Miranda Lambert’s marriage and baby plans have been kicked into high gear! After a surprise wedding to Brendan McLoughlin, Miranda is ready to ‘start her own family’ even though the marriage is long distance.
Miranda Lambert, 35, is already mapping out her family plans with New York City police officer Brendan McLoughlin, after their secret wedding was announced on Feb. 16! “Miranda and Brendan both want kids. [She] never felt ready to have children until she met Brendan and now she’s excited to be a stepmom,” a source close to Miranda told Entertainment Tonight. Brendan fathers a a three-month-old child with Kaihla Rettinger, whom he was accused of cheating with on a supposed fiancée before Miranda came along. Now, the country singer “says it’s great practice for when she has a baby,” the source continued. “We’ve never, ever seen her so happy and think she’s finally found her one and only…Brendan makes Miranda feel grounded, centered and very safe.”
Miranda really is ready to settle down, as we got our own sources to speak on the “Tin Man” singer’s plans on becoming a first-time mom. “Miranda feels that she and Brendan would have gorgeous babies and she is excited to start her own family,” another source close to the country starlet EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. This isn’t a spontaneous wish, as “Miranda has wanted to have kids for years. She almost thought she was going to have a family with Blake [Shelton], and a couple of her other exes, which was heartbreaking for her when things didn’t work out.” Miranda was married to Blake from 2011 to 2015, and proceeded to date Anderson East and Evan Felker (she had just broken up with Evan in Aug. 2018). You can relive Miranda’s dating history in our gallery above!
After Miranda’s last three exes, “things feel right with Brendan” and she’s “really happy and secure with him,” our source continued. “He makes her feel safe and she feels ready to have her own babies at last.” And the more than hundreds of miles between Brendan and Miranda, who’s based in Nashville, doesn’t bother the singer. “Miranda loves the fact that they have a little bit of a long-distance relationship with his work being in New York,” another source close to Miranda EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “It adds to the whole ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ thing, plus Miranda loves having her alone time to deal with her career.”
That fondness for “alone time” won’t be permanent, however. “She knows that will have to change once they start having kids, and Brendan is someone that she really wants to have that with much sooner than many would expect,” our source added. But for now, neither is giving up their careers, as Miranda and her new hubby are “regularly going back and forth” between NYC and Nashville, according to TMZ.