Mindy McCready 's former fiancé, actor Dean Cain of TV's Lois & Clark , is saddened by the singer's suicide, but her death doesn't surprise him. Cain points the finger squarely at McCready for engineering her own undoing.
"All her troubles were self-inflicted," Cain tells People . "She had everything. She was a tremendous talent but everything about it was a waste."
The couple started dating in 1997 and lived together during their engagement, but things started going downhill pretty quickly. "I can't paint too pretty a picture," Cain says. "She would start arguments, start drama. Things weren't allowed to be good."
Cain adds that McCready showed no signs back then of the drug addiction that would plague her later in life, but their relationship was toxic. He says, "Everything she did was a manipulation of sorts. She would just get combative."
Cain cut McCready out of his life after their split, and he's now concerned for the two young boys McCready left behind when she took her life Sunday.
Says Cain, "To think about the legacy those boys have been left, it's just tragic."
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