Miranda Lambert’s husband Brendan McLoughlin has retired from the NYPD

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Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin met in the fall of 2018, when his ex-girlfriend (ish) was about to give birth to their child. Miranda met him the same week he became a father, honestly. Within two months, Miranda and Brendan were married and she was tossing salads in a steakhouse melee beef. It was quite an exciting couple of months for Miranda. So, how did Miranda meet her young husband? He was a cop working security for her appearance (with the Pistol Annies) on Good Morning America. Brendan was basically a part-time cop throughout 2019, because he was married to a country music millionaire and why work. And now he’s formally “retired” from the NYPD.

Country singer Miranda Lambert’s hubby is no longer one of New York City’s finest. A spokeswoman for the NYPD confirmed Sunday Officer Brendan McLoughlin has left the department.

“His current duty status is retired,” the spokeswoman said. Fox News reports McLoughlin is working security for Lambert. The former cop took a leave of absence from the NYPD last July. McLoughlin had been moved off patrol and assigned to driving around higher-ups from his Midtown South Precinct when the public attention became too much for cops.

The country star and McLoughlin got married in secret early last year — just months after the two met. The two had crossed paths when Lambert performed on “Good Morning America” Nov. 2 and the cop was working security outside ABC’s Midtown studio.

[From Page Six]

I feel sorry for this guy that he basically gave up his career and his NYPD pension for Miranda. Then again, Brendan always seemed like such a mess – romantically, sexually – and he definitely made the choice to stick with Miranda. It’s not shocking that something had to give between their two careers, but I honestly thought that Brendan and Miranda’s marriage would be over before Brendan had to give up his uniform. Maybe he thought that too! I don’t know. Why is it that Miranda always needs men to sacrifice huge things for her? Usually, she gets them to sacrifice their marriages and wives for her. In Brendan’s case, he had to sacrifice his messy situation with a baby-mama AND his police career. Guess what, Brendan? It’s not worth it.

Miranda Lambert and Brendan Mcloughlin are seen hauling luggage leaving their Manhattan apartment

Miranda Lambert heads to dinner with husband Brendan McLoughlin in NYC

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  1. TheOtherOne says:

    If you marry for money, you will earn every penny of it.

  2. KBeth says:

    I’m shocked.

    • minx says:

      I’m shocked they’re still together.

      • Nonartistic Diane says:

        Minx, this surprised me too. He seems to be very accommodating to her so maybe she is finally satisfied.

      • Shannon Bullock says:

        I think one or both of them will get bored in a year or two, especially if she’s not on tour and he’s not working and they constantly have to be around each other.

  3. Laura says:

    I feel like he might regret this in a year or two when they’re divorced and he needs a job again..

  4. Tiffany says:

    “It’s not shocking that something had to give between their two careers, but I honestly thought that Brendan and Miranda’s marriage would be over before Brendan had to give up his uniform.”

    ME TOO !!!!

    I was just randomly thinking over the weekend, damn, Miranda and Whatshisteeth have been quiet. Almost too quiet.

    So with his retirement, that also means that their trips to New York will decrease and that kid will no longer be in the picture and when it is all said and done, Miranda is gonna get bored and cut him loose.

    • Meg says:

      whatshisteeth LOL

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        You could see those teeth from space, right? Reminds me of that old Friends episode when Ross left the bleach on too long and his teeth glowed in the dark – ‘I did it for you’

      • (THE OG) Jan90067 says:

        He looks like he could be the child of Bridget Monaghan and Tom Brady! Strong resemblance to them.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “So with his retirement, that also means that their trips to New York will decrease and that kid will no longer be in the picture and when it is all said and done, Miranda is gonna get bored and cut him loose.”

      yeah, I was like, “isn’t this just about the time that she dumps them?…” that is, when they make “the big” sacrifice for her? dumping a wife or, in this case, his career/pension?

      • Silas says:

        Yes, she is going to take everything from him and then dump him. That’s the game.

      • (THE OG) Jan90067 says:

        Surprised it’s lasted this long.

      • Tiffany says:

        @Jan. Who you telling. I was giving it the new year.

      • Kosmos says:

        Miranda is obviously in charge of his life now, big time….and he’s apparently willing to go along with that….for now. But wait until the muddy waters show up….things will take a big turn. He knows she can dump him anytime. This has to be one of the strangest couplings I’ve seen in a while. Miranda seems strange, for one. She needs to be in charge, and she married this guy after not knowing him for long. Personally, I do not think she’s over the Blake thing, and she can’t deal with not being connected to a man when Blake has someone he’s in love with. She can’t live that down in my opinion, so she thinks this guy is hot and wanted it to look like they were a couple, Ta Da!! Mission accomplished, but this does not necessarily equal the real deal, sorry to say.

  5. Guest with Cat says:

    Yeah it was time to hang up the badge and retire. Dude is so ancient.

    • Erinn says:

      Right? If he’s lucky he’ll get a few months of retired living in before he has to move to a seniors home.

  6. Anony83 says:

    Who knows? Maybe she’s met her mate-in-messiness and this one will last?


  7. Originaltessa says:

    My husband would say he has a punchable face. I find him so unappealing. Blech.

  8. Jerusha says:

    Maybe he can continue working security for her when she’s banging her next married man. Oughta be able to get a song out of that.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Jerusha Well, she was able to funnel all her experiences with Other People’s Husbands into ‘Vice’, wasn’t she? Remember those lyrics?

