He’s the one! Country music star Miranda Lambert shocked her fans on Saturday, February 16 when she announced that she got married in a secret wedding ceremony. It was one of the biggest surprises of all, especially since Miranda, 35, had not been seen with any potential suitors after her split from her ex-boyfriend,Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker, in August 2018. But within six months, Miranda met her new man, fell in love and tied the knot! But who exactly is Miranda’s husband, Brendan McLoughlin? Keep scrolling to find out!

He’s a NYPD Officer.

Brendan is a New York native, hailing from Staten Island, NY. He works with the NYPD Midtown South Precinct and he’s been featured in a handful of photos on the precinct’s Twitter page. In March 2018, Brendan got a shout out for his exemplary work. “This week these fine officers showed what we do best in #Midtown. PO McLoughlin apprehended perpetrator in a bank robbery in progress [and] PO Donato had a pick up arrest of a truck burglary closing out several open complaints. Job well done guys!! #ItsWhatWeDo #NYPDprotecting,” the caption read.

He’s younger than his new wife.

Brendan is 27 years old, making him eight years younger than the “Little Red Wagon” singer.

He’s a new dad!

An insider confirmed to People that Brendan welcomed a baby from his previous relationship. According to multiple fan comments online, Brendan’s ex and baby mama is a woman named Kaihla Rettinger. They welcomed their child in November 2018, according to a baby registry on The Bump.

He was once an aspiring model.

Brendan once created a profile on Model Mayhem, which is a popular networking site for models to find work. “My name is Brendan McLoughlin. I am 19 years old and live in New York. I am on this site to build my portfolio,” his bio read.

Miranda thinks he’s “the one.”

In her surprise wedding announcement, the “Tin Man” singer gushed over her hubby. “In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news,” Miranda wrote in her Instagram caption. “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.”