Miranda Lambert lost 20 pounds while married to Blake Shelton, who praised her for the weight loss. She later found happiness with a policeman who made her love herself. Her husband cooks, cares, and calls her the most beautiful woman.
In 2013, Miranda Lambert spent four months working hard to lose some weight ahead of her 30th birthday. By November 10, 2013, her birthday, the country music singer had changed her diet, worked with a trainer, and dropped a dress size!
Some other methods she used to get to her ideal weight were to watch her meal portions and drink pressed juice in the morning that was store-bought. To stay focused on exercising, Lambert brought her trainer along on tour.
However, they didn’t do anything drastic, keeping it simple with circuit training and cardio. The star also revealed how they made lunges, used things like resistance bands, and all the other things other people didn’t like doing, but they worked.
At the time, the singer was still married to her fellow country musician husband, Blake Shelton, then 37. He was supportive of her choice to lose weight but was happy with her as she was, with Lambert recalling:
“He said, ‘I have never had a problem with any way you look at any point – you are beautiful to me at any size and every size.’ But he has been proud of my hard work on this. He brags on me. That makes me feel great.”
Two years later, the songstress had lost 20 pounds and was proud of her achievement, which was done through portion control. However, the way she looked then frustrated her, and like everyone else, she was insecure and afraid of being criticized and “looking bad.”
Ironically, the country star didn’t seem happy during those years, with her biggest tracks being about revenge and heartbreak. Sadly, in 2015, Lambert and Shelton had a painful divorce.
The same year they divorced, Shelton met his future wife, Gwen Stefani, while working on “The Voice.” Stefani had also just divorced Gavin Rossdale, and after being with the country singer for five years, he proposed in October 2020.
While Shelton was able to move on and find happiness, although it took a little more time for Lambert, she also eventually found her happy ending. The songstress met and fell in love with a civil servant.
Finding True Love with Policeman after Hard Shelton Divorce
By October 2019, Lambert was in love and very happy and ready to release “Wildcard,” her seventh studio album, on November 1, 2019. During an interview, she confirmed that she’d secretly married former New York Department Police (NYPD) officer Brendan McLoughlin, then 28.
Discussing her surprise wedding, the singer, then 35, said she felt like she’d gone through enough things in her life to know exactly what she didn’t want. She knew what she wanted and would snatch it up as soon as possible.
The star and the policeman had met in November 2018 while Lambert was promoting her Pistol Annies music on “Good Morning America.” The singer agreed that it was love at first sight if that was “a thing.”
The country musician took to social media three months after meeting McLoughlin to reveal they’d married on a farm on January 26, 2019, outside Nashville, Tennesee. Lambert said she chose to keep the news secret because her love life had constantly been scrutinized.
She explained how her wedding to Shelton had been a big one and in the public eye, and so was their divorce. From that relationship, she learned that her love life was hers alone, and with McLoughlin, she chose to keep things private for as long as possible.
Being married to the former policeman brought joy to Lambert’s life, and she also learned to have a new take on her looks. The anxieties she’d experienced in the past about her body disappeared when she fell in love with McLoughlin.
Miranda’s Husband Made Her Feel Happy in Her Natural Body
Lambert was healthier and happier than ever in 2020, and her husband had much to do with that. The star was also grateful to leave behind any drama and was now able to accept herself and embrace living a life filled with music, love, and good food, with her stating:
“I feel most sexy when I feel happy.”
The songstress confessed to having spent all her life being all sizes and struggling with her weight. McLoughlin’s wife said being 5’4″ in height meant her weight showed quickly on her, but she was now in a “comfortable place” and content with her size.
He [Brendan McLoughlin] said he was eager to celebrate more birthdays with her [Miranda Lambert] and declared his love.
She shared how she was a size six, depending on the day. Lambert explained how she didn’t like worrying about her body while on stage because she didn’t give her best performances while being distracted by her insecurities.
The star was now spoilt by her husband, who cooked for her. In October 2022, the country star shared a video of her husband’s homemade dinner and described herself as a “lucky lady.”
Being in the kitchen seemed to be McLoughlin’s domain, as in November 2021, he was recorded preparing a meal for his wife for their date night. The former policeman was dressed in a monogrammed chef’s jacket as he showed off his skills.
In November 2022, Lambert’s husband shared several Instagram photos of them to celebrate her 39th birthday. He said it was an honor to be her husband, and showing how happy he was with how she looked, he described her as “the most beautiful person inside and out.”
McLoughlin shared how his wife had the biggest heart, which she showed daily through her love of animals and others. He said he was eager to celebrate more birthdays with her and declared his love.