Miranda Lambert on meeting her husband: My friends ‘plucked him for me’

54th Academy of Country Music Award

Miranda Lambert is a mess, but honestly… I’m starting to feel like she simply lives her life with a man’s entitlement, and that’s why so many of us take issue with her. You know what I mean? We’re so used to women – especially celebrity women – fitting into these stereotypes of what to be and how to act, and then Miranda comes in, drinking and fighting and tossing salads and stealing men. Miranda is still married to That Guy, Brendan McLoughlin, the “hot cop” she met a year ago, when he was just days away from welcoming his first child with a mistress-turned-girlfriend. Miranda “stole” him away and I’m a little bit shocked that they’re still together. I thought it would be over in a matter of months. Anyway, Miranda has a new album coming out, Wildcard, with her girl-group the Pistol Annies. She sat down with the New York Times to chat about music, life and spending more time in New York. Some highlights:

Whether she worries about her sarcastic humor offending people: “I don’t mean to upset people. I’m maybe a little too honest… I’ve evolved into being O.K. making fun of myself, with “White Trash” or “Way Too Pretty for Prison.” Back in the day, I would’ve went ahead and killed the guy. Now I’m like, “That’s too much work.” [Laughs] I took myself really seriously in my 20s, because I was so driven. This is all I’ve ever chased, country music. And a few men.

Her teen years: “I was a sheltered girl who went to church every Sunday. I had a pretty normal life, except that my parents were private investigators and took in women that were victims of domestic violence. I lived for my whole high school with random women and their kids coming in and out. Some were my friends. Some, I knew their dads. My parents, their conversations while we were eating spaghetti, were about who they caught having an affair. It was normal to me and my brothers.

Spending more time in New York: “Quite a bit of time. I’m not great at navigating the city, but I’m great at calling an Uber. I got lost one day, walked to the West Side Highway, and my Apple Watch said I’d walked 13 miles. When people recognize you here, they don’t make a big deal. “Oh. Hey. You’re Miranda Lambert. Like your music. Bye.”

Meeting her husband: “I met my husband doing press for the Pistol Annies record, this time last year. Our record came out the day after Halloween, and we did “Good Morning America.” My husband was doing security there for the show. My girlfriends, the Annies, saw him and knew I might be ready to hang out with someone. They invited him to our show behind my back. They plucked him for me. My security guy Tom, he was in on it too. He said to me, “He’s here. And he’s pretty.” Now the Pistol Annies have three husbands, two ex-husbands, three children, a stepson and 23 animals. We’ve done a lot in nine years!

[From The New York Times]

Last year, I did the timeline on Miranda’s messy love life. She spent about six months in total with Evan Felker, the married man who dumped his wife as soon as he met Miranda (truly, Felker filed for divorce within a matter of DAYS). That was in the spring of 2018. Evan and Miranda had a messy relationship where she banned him from contacting his now ex-wife. Then she dumped him in late August 2018 when he broke one of her rules. Miranda was single for two whole months before she met Brendan. And Brendan’s love life was just as messy as hers. So maybe that’s why they’re still together?

Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin sport a fashionable and sophisticated look in NYC

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin go for an intense power-walk workout

Photos courtesy of WENN and Backgrid.

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  1. Eliza says:

    I expected this to a divorce announcement when i saw their pictures. Hey, at least they’re still going strong, mess and all.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Bless. This. Mess.

    No seriously, thank you Miranda and Whatshisteeth. The world may be burning, but your burning love keeps me sane.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Tiffany right!?! The whole world is coming unglued but Miranda and her salad tossing are a fixed point we can rely on ….bless your mess Miranda

      • Tiffany says:

        This takes me back to the gossip of yore. Just messy people being messy. *chefs kiss*

        When they divorce and she writes that album, I just might have to buy it.

  3. Dani says:

    Trash. Epitome of it. She somehow manages to have no shame or self respect.

  4. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Uhhh no. S*itty people are s*itty people. Period. We talk about crappy men all the time. There are stories on CB all the time about them. Miranda’s messiness is not an ode to feminism and equality. She’s just a garbage person.

    • lucy2 says:

      Fully agree. And I don’t know that many men who actively seek out married people like she’s done, enough to call it a male trait.

      This was a guy who was engaged, I believe, and was about to have a child with another woman, and didn’t hesitate to say yes to be “plucked”. What a winner.
      Maybe her friends need a better picker too, for the next time they find her a boyfriend/husband (and there will be a next time).

    • tinyfencer says:

      This all day. Feminism does not give anyone permission to act like an entitled jerk.

  5. PoochieSpice says:

    Imagine thinking of a guy with a brand new baby as a prize to be plucked. From the comments made by friends of his ex he’s also a deadbeat dad who avoids his baby like Miranda avoids men not in relationships. Awful trashy couple.

  6. Laura says:

    I had given them just about 8 months, so I lose my bet! 😀 Let’s see how long it lasts until she’s on to the next one. I love seeing her messy ass love life.

  7. Lucy says:

    I think you’re right about her living like she’s an entitled male 😄. That is basically what I like about her. What she chooses to do with that swagger shows she’s a terrible, insecure person.
    I Do admire that she owns her messiness, in the sense that she’s not ashamed and doesn’t apologize. Terrible person gonna do terrible stuff.

    • lucy2 says:

      But…when you do terrible things and hurt people, you SHOULD be ashamed and apologize.

      Swagger and confidence are great, as long as you don’t have it at others expense. And owning one’s mistakes is good too, unless you don’t learn anything from them and continue repeating the behavior.

  8. Juls says:

    Congratulations on landing Budget Tom Brady, Ms. Lambert. We’re all SUPER jealous.

  9. Jaded says:

    All I can see is Eddie Munster.

  10. Marzipan says:

    I used to admire Miranda for years; I came across her music years ago when I discovered country rock, which is hardly known here in Germany. Over the time I bought all her albums. I loved her music, her voice and her attitude. I thought she was cute and incredibly talented, I loved her style, her engagement for animals and that she didn’t strive to be skinny. She was the kind of girl I wanted to be when I was younger.

    After her marriage to Blake Shelton failed, I was sorry for her, but reading about the men she dated then, I was confused. Also, her behavior didn’t fit to the image of the cool, independent and sassy girl…and I didn’t understand why she couldn’t just stay single for a WHILE…! Since I learned that she chased after married men, I lost the plot, so to speak. When she married this young cop with the shiny teeth and the new baby from the girl he cheated with, I was like…”What???”
    I just don’t get it, and I ‘m not sure if I still want to buy her records. I have done plenty of stupid things in my life, too, but… I just can’t…😵
    Even if I don’t judge her actions from a moral perspective, does she really think her new husband will be trustworthy and will never leave or lie to her…? Be a good dad to her future kids…? This isn’t going to end well…