  9. Kath says:

    This is not surprising to me at all. You don’t marry a millionaire to keep your day job. I’m sure he’ll become a “model” now.

    • Lara K says:

      He’s too old to be a model.
      He will be an actor.

    • JAM says:

      Hahaha I was just thinking that. Next logical step is Insta model.

      I’m kind of whatever about this. What if he wasn’t passionate about his job/career? She obviously makes enough money to support them both. When you marry for money you don’t keep your meh job, now he’s like her little assistant and can travel with her etc. Wish ‘em the best…..I guess.

      Edit: didn’t even think about who’s paying child support if he is “retired”. Miranda must be. What a messy mess.

  10. Jess says:

    Hopefully he got some kind of insurance or financial contract in return for giving up his career. These two will inevitably divorce when she cheats on him and he’ll be left with nothing otherwise. Although I don’t know how she could top herself with this one, usually it’s just taken or married men she goes for, this guy had a baby on the way. I don’t know what’s worse than that…maybe the wife will have a terminal illness next time? Usually I’m all about blaming the men or the married person, but it’s clear Miranda gets off on “stealing” these guys in a dramatic fashion, and I think she’s disgusting for it.

  11. TheOtherSarah says:

    You know what? I think these two’s marriage might last awhile, not forever or anything like that, but longer than what we initially thought. Miranda THRIVES on DRAMA more than pretty much anyone else, even by Hollywood/celebrity standards. And this guy, who met Miranda the same week another woman, who he had left his fiancee for, was giving birth to his child, delivers drama with a big D. She must be thrilled.

  12. naomipaige99 says:

    I get the impress that he plays for the other team. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    • WingKingdom says:

      So what’s your theory on why he married a high-profile woman? And was previously engaged to a woman? And had a baby with a woman?

      I really think it’s wrong to speculate on other people’s sexuality. Let people define their own sexuality.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      I’m entitled to my own opinion, thank you!!!

      • Jamie says:

        And people are entitled to question your opinion and point out the absurdity thereof.

    • CC says:

      Because he has muscles and defined eyebrows? You sure do know and use those stereotypes, dontcha?

    • Jaded says:

      You’ve been watching too many Seinfeld episodes.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Nah, y’all straights can keep him. We don’t want him.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I wonder if he can un-retire if (when) they split up.
    If he’s not earning any income, how is he paying child support? He’s got at least 17 years of that left. is Miranda footing that bill?

    • Meg says:

      Right, she must be paying child support then. Ugh what a mess
      Although he’ll technically get a salary for being on her security team but i doubt he’ll be expected to or actually work as her security team does

      • Erinn says:

        “Right, she must be paying child support then”

        Or he’s doing a Cibrian and if he has no income, there’s nothing to pay unfortunately.

  14. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    They must have been together what, at least eighteen months? Isn’t it time for her to move on to someone else’s husband?

  15. Allie says:

    He can give up on his career like millions of women do for their husbands.

  16. Starkille says:

    Even young teenage models don’t look goood in those rompers, why a chonky middle-aged woman would choose to wear one is behyond me.

  17. holly hobby says:

    I hope he can get his job back in the event she changes her mind and leaves him.

    • CC says:

      Why would he not be able to? If cops who kill unarmed black men and women can, I’m preeettty sure he’ll be just fine.

  18. Veronica S. says:

    They’re trashy, no getting around that, but I frankly don’t feel bad for him and don’t think this is a big deal. Couples make this compromise all the time, particularly if the working partner makes substantially more money. Plenty of women have given up careers for their partners. No reason he can’t, either.

    Although, the point above about child support is a good one. If Miranda has agreed to pay it, fine, but if he’s not paying at all, she picked a real class act there.

  19. Liz version 700 says:

    This was so nice. I miss the days when we could gossip about some good old fashion salad tossing rather then racists stalking Meghan’s child and the president terrorizing the CDC. I feel bad for his kid, but if this guy acts this way the kid might be better off with a bit of distance from dad and Step Mummy the Salad Queen

    • Originaltessa says:

      I love Miranda Lambert posts. I don’t follow country, don’t know a single song she sings, but damn does she bring the good drama! Salads flying all over the place!

      • Liz version 700 says:

        I know! Her posts are fun. If you ever have the desire to Google her songs she sings one where she sets a house on fire “and the fire truck pulls up with no one else to blame.” They may be autobiographical…

      • David says:

        Actually Kacey Musgraves wrote that song! She is great gossip, though.

    • E says:

      I agree. Nothing better than trashing Miranda Lambert. She’s so deserving.

  20. Stacy Dresden says:

    Ah, the golden years

  21. Nadeni says:

    So he basically just quit. his. job. But I guess I sounds better to say retired.

  22. Amber says:

    Miranda will get bored with him now. She thrives off getting men to give things up for her, and she also thrives on them being unattainable in some way–already married, has a baby-mama and a kid, etc. The marriage may last longer than any of us thought but I would not be surprised if her eye has already started to wander, now that he’s adjusted his life to be available to her.

  23. Other Renee says:

    What’s wrong with you people? Don’t you know true love when you see it? I mean … oh never mind. I cannot even finish this thought with a straight face 🤣! Don’t worry. She just hasn’t found a replacement yet. She’s got to top the latest steal: man with newborn. 🤔

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Man in the lobby getting a coffee as his wife is in labor? Man in the lobby of the church just before the wedding? This is gonna be hard to top!

    • Golly Gee says:

      A man whose wife is slowly dying from some terrible disease.

    • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

      Man on honeymoon.