Country singer Mindy McCready announced Wednesday she is pregnant with twins by music producer David Wilson. McCready spilled the news of her double pregnancy after making national news for taking her son away from her mother in a custody dispute.
Former country star Mindy McCready topped the charts in the 90’s but has since dragged downward into a viscious spiral of drug abuse, arrests and alleged suicide attempts. The 36-year-old has been arrested for drug and drunk-driving and domestic abuse against her mother, who she sued in August for libel. McCready lost custody of her son, 5-year-old Zander, to her mother because of disturbing wild behavior.
McCready allegedly took her son from her father’s house and fled from Florida to Nashville with the boy without permission. Florida authorities and the Department of Children and Families said a missing persons report was filed on McCready and her son on Tuesday night.
A judge has issued a court order demanding that McCready return her son voluntarily by 5PM on Thursday afternoon or face arrest for kidnapping. McCready, however, came out with a press statement proclaiming that she and her son are not missing and that no missing persons report was filed with police.
“I am working with lawyers to try to get all this straightened out,” McCready told Access Hollywood in an e-mail on Wednesday. “I did not steal my child, as it would be impossible for me to kidnap what already belongs to me! There never was any missing persons report and never an Amber Alert.”
McCready also posted on Facebook that she had spoken with police, which they confirmed: “I have been fighting the Florida court system to protect my son, and bring him home. .. TV has once again reported nothing but lies and they are most likely being supported by the attorney for DCF child services. There is NO AMBER ALERT and my son is not missing! Detectives from the Cape Coral Police department established that this afternoon via Skype. Please do not worry or support anything they continue to lie about!! Thanks Always…. Mindy.”
According to McCready’s publicist, Kat Atwood, her client and 5-year-old Zander are “safe, healthy and comfortable.” Atwood also says that McCready firmly denies she has done anything wrong and is awaiting a court order on whether she will awarded custody of her son.