Miranda Lambert Makes Red Carpet Debut With New Husband at ACM Awards
Miranda Lambert made her first public appearance with her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, since revealing in February that they had secretly tied the knot.
The happy newlyweds hit the red carpet at the 54th annual ACM Awards on Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the cute couple couldn't have looked happier as they smiled for the cameras.
Lambert stunned in a curve-hugging neon green dress that proved to be one of the brightest and boldest fashion choices of the night. The country songstress paired the gown with a metallic clutch that beautifully complimented the ensemble.
Meanwhile, her new hubby chose to keep things simple and chic in a traditional black suit, which allowed his new wife's stunning style to shine even brighter.
McLoughlin, a 28-year-old model turned NYPD officer, was there to show his full support for Lambert, 35, who is nominated for Female Artist of the Year and is also set to perform during the ceremony.
The "We Should Be Friends" singer confirmed their surprise wedding in mid-February, captioning a series of romantic wedding photos, "In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for.... me. ❤️ #theone."
Their whirlwind romance comes just a few years after Lambert's divorce from fellow country crooner Blake Shelton in 2015, following four years of marriage.
Shortly after the news of their nuptials broke, a source close to the singer told ET that the pair appear eager to take the next step in their relationship.
"We've never, ever seen her so happy and think she's finally found her one and only,” the source said. “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. She even says it's great practice for when she has a baby."
McLoughlin is already father to a 5-month-old baby from a previous relationship. The source also noted that the police officer has served as a source of safety and security for the star.
"Brendan makes Miranda feel grounded, centered and very safe. Everyone has been loving that she fell for a man in uniform,” the source shared. "Miranda is relieved to have found someone who isn't in the music industry. Brendan is perfect for her."
For more on the newlyweds' future plans, watch the video below.