McCready not proud of Clemens affair

Nov. 17, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Mindy McCready, who was released from jail two weeks ago, says she isn't proud of an affair she had with baseball great Roger Clemens.

McCready, 32, has battled addiction to prescription drugs and recently spent time behind bars for violating her probation following a drug arrest.

"There aren't words to describe how painful it's been. So painful, I haven't wanted to live," she told TV's "Inside Edition." "I've lived recklessly. I've made a lot of mistakes."

McCready also revealed one of her biggest errors was having an affair with the married baseball player. This marks the first time she has publicly spoken about the relationship, "Inside Edition" said, noting Clemens has denied an affair happened.

"Carrying on a relationship with him is not something I'm proud of," McCready said, adding she met Clemens when she was 16 but didn't have sex with him until several years later. "Roger Clemens is one of the most wonderful men I've ever known … . He treated me like a princess."

The country singer went on to say she and Clemens didn't sneak around while they were dating.

"We went on vacations together," she said.

The singer revealed she broke off the nearly decade-long relationship because Clemens wouldn't marry her.

She also said she now has "nothing but remorse and nothing but sympathy for what (his wife Debbie) had to go through with this situation, and she has my utmost apology."

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