Thursday, April 12, 2012
– Mindy McCready and David Wilson announce the birth of their son, Zayne, on Monday morning.
"Zayne is truly a blessing and a joy. It was a long and trying pregnancy; we're so happy he's here. There are no words to convey how happy we are," McCready said.
There was no word on where the birth occurred.
McCready, who had hits with Ten Thousand Angels Girls Do It All the Time, has had a series of run-ins with the law, including over her pregnancy. She fled to Arkansas at one point with her older child, Zander, from her father's home in Florida. She and the boy were eventually found hiding in a bedroom closet in December 2011 in an empty summer home in Heber Springs, Ark. McCready was not arrested, but the son was taken by Arkansas Department of Human Services officials.
McCready is battling her mother for custody of her son. McCready was ordered by a Florida judge to return to the state with her son, but she said she was unable to do so with Zander because she was pregnant.
McCready did appear in court in Arkansas and left with a decision that made her happy. The decision was never made public.
"In consideration of the newborn's arrival and in continued respect of the court's directive (in conjunction with Mindy's custody hearing surrounding her son, Zander), McCready is unable to grant interviews at this time," a press release said. "McCready appreciates the outpour of care and concern, patience and understanding during this time and under the current circumstances."