Miranda Lambert’s husband has a ‘history of cheating’ & overlapping relationships

Do you think Miranda Lambert is mad about Khloe Kardashian stealing her “messy” thunder? There were some sympathetic “takes” on Miranda’s situation, like “poor Miranda is getting the brunt of the criticism even though it’s her new husband who is a dumpster fire,” but let’s be real: Miranda LOVES this. She loves that people are talking about her. She loves the drama. So, let’s go through some of the stories which broke just in the past 24 hours.

First of all, as I suggested on Monday, once Miranda announced her marriage to Brendan McLoughlin, I figured that Brendan was the guy with Miranda during the Nashville steakhouse beef. Turns out, I was right – People Magazine did an analysis of all the 911 calls, and it seems like Miranda’s “male friend” identified himself as a cop at some point in the salad-tossing melee. The male friend was also described as being “very young” (LOL) and none of the 911 callers knew if he was her security, but they figured out that “they’re with each other.”

Next up, Brendan’s love life was extremely messy before he even met Miranda, as we learned this week. He was engaged to Jackie Bruno when he got Kaihla Rettinger pregnant, and he still begged Jackie to stay with him. Kaihla gave birth to their son the same week he met Miranda. People Magazine is even reporting on his backstory now – they have a story about how Brendan was still engaged to Bruno “just months before marrying Lambert” and he gave Jackie a $15,000 diamond engagement ring. One of the craziest details from People? “McLoughlin and Bruno’s relationship ended when Kaihla Rettinger, the mother of McLoughlin’s son, messaged his former fiancée to let Bruno know Rettinger was seven months pregnant with the police officer‘s child and had been living with him and his family, the source reveals.” OMG. This sh-t is so crazy.

People Mag also says that Brendan spent Thanksgiving with Kaihla and their newborn son, and that there was an overlap between his relationship with Kaihla and his thing with Miranda, and their source also insists that Brendan has a “history of cheating.” Which makes it sound like Miranda found her match. So let’s bring more babies into it:

Miranda Lambert and her brand new husband, Brendan McLoughlin, are already talking about having children together! A source close to the “Tin Man” singer tells ET that, just days after announcing their secret wedding, she is more than ready to take the next step with McLoughlin.

“We’ve never, ever seen her so happy and think she’s finally found her one and only,” the source says. “Miranda and Brendan both want kids. [She] never felt ready to have children until she met Brendan and now she’s excited to be a stepmom. She even says it’s great practice for when she has a baby.”

McLoughlin is already father to a few-months-old baby from a previous relationship. The source notes that he has provided the songstress with a sense of normalcy that she desperately needed.

“Brendan makes Miranda feel grounded, centered and very safe. He’s a police officer and everyone has been loving that she fell for a man in uniform,” the source adds. “Miranda is relieved to have found someone who isn’t in the music industry. Brendan is perfect for her.”

The 35-year-old country music star’s father, Rick Lambert, is a former Dallas police officer, so perhaps settling down with a lawman is just what she needed amid a career in the spotlight.

[From Entertainment Tonight]

Miranda “never felt ready to have children until she met Brendan and now she’s excited to be a stepmom. She even says it’s great practice for when she has a baby.” OMFG. If I was Kaihla… I would be calling every lawyer possible to ensure that Miranda kept her hands off my baby. That’s really gross. As for whether Miranda would have a baby with this messy AF individual… your guess is as good as mine.

Meghan Markle arrives at The Polo Bar for dinner with a friend in NYC

Photos courtesy of Miranda’s Instagram.

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  1. AnnaKist says:

    Yeah, but… no, but… yeah, but… This time it’s trooooo luurve that’s gonna last for ever and ever. 😍

  2. Sayrah says:

    It’s like a race to see which one can cheat the fastest with these two.

  3. Kittycat says:

    Miranda found her perfect, messy match!

  4. Ninks says:

    They sound absolutely perfect for each other.

  5. RBC says:

    Cheating, engagements, marriages, salad tossing this is fun gossip! If there wasn’t a child involved it would be perfect

    • SJR says:

      Agreed. Hey look, these two young lovebirds, who each have a history of cheating, acting trashy, live for the drama….all good.
      Except that a child is involved. Oh, and they are causing hurt and heartbreak to others involved…Aw but Hell…they are so special, etc. Barf!

  6. CharliePenn says:

    I’m kind of proud of my trash-senses because I always felt like this woman was trashy. Waaaay back, before all her drama became public, I just knew.
    I should quit my day job and become a full time trash-detector to the stars.

  7. Harla says:

    Omg, they actually are perfect for each other!!

  8. Chloe says:

    Am I messy to wonder how a cop with a fiancee and a baby mama could afford one $15k ring for one of them plus presumably (maybe?) another set of rings for Miranda?

  9. Lucy2 says:

    He sounds pretty awful… and just what she deserves.

