Miranda Lambert’s Husband Retires From NYPD, Joins Her Security Detail

"He's married to someone that has a career that New York City can't contribute to 100 percent of the time," says a source.

Written by Chris Parton
Miranda Lambert’s Husband Retires From NYPD, Joins Her Security Detail
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 13: Brendan McLoughlin and Miranda Lambert attend the 53nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Miranda Lambert’s husband, Brendan McLoughlin, has retired from the New York City Police Department to join the singer’s security detail, according to a new report published by Fox News.

Confirmed on Friday (Februry 28), the news was broken by Sergeant Jessica McRorie, a NYPD DCPI spokesperson who said “His current duty status is retired.” McLoughlin has reportedly been on a leave of absence from the force since the summer of 2019, and officially retired earlier in February.

Married in January of 2019, the couple split their time between New York City and Nashville, but since McLoughlin’s leave of absence he’s been seen on the road with Lambert during her ongoing Wildcard Tour. Multiple eyewitness sources now tell Fox News the former officer has become part of Lambert’s personal security entourage — even helping to coordinate the superstar’s meet-and-greet events as the tour unfolds.

“Brendan was one of the security guys checking fans and when it was your turn it was actually Brendan asking if fans had anything they wanted Miranda to sign,” one source explained. “Brendan was overheard telling one fan, ‘Have her sign your boot!'”

The couple first met in November 2018, when Lambert made an appearance on Good Morning America and McLoughlin was assigned to work security in Times Square. McLoughlin has a child in New York from a previous relationship, but a family friend told Fox News he was ready for a change of pace, and Lambert’s career made spending time together a challenge.

“He’s married to someone that has a career that New York City can’t contribute to 100 percent of the time,” the source commented.

Lambert’s Wildcard Tour rolls on tonight (March 2) with a show in Denver, Colorado, and is scheduled to continue through May 9 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.