Entertainment Music Country Miranda Lambert & New Husband Brendan McLoughlin Kept Their Marriage Secret for 3 Weeks: Source Miranda Lambert first revealed she and Brendan McLoughlin had tied on the knot on Saturday, Feb. 16 By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Janine Rubenstein Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 18, 2019 01:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin waited three weeks after getting married before sharing their happy news! A source tells PEOPLE that the country star, 35, and the New York Police Department officer, 24, tied the knot on Jan. 26. The wedding date was first reported by E! News. A rep for Lambert previously confirmed to PEOPLE that the pair’s nuptials happened a while ago. Opening up about what led her to not only reveal her new relationship, but share that the pair had tied the knot, Lambert wrote that Valentine’s Day played a part in her decision. “In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!” Lambert wrote on Instagram Saturday, alongside two sweet photos from their wedding day. “My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for…. me,” she continued, adding a red heart emoji and the sweet hashtag “theone.” Miranda Lambert & New Husband Brendan McLoughlin First Met on This Big Day in November: Source The source also tells PEOPLE the pair met for the first time on Friday, Nov. 2, when Lambert appeared with her Pistol Annies’ bandmates Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley on Good Morning America. The country supergroup were in the Big Apple to perform their single “Got My Name Changed Back,” and also promote their latest album, Interstate Gospel, which was released on the same day. Courtesy Miranda Lambert The NYPD previously confirmed to PEOPLE that McLoughlin is currently assigned to the South Midtown Precinct, which includes the area where Lambert performed on the GMA stage. Later that night, Lambert performed with the Pistol Annies at a concert in N.Y.C.’s The Town Hall, which is located just one block away from where the television show films. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley at The Town Hall. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images McLoughlin, who’s been with the NYPD since 2013, has been known to work crowd control following concerts in the area. In April of last year, one Twitter user messaged the NYPD after having seen McLoughlin outside Madison Square Garden and noting the officer’s good looks remarked, “if he’s single tell him to contact me LOL.” Another 2015 tweet also shows a uniformed McLoughlin working in Times Square. RELATED VIDEO: Miranda Lambert Thanks Fans for ‘Sharing My Broken Heart with Me’ as She Wins ACM Song of the Year For her happy day, Lambert wore an elegant long-sleeve lace dress from Lela Rose Bridal. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to see @mirandalambert in our ‘Canyon’ wedding dress,” read an Instagram post from the N.Y.C.-based designer, which was posted on Sunday alongside a pair of sweet images from Lambert’s happy day. “Such a beautiful bride!” In an exclusive image Lambert shared with PEOPLE from their wedding, the gown’s romantic plunging neckline is also visible. Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin. Courtesy Miranda Lambert A Police Officer & New Dad! What to Know About Miranda Lambert’s New Husband Brendan McLoughlin This is the second marriage for Lambert, who was previously married to Blake Shelton, before their divorce in 2015. A source previously confirmed to PEOPLE that McLoughlin recently welcomed a child from a previous relationship. According to multiple comments posted on social media, the baby was born in November of 2018.