  10. Guest says:

    They sound perfect for each other

  11. Lucia says:

    This is how I see this going down: Miranda will be pregnant by June and she’d sooner try to buy the baby off Khalia and pretend they’re all one big happy family. When Khalia doesn’t budge, Miranda will stalk her and get her husband to create a BS story about how Khalia is an unfit mom. Miranda will stalk every person Brendan cheats with and will ultimately have a Britney Spears style meltdown after 2-3 kids in quick succession and a bunch of weight gain. Brendan and Miranda will get a divorce during her last pregnancy when he gets someone else pregnant. The end.

  12. Lonnie tinks says:

    They both really want kids? Well, I have great news for you Brendan, YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE!

  13. KBeth says:

    So, a match made in heaven….

  14. Esmom says:

    Echoing everyone who says they seem like a perfect match. Any current or future children in the mix have my deepest sympathies. Can you even imagine these two parenting?!

    I never noticed this before now but I see a resemblance between Miranda and Tomi Lahren. Yuck.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Now that you mention it Esmom the resemblance might be in the eyes….the crazy, crazy eyes.

  15. Chef Grace says:

    True soul mates.
    It is scary to think of the pain these two will inflict on others. I guess I am getting old as I do not look forward to what shit storm stories will come with this coupling.

  16. mm11 says:

    Waiting for the inevitable photos of Miranda and his son looking like a super mom lmao

  17. Mrreow says:

    Eh, I feel she’s just upping her game. It’s not enough to go after guys in a relationship, she’s going after guys with newborns and multiple women because that’s even messier.

    I don’t know how she walks around with such a massively heavy ego. That just seems exhausting.

  18. NSSB says:

    In other words, they are perfect for one another.

  19. Christin says:

    His baby’s mother IS a lawyer, per reports from yesterday. There is an attorney (age 27) in Manhattan by that name.

    I would love to know how thrilled she is with this sudden turn of developments. He was reportedly staying with her / her family around the time of the baby’s birth.

    Another question is – How does ML think any of this will benefit her career?

    • cannibell says:

      Oh, that is delicious. Even if she doesn’t practice family law, she probably has the hookups to get the best legal representation possible.

      What was it that Blake said about karma?

      • Erinn says:

        See, I don’t think Blake should be saying anything about karma given how he started his relationship with Miranda. And I don’t believe for a second he wasn’t cheating on her as well.

    • Jamie says:

      Yeah, I was wondering about that too. Maybe she’s not so upset that he’s found a rich woman to marry. I saw her online profile yesterday. She graduated from one of those for-profit diploma mill law schools that is now closed. People coming out of those schools have hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt (because they don’t really give out scholarships).
      Which explains why a Manhattan attorney would be living with her boyfriend’s parents. I’m sure she’s up to her eyeballs in debt even though she has a good steady job. She’s gonna need to keep that cop sweet to get access to his wife’s money to support her baby.

  20. Beach Dreams says:

    Well Miranda should do just fine with him. Messy people are always at their “best” with each other!

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He snagged that 15k ring from evidence.

    • Kitten says:

      LOL this is a good theory, Mabs.

      I love how her PR people say that he “helps her feel grounded” and that her friends love that she’s with a “man in uniform”. Yeah, maybe if you focus on the fact that he’s a police officer then everyone will forget that he’s clearly a huge, messy douchebag who doesn’t know how to be in a committed relationship. Not that I feel bad for Miranda–she deserves this dumpster fire of a man.

      • Veronica S. says:

        ONE and ONLY Kitten! That’s what he is to her! The previous ones don’t count! It’s probably the sixth time she’s lot her virginity, too.

  22. Lala11_7 says:


    He was engaged…put himself in debt to buy a diamond ring…well maybe not since he was still living at home with his Mama…

    Got another woman pregnant while engaged…secretly moved his pregnant side-piece in with his family…while he was still engaged…

    Yea…he messy…his family messy…this WHOLE THANG…will be…

    Messy AF….

  23. Christo says:

    He was an aspiring model long before the cop gig. You can find his pictures on Model Meyem. They both deserve each other. She has always seemed like thirsty trash to me. She certainly has a knack for finding insecure men and summarily exploiting them and leaving a trail of broken marriages behind her. I realize that it takes two to tango, but she, in particular, specializes in this perverse form of marital chaos.

  24. Darla says:

    And they found each other!

    See, that’s what makes life amazing

  25. Anare says:

    Wow. This gal plays high stakes messiness! Who does this? The baggage these two are hauling into this marriage needs it’s own trailer. Will be interesting to see who screws who over first. Countdown to the crash and burn starts immediately.

  26. Tiffany says:

    Once again Miranda, thank you.

  27. Helen says:

    *sigh* i love this song

  28. Patty says:

    See there really is someone for everyone. These two are perfect for each other! Mazel tov!

    People with kids split up all the time. It’s also clear that the hubby wasn’t in a relationship with the mother of his kid; they were banging and were apparently too stupid to use birth control or the bc failed. This happens every day in Murica. Miranda’s kids and step kid aren’t the first nor will they be the last kids to have messy parents. However, those kids will already have plenty of advantages by virtue of mom / stepmom being rich and white. Those kids will be fine.

  29. What's Inside says:

    Dumpster fire. Endless material for new music.

