The Sweetest Things Miranda Lambert Has Said About Her Husband, Brendan McLoughlin

The pair met in November 2018 and wed in January 2019, and have been smiling since

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On Their Meet-Cute

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Miranda Lambert/Instagram

Lambert has her Pistol Annies bandmates and security guard to thank for meeting the 28-year-old N.Y.P.D. officer. She told The New York Times, "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."

Even her security guard approved: "My security guy Tom, he was in on it too. He said to me, 'He's here. And he's pretty.' "

02 of 10

On How He Makes Her Feel

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Miranda Lambert Instagram

Lambert captioned a birthday tribute to her hubby, "Happy Birthday to the man that puts stars in my eyes. 😍💥🌟❤️," finishing the caption off with the hashtag: "#foreverandeveramen."

03 of 10

On Being Happy

Courtesy Miranda Lambert

At a show in Atlantic City, Lambert told the crowd that, though she loves a sad country song, she's much happier these days. Before singing her song "Tin Man," the singer told the crowd, "Lucky for me, I'm not in a sad time anymore in my life, thank you to my sweet husband - from Staten Island, by the way! So even though I'm not sad anymore thanks to Brendan my husband, I still love a sad country song with all my heart, so I'm going to sing a sad one if you want to get sad with me."

04 of 10

On Brendan Being #TheOne

Brendan McLoughlin and Miranda Lambert. Courtesy Miranda Lambert

Lambert announced the couple's marriage on Instagram alongside the sweet caption, "In honor of Valentine's Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for.... me. ❤️#theone"

05 of 10

On Getting Married Quickly

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin. Courtesy Miranda Lambert

"I feel like I've been through enough in my life to know what I don't want, so when I know what I do want I snatch it right up," Lambert told PEOPLE of meeting McLoughlin in November 2018 and tying the knot in January 2019.

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On Why Their Kept Their Nuptials a Secret

Miranda Lambert Wedding
Courtesy Miranda Lambert

The country singer and police officer tied the knot in secret just three months after they met! And Lambert says that they kept the wedding private for a very important reason.

"I was married before, and it was a huge wedding and everything was very public. So was my divorce," Lambert said of her previous marriage to Blake Shelton, which lasted from 2011-2015. "I learned then that it's not for everybody else. This is my actual life. With Brendan, I made it a point to keep it as private as I could for as long as I could."

07 of 10

On Splitting Their Time Between Nashville and New York

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Miranda Lambert Instagram

"We have the best of both worlds. We spend time in New York, we get to see our adorable nugget [McLoughlin's young son from a previous relationship], then we get to come back to the farm and have the quiet life. I'm enjoying the balance," Lambert said of splitting time between the country and the city.

08 of 10

On His Hot Instagram Posts

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Brendan McLoughlin Instagram

"I tell him, 'If you got blessed with all of that, then don't rob the world. I'm a songwriter, so I put out music. You look like that, so you should have your photo taken!' " Lambert told PEOPLE in her June 2022 cover interview.

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On the Joy He Brings

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Brendan McLoughlin and Miranda Lambert. Jason Kempin/Getty

"I take myself way too seriously, and I think I've really calmed down, getting out of my head and stuff, because he's so full of joy," Lambert told PEOPLE of McLoughlin, adding that her favorite thing about her partner is "his smile. It's one of those contagious ones."

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On His Endless Support

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Brendan McLoughlin and Miranda Lambert. Jeff Lipsky

"I want to be open about how happy we are," Lambert told PEOPLE. "I just don't give two s---s about people's opinion of me, my marriage, my music or anything else. I just care that I'm being me. He jumped right into this lifestyle — there's a learning curve taking a New Yorker straight to the woods — but it was a big laugh. It's nice to have a partner in that, someone by your side that supports you, loves you and believes in you. He loves me for me. It's a really cool thing to have in my life, at this point in my life."

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