AceShowbiz - Brendan McLoughlin's relationship history may give Miranda Lambert enough reason to get protective of him. While it was previously reported that he's a father of a 3-month-old son, it's now revealed that he was engaged to another woman when he was expecting his child with his baby mama.
According to PEOPLE, Brendan proposed to fellow Staten Island native Jackie Bruno with a 1.21-carat, round, brilliant cut diamond ring, set in an 18-carat white gold band. Their relationship ended when Kaihla Rettinger, the mother of McLoughlin's son, broke the news to Jackie that she was pregnant with Brendan's child and had been living with him and his family.
Brendan's son was born on November 5, three days after he met Miranda. The cop then spent Thanksgiving with his son and Kaihla, but it's unclear if he and his baby mama were still romantically involved at the time. A source close to Brendan believes that there was "overlap" between Kaihla and Miranda, which was not a surprise as the source claims he "had a history of cheating."
Confirming Brendan's cheating history, Jackie's mother Carol Bruno tells Radar Online that her daughter was blindsided by his infidelity. "The girl [Kaihla] contacted her. Jackie was in Sweden playing professional soccer, got injured and came home, and the girl contacted her. She broke the news to her," Carol says.
"[Brendan] tried to deny it and then begged her to stay with him....He was begging her to marry him before she left [again for Europe], even though he knew the girl was pregnant," Carol claims. "It was pretty upsetting," she adds. "[Brendan] is a phony and just unbelievable. [Jackie] had no idea."
While admitting that her daughter "was thrown for a loop" and "it was just very hard for her to deal with it at the time," Carol says her daughter is "totally okay" now and "over him."
Learning that Brendan is now married to Miranda, just months after they started dating, Carol warns the 35-year-old singer who has a reported net worth of $40 million. "I hope she was smart enough to get a prenup," Carol tells the site.
But Carol clearly has little sympathy for the "Mama's Broken Heart" singer, who previously dated singer Evan Felker when he was still legally married to his wife. "She doesn't have the best reputation either - maybe they're perfect for each other!" the mother of Brendan's jilted ex-fiancee says.