  30. megs283 says:

    Setting aside all this messiness – I do not understand how that header photo is Miranda? It looks like “Dianne” from Shawn of the Dead. And then the photo below…looks like Kristin Chenoweth.


  31. Shelley says:

    He found himself a cash cow.

  32. Veronica S. says:

    My God, it’s remarkable what money does for you, yeah? This is literally like trailer park levels of absolute garbage, and the only reason she’s not getting walloped with a flip flop behind a dumpster in a concert parking lot is because she has money and security.

  33. Mel says:

    Isn’t this her MO for relationships also? They’re the perfect couple, LOL!

  34. Skiminims says:

    Here’s my guess…her PR team are planting seeds of having children quickly because she is already pregnant. I noticed her tummy was conveniently covered in her wedding pics. I could be wrong….

    • Tigger says:

      so pregnant – she is not even dying her roots any longer. hmmm… wonder if she got pregnant before the baby was born?

  35. Who ARE These People? says:

    So…her dad was a police officer, she has a terrible history with men, she married another policeman who makes her feel “safe” … is there some kind of back story here?

  36. FredsMother says:

    Bbbbutt Miranda of the sweet smile and home-wrecking heart can’t be pregnant. It would ruin gossip fun for me. I want to see when she finally one-ups the cheating new husband my boffin one of his NYPD friends she meets at a coppers’ barbq on Long Island. With a baby… Nah the whole thing falls down. Plus I wanna see her tossing salads 🥬🥦🥬🥒🌶️🥕all over NYC😉😂. Slow yu roll Miranda…No babies and more philandering please.

  37. Lynnie says:

    Did Kahlia know she was the side when she found she was pregnant? Cuz if so why have the kid? Like your dude clearly is not a good person and can’t respsct relationships so why would you want him to be the father????

    • Leslie says:

      Maybe she wanted the baby/wanted to be a mom? Maybe she decided that abortion wasn’t the option she wanted or what was best for her? It’s her choice; she chose to have her baby.

      • Kitten says:

        It’s not just *HER* baby–the baby has a father too. And that father happens to be a selfish, immature, irresponsible person who has issues with commitment. In other words: not great Dad material.

        Pretty sure that’s what Lynnie was getting at.

      • Veronica S. says:

        *shrugs* Maybe she was far enough into the pregnancy when she found out the truth to feel comfortable having an abortion. Or maybe she’s an idiot who thought she’d force his hand by telling the fiancee. Wouldn’t be the last woman to make a shoddy decision about the paternity of her child. At this point, what matters is how she treats the kid going forward because he sure is shit is going to be useless from the look of things.

      • Lynnie says:

        Yeah thanks Kitten that’s what I meant! And fair point @Veronica.

    • Shan says:

      I mean… I don’t think women should be obligated to have an abortion just because the father sucks.

      • Lynnie says:

        That’s fair, but I still don’t understand why you would willingly want to be tied to trash for forever. Not to mention that the kids obviously deserve better and there’s plentyyyyyyy of people out there you can procreate with why tie yourself down?

  38. Kebbie says:

    He looks like a poor man’s James Marsden

  39. Purplehazeforever says:

    I think Miranda’s pregnant. The quick marriage, the wording of this romance to People, and how it was rolled it.

  40. Jaded says:

    Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.

  41. Ali says:

    I would be ballistic if some rando crazy woman was going around saying she wanted to “practice” being a parent with my child, my newborn child no less. That is insane and awful and definitely the grossest thing about this whole story.

  42. Shannon Malcom says:

    If anyone else has read “The Robber Bride” by Margaret Atwood (my favorite book EVER), Miranda is a Zenia, ijs. Not a compliment.

    • Malachite says:

      Shannon Malcolm,

      Omg, Miranda is totally Zenia! What a genius connection you made! Love that book.

  43. Andrea says:

    This is messy as hell…but to be honest, I have a history of overlapping relationship and I know several other women who do too. It is quite common, no?

    • Veronica S. says:

      I think the issue here is that it involves two people with cheating scandals that wrecked serious relationships in the last year, as well as an infant whose proper care from one side of the parenting equation is seriously dubious. They deserve each other, but like…I wouldn’t call their dating patterns at all typical and would be embarrassed to know somebody who did.

    • Melisande says:

      No… not at all.

    • Ange says:

      Uhhhh no. Not at all. I think in that case it may just be water finding its level.

  44. Mariposa97 says:

    She can get step/bonus mom tips from Leann Rimes 😆

  45. SpillDatT says:

    I really hope he or Miranda will have ZERO to do with the boy other than providing child support. Apart from the poor baby this d*ck cop fathered, I’m honestly loving this gossip though.

    Everything has been so bleak re: politics, climate, my own life and I just needed to read something that is crazy messy just for sh*ts & giggles.

    Bless Miranda & her hubby LOL

  46. LadyT says:

    Nothing about this relationship or the PR roll-out have been even close to normal. I never play the pregnancy game but it would explain it all perfectly. It just makes too much sense to not be true.

  47. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    They’re perfect for each other. Next!