Miranda Lambert is thankful for the "hard stuff" that led her to meeting husband Brendan McLoughlin
June 29, 2022 11:00 AM
These days, Miranda Lambert is happily married to former NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin -- but she had to go through quite a few ups and downs to find happiness.
"When I turned 30, I started to take life in a new direction and really start to understand myself better," the singer, now 38, tells People. "And going through hard things obviously makes you get to know yourself better."
As a country superstar, Miranda has had to go through many of those "hard things" in the public eye. In 2015, she went through a divorce from fellow country superstar Blake Shelton after nearly five years of marriage.
"When you get broken down pretty good, you look at the mirror and you go, I have to spend some time with me, learn who I am and what I want,'" Miranda continues. "I got to a really good place with myself. Then I met my husband."
Despite all the heartache she endured, Miranda says she's got no regrets. "Without the hard stuff -- the chaos, the crazy schedule, the heartbreak, the falling in love, the falling out of love -- I wouldn't be who I am," she points out. "I'm thankful for the lessons, even though they hurt at the time."
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