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Miss McCready and her boyfriend, David Wilson, welcomed their son Zayne on April 9. In a statement, Miss McCready called the boy a “blessing and a joy.”

The country singer and former “Celebrity Rehab” star said it was a “long and trying” pregnancy, the Associated Press reports. The statement said Miss McCready would not be doing interviews because of a court directive in the custody case over her first son, 6-year-old Zander.

Ms. McCready took Zander from her mother, Gayle Inge, the boy’s legal guardian, late last year. She fled to Arkansas without permission over what she called child abuse fears. Authorities eventually found Miss McCready and Mr. Wilson hiding in a residence without permission and took the boy into custody.

Zander’s status is unclear due to court privacy rules.