Mindy Mccready - Mindy Mccready's Ex-boyfriend Wants Custody Of Her Son

Mindy Mccready's ex-boyfriend is hoping to regain custody of the former couple's son following the singer's shock death on Sunday (17Feb13).

Billy MCKnight was previously embroiled in a bitter custody battle with MCCready over their six-year-old son Zander, who was recently placed into foster care amid fears the star was unable to look after him and his younger half-brother, Zayne.

MCCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas in an apparent suicide on Sunday, just weeks after her boyfriend David Wilson, Zayne's father, apparently took his own life last month (Jan13).

MCKnight has now spoken out about the tragedy and revealed he wants to take care of his little boy, telling America's Today show, "He (Zander) shouldn't have been taken from me to begin with... He has a happy home here (in Florida). I can provide for him. It's just been a really big mess and enough is enough. He's up there, all alone. He has no family in Arkansas. He has plenty of family who love him here..."

However, he does not know what the future holds for Zander's nine-month-old brother, insisting, "I don't know what is going to happen to Zayne... I would like to keep those boys being brothers together and try to turn my son's life around. He has had a rough first six years. He deserves better than this and my heart is broken for him right now. I'm very worried."

MCKnight also reveals he wasn't shocked by his former partner's death because she has been struggling with personal problems for such a long time: "As sad as it is, it didn't come as a major shock. She's just been battling demons for so long. I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew it was in her... I feel for her mother and her family and especially my son, but I can't say that it shocked me, no."

Earlier this month (Feb13), MCCready was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric unit to treat mental health issues and her former partner fears she may have been released too soon.

He adds, "Perhaps staying in there and grieving... over the death of her fiance, could have calmed her down... She would have had to probably stay in somewhere for quite a long time until she really healed."


Contactmusic

Tags: Mindy McCready


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Beyonce teased us all over the weekend, when she shared a 15 second...

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself...

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor...

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance

Yet in conversation with Access Hollywood, Diesel summed up the relationship between...

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Mindy McCready Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mindy McCready

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All