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Dancing With The Stars

Kellie Pickler’s Dad Considered a Fugitive, Wanted by Authorities in Florida

If there's one thing we learned about Kellie Pickler during her time on Dancing With the Stars, it's that she's a fighter. The Mirror Ball winner opened up about her tough childhood — her father was in and out of prison on the ABC program. Now, it looks like Kellie's dad, Clyde Pickler Jr., is a wanted man yet again. The Florida Department of Corrections currently lists Clyde, 48, as a fugitive after he reportedly violated his probation in Florida.

Kellie's dad traveled to North Carolina without notifying his probation supervisor, reports The Enquirer. Clyde previously served a three year, nine-month sentence in state prison for stabbing a trailer-park neighbor in 2003.

On DWTS, Kellie shared her troubled past with viewers, explaining how her dad struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction thoughout her childhood. However, in recent interviews, it looked like Kellie's relationship with her father was on the road to recovery. During Week 9 of the competition, Kellie's dad teared up talking about the unconditional love she’s shown him over the years.

Though his latest offense could be a setback for the father-daughter pair, we hope Kellie and her dad continue to work things out.

05.30.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Crystal Bell
Related: Dancing With The Stars, Kellie Pickler, TV Stars

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