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Miranda Lambert’s Husband Takes Leave of Absence From NYPD

Miranda Lambert’s husband has taken a leave of absence from the NYPD, where he’s worked since 2014. It’s unclear why Brendan McLoughlin took the leave or when he’ll return, although Page Six notes that officers can string together unused vacation and overtime to take longer breaks. McLoughlin and Lambert have been living in both Nashville and NYC since getting married earlier this year–but this past weekend, they vacationed in Lake Tahoe with friends.

McLoughlin seems to be fully embracing his glittering new celebrity lifestyle — and even helped his new bride promote her latest single, in a shirtless Instagram video posted by Miranda.

She’s reportedly welcomed him to the good life in a big way.  She’s “totally upgraded Brendan’s life,” including buying a $2 million NYC apartment.

It’s unclear if and when McLoughlin will be back in uniform.  If McLoughlin quits, he could still receive a portion of his public retirement benefits. Officers who have been with the force for at least five years can begin collecting vested retirement 20 years after joining the force, even if they’re no longer with the department.  McLoughlin has been with the NYPD since at least 2014, payroll records show.

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