Lambert told the outlet that she’s happy in her marriage with McLoughlin and that “he loves me for me.”
“I want to be open about how happy [my husband and I] are,” Lambert said. “I just don’t give two s—s about people’s opinion of me, my marriage, my music or anything else. I just care that I’m being me. [Brendan] jumped right into this lifestyle — there’s a learning curve taking a New Yorker straight to the woods — but it was a big laugh. It’s nice to have a partner in that, someone by your side that supports you, loves you and believes in you. He loves me for me. It’s a really cool thing to have in my life, at this point in my life,” she added.
Lambert’s mother Beverly June Lambert expressed a similar sentiment, praising her son-in-law to the outlet. “Brendan is a good example of a partner. He walks beside her, not beneath or above her,” the elder Lambert shared. “Navigating a new marriage, a pandemic, touring, career changes, family health crises, etc. isn’t easy. But there they are just killin’ it,” she said.
The younger Lambert met McLoughlin, an NYPD officer, back in 2019 while appearing on Good Morning America with her band, The Pistol Annies. While promoting her latest album Palomino back in April, Lambert told CBS Sunday Morning’s Lee Cowan that her romance with McLoughlin was like a “Hallmark movie.”
“It’s like some kind of Hallmark movie or something,” Lambert told Cowan at her bar Casa Rosa Nashville. “Like this redneck from Texas meets this, like, beautiful NYPD officer on the street in New York. But it actually happened that way.”
In addition, Lambert explained to People how some of her tougher moments helped her re-evaluate her life.
“When I turned 30, I started to take life in a new direction and really start to understand myself a little better,” Lambert explained to the outlet. “And going through hard things obviously makes you get to know yourself better. When you get broken down pretty good, you look at the mirror and you go, ‘I have to spend some time with me, learn who I am and what I want.’ I got to a really good place with myself. Then I met my husband,” she revealed.
Lambert and McLoughlin wed in a private ceremony in 2019. Prior to McLoughlin, the “Actin’ Up” singer was married to fellow country artist Blake Shelton.