After their mother’s passing, Wynonna Judd has spoken candidly for the first time about her sister Ashley’s and her own relationship.
ET previously reported that Naomi Judd, who committed herself in April at the age of 76, did not specifically identify daughters Wynonna or Ashley in her will. Rumors started to circulate that the country legend’s renowned daughters were at odds over the will, even as she named her husband of more than 30 years, Larry Strickland, as an administrator of her estate.
Now, Wynonna Judd has said, “there is no debate” about the legal paperwork or her connection with Ashley in an interview with People. After Strickland passes away, the 58-year-old country singer says she and Ashley, 54, will “divide” Naomi’s assets and that they have no intention of challenging the will.
Wynonna Judd Responds To Rumored Feud With Sister Ashley Judd
When I went over to Ashley’s, someone said, Hey, did you know that they’re saying this about you?” I was like, “Huh? So, Ashley and I are having an argument. Oh. Again?'” According to what Wynonna tells the press. “Why are they fighting? Really, my life is perfect. Ashley is living the good life. We shouldn’t be arguing over who has the willpower.”
Wynonna Judd says she “never occurred to me” to challenge the legal document because she is “not sophisticated enough.”
I am the last person in this family who knows anything like this, she adds, adding that she hopes Ashley would agree if she were there.
Wynonna Judd acknowledges that things haven’t always been easy between her and Ashley, saying that they were “separated at age 14 and 18 by success” and “lost out on a lot of time together.”
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Despite being sisters, “we differ on so much,” she explains. While we may disagree on many things, we can both agree that our mother was an interesting person.
The country singer says that they both feel like they’ve gotten a lot out of seeing a life coach together.
Ashley and I are extremely different individuals, but I’m finding that we have more in common than we don’t. “That’s quite intriguing because, naturally, at a younger age, you attribute more disconnection. The other day, I had a profound discussion with a close friend, and we made it through without anybody being harmed.”
In her own words: “Even when Ashley and I were at odds, I never stopped loving them because I knew that somewhere underneath the surface, we had something in common. I always encourage individuals to look for a point of connection. Even if everything around us crumbles, Ashley and I can still have a friendly game of cards.”
Wynonna Judd says, “The greatest retribution is living well, and the bond I have with my sister is the most potent in my life.”
On September 30th, Wynonna launched The Judds: The Final Tour. Artists such as Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Kelsea Ballerini, and Trisha Yearwood are all rumored to pay homage to Naomi on the 11-show arena tour.
I continue to be thankful and humbled by the unwavering support from my fellow artists, the music community, and, of course, the fans, “In a statement made last month, she said. “I can’t wait till the last concert to honor The Judds’ music. It’s going to be a tough decision, but also a learning one I’ll never forget.
During CMT’s Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration, Wynonna Judd assured viewers the tour will go through as scheduled.
Wynonna said, “After much consideration, I decided I had to do something to commemorate mom, so I’ve decided to go on this trip. “And my mother always said, “Give them what they want. I know it’s not what you wanted me to say, but…”
Consequently, when we wind down for the night. That’s why I insist that the concert goes on “The speaker continued. “No matter how challenging it is, we will be there together. After 38 years, you’ll pick me up and carry me again. Simply put, I didn’t believe I had what it took to succeed. I wasn’t sure how I’d manage without her. Life is weird, but what occurred here tonight is so heartbreakingly lovely that we must go on. “That’s what she’d want, right?”