Miranda Lambert Secretly Gets Married
Miranda Lambert shared one heck of a secret on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 16): She secretly got married!
"In honor of Valentine's Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!" Lambert writes on Instagram, along with two photos of herself and her new husband, a man named Brendan McLoughlin, on their wedding day. "My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for…. me."
People reports that Lambert and McLoughlin's marriage took place "a while ago," according to a representative for Lambert; according to E!, the wedding happened on Jan. 26 in Davidson County, Tenn. The country star has never before mentioned McLoughlin on social media or in interviews, adding even more of a surprise factor to her big news.
Tweets from the New York Police Department in 2015 reveal that McLoughlin was an officer with the NYPD at that time. People reports that McLoughlin was appointed to the NYPD in 2013 and is currently assigned to the Midtown South Precinct; a source tells the news outlet that he and Lambert met in November, when Lambert was in New York City for shows with her trio the Pistol Annies. According to a ModelMayhem.com profile, in 2010, McLoughlin was living in Staten Island, N.Y., and is currently 28 years old.
Lambert's marriage to McLoughlin is her second. She and her first husband, fellow country star Blake Shelton, divorced in July of 2015, after four years of marriage. She then dated singer-songwriter Anderson East; Lambert confirmed their relationship in January of 2016, and though neither party officially confirmed it, the two reportedly split up in February of 2018.
As far as fans last knew, Lambert was dating and Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker. Numerous sources reported that, around that same time that Lambert split with East, she began seeing Felker, whose band toured with Lambert in early 2018. In an interview with the Tennessean published in August of 2018, Lambert stated that she was "happily single."
The Boot will update this story with more details as they're made available.
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