Miranda Lambert Looks Happy in Love During Outing With Husband Brendan McLoughlin
by Lena Grossman | Sun., Apr. 28, 2019 4:20 PM
Miranda Lambert is flashing her pearly whites and she doesn’t care who sees.
The country singer and her husband Brendan McLoughlin looked extremely happy and in love during an outing in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood on Sunday. Although they both tried going a bit incognito by wearing baseball caps, their PDA and adoration for each other was as bright as day.
The “Tin Man” singer wore a black leather jacket, black pants and a blue-gray hat while McLoughlin donned gray sweatpants, a black sweatshirt and a black cap. His dark wedding ring was also on full display as they walked arm-in-arm through the neighborhood.
Sunday’s romp through SoHo was just one of the few times that Lambert and McLoughlin have been seen out together. Her fans were more than happy to see Lambert arrive at the 2019 ACM Awards on April 7 with McLoughlin by her side. They made their red carpet debut that evening, and perhaps it’s just the first of many to come.
The 35-year-old singer shocked everyone on Feb. 16 when she revealed on Instagram that she and McLoughlin had already tied the knot in a top-secret wedding.
“In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!” she wrote on social media that day. “My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for. me.”
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E! News learned that they exchanged “I do’s” on Jan. 26 in Davidson County, Tennessee. One day after announcing the big news, the newlyweds were seen walking around New York City as she proudly wore her diamond engagement ring.
Lambert made a cameo at Dierks Bentley‘s concert in Nashville just about a week later.
Her nuptials were surprising to many because the two of them had not ever been seen out before and he isn’t a singer like many of her exes. McLoughlin is an officer with the New York Police Department and previously dabbled in modeling. According to People, he also has a child from a previous relationship.
But before McLoughlin, there was Blake Shelton, Evan Felker and others. Take a look below to see some of her epic dating history.
Before Lambert was one half of a country music power duo, she was just a teenager in love with Jeff McManus, a fellow musician two years her elder. The pair’s three-year romance (which comprised her 2003 star-making stint on Nashville Star and the release of her 2005 debut Kerosene) started off with a bang. When Lambert brought McManus to meet her parents in Texas, private detective father Rick gave him a house tour that ended with a stop in their gun room, she shared with People. The duo split right around the time Lambert met future husband Blake Shelton.
Love at first sight?
The two-time Grammy winner has said she was aware of Shelton’s situation when they were paired to duet “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” at the CMT 100 Greatest Duets Concert in 2005. “I knew he was married,” Lambert said on Dateline in 2011 of the 42-year-old’s union with Kaynette Williams. “I had seen their wedding pictures in Country Weekly. I knew better, like, ‘this is off-limits.'” Which is all well and good, but that’s a hard explanation to give to the heart. “I’ve never had that kind of experience with anybody,” Shelton later said on VH1’s Behind the Music. “I was a married guy, you know? Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.”
The official story is that Shelton and Lambert didn’t become a thing until 2006, after he ended his marriage to Williams and decamped from their Nashville home back to Oklahoma. And the budding duo spent most of the year apart as the “Bring Me Down” singer toured and Shelton worked on his 2007 breakup album Pure BS. They made their red carpet debut at the 2007 CMT Music Awards but he still played coy regarding their status. “It depends on what day you ask,” he said when asked if they were dating. “She can get so mad at me that she just wants to punch me in the face, and we’ll say that’s it. Then, 30 minutes later we’re calling each other and acting like it never happened.”