Miranda Lambert suddenly has a brand new reason to be singing a very happy tune right now.
The beloved singer stunned followers on Instagram this weekend by announcing that she’s a married woman… and some dude named Brendan Mcloughlin is her very lucky husband.
As a caption to the photos above and below, Lambert wrote the following on social media yesterday:
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.
She even added the hashtag #theone to her post.
According to E! News, Lambert and McLoughlin tied the knot on January 26 in Davidson County, Tennessee, which is where Miranda’s home town of Nashville is located.
Incredibly, as far as we can tell, this is the first time Lambert has ever mentioned McLoughlin.
Last August, she had said she was “happily single” after a breakup with Evan Felker of the band The Turnpike Troubadours.
Those two musicians two dated for a few months after Lambert split from Anderson East in April, a romance that lasted about two years.
And that relationship followed a four-year marriage to Blake Shelton, from whom she got divorced in 2015.
But these unexpected nuptials have left the Internet asking a very pertinent and obvious question:
Who the heck is Brendan Mcloughlin?
Here is what we’ve gleaned about him, courtesy of the Internet:
He’s a police officer from Staten Island, the Midtown South Precinct to be exact, as a Tweet from March 2018 read as follows:
“PO McLoughlin apprehended [the] perpetrator in a bank robbery in progress.
He’s a father.
A source confirms to People Magazine that McLoughlin recently welcomed a child from a previous relationship.
According to numerous comments shared on social media, the child was born in November of 2018, making McLoughlin the father of a three-month-old.
This is a photo of the new Mr. Miranda Lambert in uniform:
He’s a runner.
In another tweet from his colleagues at the NYPD, McLoughlin is featured holding up a trophy after winning a 5K race.
“Officer McLoughlin wins 1st place for #NYPD Keith Ferguson Memorial 5k Brooklyn Bridge Run!” the message reads.
He has a a profile on Model Mayhem, a widely used site for models to network as well as seek and lock in jobs.
“My name is Brendan McLoughlin. I am 19 years old and live in New York. I am on this site to build my portfolio,” reads a Model Mayhem profile page, last updated in 2011 and showing a shirtless picture of McLoughlin.
And also? He’s very fortunate!
We send our best wishes to Lambert and Brendan Mcloughlin.