December 01, 2011 02:25:34 GMT
Though ordered by a judge to return her 5-year-old son by December 1, the 'Ten Thousand Angels' singer may be unable to do so because she's nearly seven months along in her pregnancy.
Mindy McCready continues to grab headlines with family news. On the same day she denied kidnapping her 5-year-old son, the troubled country singer revealed that she might not be able to fulfill judge's order to return the child by Thursday, December 1, afternoon because she's pregnant with twins.
Speaking to The Associated Press about the matter, the "Guys Do It All the Time" hitmaker said she is nearly seven months along in her pregnancy. Her representative confirmed to PEOPLE that the 36-year-old is indeed pregnant with twins, but said she's five months along. It is still unknown who the twins' father is.
Mindy disappeared with her son, Zander, after she picked him up from her father's house in Cape Coral, Florida on Tuesday, November 29. The Department of Children and Families told the Associated Press that a missing persons report was filed later that evening. While the singer's allowed to visit the boy, she did not have custody of the child.
Mindy's mother has reportedly been granted custody after the singer had long line of run-ins with the law that involved spending six months in jail after assaulting her mother and resisting arrest. A judge then ruled that she must return the boy voluntarily by 5 P.M. Thursday or risk an arrest warrant.
Afterward, Mindy reached out to Access Hollywood to explain, "I am working with lawyers to try to get all this straightened out." She added, "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."
Her representative has also released a statement regarding the matter. "In regard to the misleading 'missing reports' surrounding Mindy McCready and her son, Zander: McCready and son are safe, healthy and comfortable," the rep said. "No Amber Alert has been issued; this is not a missing child case."
"Ms. McCready has not been charged with illegal wrongdoings. Ms. McCready's number one priority has always been, and continues to be, the safety of her son. The 5-year old boy has been with his mother for more than 30 days; law enforcement officials spoke with the child and saw Zander via Skype yesterday."