February 18, 2013 04:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Before she died in a tragic suicide, country star and Celebrity Rehab alum Mindy McCready had a very colorful personal life, the details of which were frequently paraded in the public eye. Included among the drug and arrest candals was a an alleged love affair with former baseball player Roger Clemens. How is Clemens taking news of McCready’s death?
Mindy McCready spoke of boyfriend David Wilson as her “soulmate” shortly after his alleged suicide and just a month before she followed with her own suicide. However, before her relationship with Wilson began, McCready already had a very dramatic and, at times troubling love life. In addition to her relationship with the abusive Billy McKnight, McCready is said to have carried on a long-term affair with baseball star Roger Clemens. Although Clemens denied such an affair ever taking place, McCready claimed that it went on for a decade and that Clemens ultimately refused to leave his wife. Furthermore, she claimed that the two had met when McCready was only 16, although their relationship did not become sexual in nature until she’d turned 18.
Although Roger Clemens was certainly saddened by news of Mindy McCready’s death, he still was not willing to cop to an affair with the country singer. The former athlete made it quite clear that he’d only met McCready on a handful of occasions. “Yes, this is sad news. I had heard over time that she was trying to get peace and direction in her life. The few times that I had met her and her manager/agent they were extremely nice.”
Roger Clemens is certainly not the only former lover (alleged or otherwise) to mention Mindy McCready’s suicide. Billy McKnight has also opened up about the country singer, explaining that he wasn’t at all surprised by her suicide. Teh father of McCready’s older son, McKnight says that he is going to try to obtain custody. Given his past history of abuse, we can only hope that he is not successful.
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