Wedding bells almost rang once before for Brendan McLoughlin, the man Miranda Lambert secretly married last month.
The NYPD officer had been engaged to another woman until just months before marrying Lambert, PEOPLE confirms.
But that relationship ended when the mother of McLoughlin’s newborn son messaged his fiancée to let her know she was seven months pregnant with the police officer‘s child … and had been living with him and his family while his fiancée had been in Europe.
McLoughlin’s son was born on November 5th, three days after he met Lambert, who is 35. The Country star and her man secretly tied the knot on January 26th.