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Mindy McCready Has a New Beau

By Melissa Castellanos

Country singer and VH1 "Celebrity Rehab" star Mindy McCready may not be lucky in love, but with the help of "Celebrity Rehab's" Dr. Drew Pinsky, she's determined to give it a try.

And a blushing McCready, told that she just might have found it in Nashville.

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The 34-year-old Florida-born blonde, who is relaunching her country music career amid allegations of a sex tape and a legal battle over poassible distribution rights, says she is dating a music producer/musician named David, who lives in Nashville.

"It's the first time that I have ever dated somebody that I was friends with first, " she said. "It's never been that way; it has always been the love story, dramatic, a love-at-first-sight thing. It's different this time. It's real, not surface. It's grown up."

Maybe McCready's "people-picker," which Dr. Drew said was "broken," has now been fixed.

The once-troubled singer, who says she suffers from "co-dependency and addiction to unhealthy and bad relationships" (a diagnosis from "Celebrity Rehab's" Dr. Drew), claims she is changing her approach to men for good.

When she gets that giddy, butterfly feeling for someone right away, she says, Dr. Drew has advised her to run the other way, because her instincts have been detrimental in the past.

McCready is known for a tabloid life of domestic abuse, drug and DUI arrests, and suicide attempts.

She later had a high-profile role in the 2010 edition of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab." On the TV show, she performed her title song, "I'm Still Here" about surviving difficult times, which brought her "Rehab" colleagues to tears.

An alleged sex tape, "Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress," recently surfaced and reportedly has narrations about her trysts with married Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens and former beau, "Superman" actor Dean Cain.

In addition to the release of her CD, "I'm Still Here" on April 20 and a new book of the same name due out this summer, McCready will launch her own reality TV show. In it, her attempt to become a female country music mogul will be documented. (A name or network has not been announced.) She will also soon regain custody of her son, Zander Ryan McCready.
By Melissa Castellanos

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