Miranda Lambert’s husband takes leave of absence from NYPD

Miranda Lambert’s husband takes leave of absence from NYPD

City-slicker cop Brendan McLoughlin has officially gone country.


The NYPD officer — who secretly married singer Miranda Lambert in January — has taken a leave of absence from the force, the NYPD confirmed to The Post.


McLoughlin seems to be fully embracing his glittering new celebrity lifestyle — and even helped his new bride promote her latest single, out Friday.


“House husband shirtless promo vol. 1 #NYPD #ihadto #hotcop,” Lambert captioned a cheeky Instagram video Thursday, which showed him shirtless and doing laundry in an apparent a play on her latest song’s title: “It All Comes Out in the Wash.”


When they’re not gallivanting across the country for Lambert’s engagements, the pair have been splitting time between Nashville and NYC, Lambert told Extra in June.


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, an unnamed source told In Touch magazine.


McLoughlin, 27, made $92,125 last year working in the Midtown South precinct, according to payroll records.


“Being a young NYPD officer, he wasn’t exactly rolling in money. But it seems Miranda likes spoiling him and doesn’t mind spending money to make him happy,” a source told In Touch.


In April, the couple made their first red carpet trek at the American Country Music Awards in Vegas.


Last week, McLoughlin went back to his roots, making a stop at the GMA studios — where he was working when he met Lambert while she made an appearance on the morning show.


Following the wedding, the NYPD promptly removed McLoughlin from foot patrol and assigned him to drive brass around.


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.


NYPD officers can use banked vacation and overtime to take an extended leave.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor and retired NYPD sergeant Joseph Giacalone speculated that the cop’s absence could be more about liability than living the high life.


“It might be in his best interest to use the accrued time then ride off into the sunset,” Giacalone said. “As soon as someone knows you’re married to a celebrity, they’re going to be looking to sue you.”


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