Even though it “mortified” her, the last thing on the mind of Country star Mindy McCready is last week’s release of the sex tape Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned she’s now embroiled in a heated custody battle with her mom over Mindy’s own son!
Mindy has had a lot of drama in her 34 years — she’s been arrested, faced drug charges and probation violations, she was physically battered by a boyfriend, lost custody of her son, and publicly exposed her demons on Celebrity Rehab. But now, her publicist Kat Atwood tells RadarOnline.com “Getting back guardianship of her son Zander is her priority.”
When Zander was 18 months old, Mindy was sent to jail for violating probation stemming from a dispute with her mother. At that time, Atwood says Mindy signed over “temporary guardianship” to her mother Gayle Inge for Zander’s “safety and health.” Over the few years, Mindy has lived in Nashville and occasionally sees her son in Ft. Meyers, Florida. Now, Zander is 4 years old and Mindy has been in and out of rehab and is ready to take Zander back.
But RadarOnline.com has learned that a custody battle is taking place in Florida courts. Atwood says Inge “has taken a liking to Zander” and doesn’t want to turn over custody to her daughter.
Today, the country singer, who is releasing her first album in eight years, believes “music is her therapy.” Atwood says McCready wrote the title song I’m Still Here while she was in jail.
She sang the song about weakness and strength while on the VH1 show Celebrity Rehab; bringing the cast and Dr. Drew Pinsky to tears. Mindy still stays in touch with Dr. Drew as she moves on with her life.