this.

  20. TheOtherSam says:

    New baby’s mother is a young attorney living in Manhattan. Her online profile shows she’s well educated and has stable income. I’m guessing – to be fair to the new Mr. Lambert (sorry, make that “Sgt. Mr. Lambert”) that he did hook up with this woman while engaged, she became pregnant and chose to have the baby, and they aren’t together but have agreed to co-parent. He probably really was single yet messy when he met Miranda.

    This is kind of like that Chloe Green-Hot Felon relationship, where he had a child with his ex but still knocked up the rich heiress, choosing to live with her and their child. The Ex promptly handed over main custody of the older boy to Dad and Stepmom, with generous visitation for herself and I’m certain a nice payout. Now that may not happen exactly like that here, but the three adults (Miranda, new hubby and new mom) could work out a nice arrangement that benefits everyone. That is if they try and maturity rules the day.

    • Jamie says:

      I wouldn’t characterize someone who graduated from the for-profit Charlotte School of Law as “well-educated.” They closed their door because they lost their accreditation. People from those schools come out with over $200,000 in debt. She’s gonna need every dollar of Miranda’s money to pay for that baby.

  21. Tallia says:

    So they sorta kinda sound perfect for each other. They have a lot in common.

  22. Ellie says:

    Question: If they have 50/50 custody, how can a newborn baby be away from it’s mother 50% of the time? That doesn’t sound right.

    • TheOtherSam says:

      The newborn woudn’t be away exactly 50% of time and esp if the father is in Nashville, 100s of miles away. However if he’s near the mother, in NYC, he can certainly get near 50% time with a lot of logistical planning (sleeping/feeding schedules, breast milk pumping and provision, etc).

      I’m recalling the case of Sarah Palin’s daughter, who was engaged to her marine bf and had that spectacular break up with him when pregnant. She moved back to Alaska and had the baby there, when he showed up there for his 50% visitation they ended up in court b/c she was trying not to honor it due to her breast feeding schedules and other issues. He actually prevailed, I recall the judge ordered her to pump extra milk and hand it over with the baby so he could bond and get his time with her (How do I remember obscure stuff like this lol?)…somehow though I doubt this guy Sgt. Dad and new stepmom Messy Miranda are going to go to those same lengths.

      • Ellie says:

        Thanks for explaining! It still seems sad for a newborn to be away from it’s mother that much, but it makes sense.

  23. JadedBrit says:

    Wonder what the track titles on her next breakup album will be? Steak through the Heart? Yo, Mama? When the Chips are Down? Take a Leaf from my Book?
    Seriously, though – that poor, poor child. You need to repent, Miranda. A sin for a sin, right?

  24. Bahare says:

    Wondering about a prenup in this fateful union. Maybe Miranda has a whole pad of them for these whirlwind romances.

  25. Hmmm says:

    Okay now I’m confused. So this isn’t the musician she was hooked up with after Blake. This dude is just some random she met. Oh Lordy.

  26. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    Wouldn’t it be a messy but sweet twist if the cop and baby mama went along with all this and used Miranda for money. He will stay married to her for long enough to get a payday and ride off in the sunset with the lawyer mom and baby, leaving Miranda in the dust. We can dream, right?

    • Hmmm says:

      The cop is actually playing it smart. He keeps his cop job to see where this relationship is actually going? He’s not a dummy that’s for sure.

  27. FredsMother says:

    Gossip gold. I am stuck on this piece of celebrity trash news. I don’t even listen country music and have never heard a single Miranda song. She is vile but I find myself secretly admiring her. She wants it and she goes after it. She feels no guilt. Unusual in a woman. We always toe the line. She doesn’t care.. Not even if it ruins her career. So perfectly trashy.So unconcerned with society’s views. I love it. And am watching👀👀👀 📺👏📺👏it all. Plus she has such a sweet smile. So deceptively delicious.

    • Patty says:

      Right. I can’t even be mad at Miranda. She’s out there living her llife and getting paid. I don’t know enough about her new hubby to comment on his parenting skills. His situation with the mother of his child sounds more like the Tom Brady – Bridget Moynahan situation. Also, I think it’s great that he’s not dropping everything to run to Nashville – good for him.

  28. ojulia123 says:

    A love story for the ages.