After having a low-key relationship, Miranda Lambert's marriage to New York City cop Brendan McLoughlin came as a surprise to many. So, how did the two love birds meet?
Lambert met her future husband when she performed on "Good Morning America" on Nov. 2 with her band, Pistol Annies. McLoughlin is currently assigned to the high-profile Midtown South precinct in the heart of Manhattan, where "GMA" is taped.
The new Mr. Lambert has been hailed as a hero cop. He was praised on Twitter last March for apprehending a "perpetrator in a bank robbery in progress." He is also featured on the precinct's Twitter page cover photo and is on track to be promoted to sergeant.
McLoughlin comes from a family of cops; his mom is a retired police detective. Before joining the force, the Staten Island native tried his hand at modeling, describing his style on a talent website as "all-American."
Romance apparently blossomed quickly between 35-year-old Lambert and 27-year-old McLoughlin. Lambert revealed on Instagram on Saturday that they had tied the knot.
The intimate ceremony took place on Jan. 26 in Tennessee. The blushing bride shared photos on Instagram, showing off her elegant long-sleeve lace dress with a plunging neckline. From New York City-based designer Lela Rose, the frock cost more than $5,000.
"My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for…. me. #theone," Lambert wrote.
The same month McLoughlin met his future wife, he became a father to a baby boy. Inside Edition found a baby registry for McLoughlin and Kaihla Rettinger, an attorney in New York, but the extent of their relationship is unclear.