Miranda Lambert Says Alone Time on the Farm With Brendan McLoughlin Made Their Marriage ‘Really Strong’

Getting to spend some extra alone time with her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, has made Miranda Lambert’s relationship a whole lot…


Melinda Lorge

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March 2, 2021


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Getting to spend some extra alone time with her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, has made Miranda Lambert’s relationship a whole lot stronger.

The country singer recently opened up about her and the former New York City police officer’s love life on SiriusXM’s The Highway, saying that even though she hasn’t gotten to tour, she is grateful that she and her husband have been able to spend the majority of 2020 together at her Tennessee farmhouse.

“We didn’t date very long before we got married. And so we sort of got to just really, really, really get to know each other,” Lambert shared on The Highway. “‘Cause it was just us two with no distraction, at my farm outside of Nashville. And so I was really thankful for it because it made us really strong.”

“I think it did that for a lot of couples, especially, a lot of my friends don’t really see their significant other because we’re in different directions all the time,” she added. “But with everything that happened last year, I think everybody was forced to sort of reconnect with themselves and with people that they really love and that are close to them.”

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Lambert, who celebrated her second wedding anniversary with McLoughlin earlier this year, went on to say that even though the spouses are going strong, like all couples, their relationship sometimes gets tested.

“Backing up [a trailer is] sort of a trigger,” she explained. “Like that’ll be the one time you really identified as like, one person trying to back up the other person, trying to tell the other person how to back up a trailer.”

Fortunately, Lambert and McLoughlin have found a solution to their little squabbles, as they’ve come up with unique ways to stay busy whenever they get behind the wheel.

“We do a lot of podcasts too. So like we don’t have to just sit there and twiddle our thumbs and talk while we drive. We like get into Dateline or murder mysteries or something. So that helps.”

Fans have been given a glimpse of Lambert and McLoughlin’s life together on the farm, recently. The singer’s husband stars in her latest music video for her hit single, “Settling Down.” Lambert talked about the Trey Fanjoy-directed clip and as well as her husband’s role in it calling him a “champ.”

“I’ve never had a love interest in a video my entire career. So I figured, ‘Why not my husband who happens to be caught here and free?’ He did great. He loved it. He was a champ and I got to ride my real horse Gibson and in a cape, I’m like, what kind of princess bride fairytale is this, it’s awesome.”

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.