Wynonna Judd Isn’t Exactly Looking Forward To Touring Without Her Late Mother
Wynonna Judd is speaking out this week to admit that touring without her mother Naomi will be "weird" after she cut her out of her will.
Four months after the shocking suicide of the legendary country music star Naomi Judd, who tragically took her own life at the age of 76 back in April, her daughter Wynonna Judd is preparing to embark on the tour that they had planned, which is called “The Judds: The Final Tour.” Now, Wynonna is speaking out to admit that going on this tour without her beloved mother will be “weird,” after learning her mother cut her out of her $25 million will.
Wynonna Judd reunited with her mother Naomi Judd, who passed on Saturday at the age of 76, to sing “Love Can Build a Bridge” in front of Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame just weeks ago. Take a moment and watch how beautiful they are together. pic.twitter.com/SzE5T6iWXc
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Wynonna Talks Touring Without Naomi
“My dear, as the thunder is happening here, I’m going to be probably right back where I was for the memorial, so broken and so blessed. I don’t know what to do other than just stand there and look around and go, ‘huh.’ This is crazy,” Wynonna, 58, told People Magazine.
“Life is so strange at times, it knocks you over,” she added. “It just is so almost unbearable. But then you are able to laugh in the very next second. It’s the dangdest thing.”
Wynonna went on to specifically talk about the tour, which is set to kick off on September 30.
“I think it’s so important to do it and yet I don’t even know if I can say I’m looking forward to it because it’s so devastating,” she said. “The first time that I see a video screen of her on it. And I’m going to be so freaking mad at her for not sticking around to do it. And I’m going to be just so frustrated. So, it’s going to be interesting, ‘Oh, I know, let’s do all five stages of grief in a two-hour segment.’ It’s going to be so weird.”
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‘It’s So Weird’
Wynonna, who is currently contesting her mother’s $25 million will after being completely cut out of it, then talked about the rollercoaster of emotions that she has felt over the past few months.
“It’s so weird. It’s like the weirdest part of life when you have to deal with all of it at once,” she confessed. “And I think any given night, I may be absolutely standing victoriously in this state of bliss. And then the next I’m crying, snotting from my nose.”
“I’m going to literally have Kleenex in my bra,” Wynonna continued. “Because my mother always kept the Kleenex in her bra. And I now carry Chapstick in mine. I’m going to have Kleenex and Chapstick. I’m just going to be there and I’m going to do it because I think the fans, whether it’s Kimberly [from Little Big Town] or you mentioned all the names and I’m honored, I just think it’s important, Hunter, to do the best you can with what you got. And when I’m not here anymore, someone will hear this and hopefully go, ‘Well, if she could do it, I can do it.’ I don’t know what else to tell you.”
In the end, Wynonna admitted that this tour won’t be “perfect,” but she said that’s okay.
“Everybody’s wanting to look for this perfect answer,” she concluded. “There is no perfect answer for this tour or anything else in life. Life and death happen all at the same time for some of us. And I just think it’s important for me to use my gift for as long as I have left.”
Wynonna Contesting Will
This comes after it was revealed that Naomi left all her money to Larry Strickland, her husband of 33 years, and nothing to Wynonna and her younger sister Ashley. While Ashley is fine with this, Wynonna is reportedly furious, as she feels that she is entitled to some of Naomi’s fortune, given the fact that the two of them found success together as the duo The Judds.
“With Wynonna, her mother leaving all of her wealth to Larry sticks in her craw,” one well-placed source told Daily Mail. “To Wy, her feeling is Naomi built her fortune at least partially on the back of Wynonna’s own hard work.”
“She was the one who was the lead singer of The Judds dating back to the 1980s and took Naomi from working as a nurse to being a star,” the insider added. “Naomi sang harmonies and kind of acted like the ringleader on stage, but it was Wynonna’s amazing voice that pushed them over the top.”
Despite contesting the will, it appears that Wynonna still wants to honor her mother with this tour. Be sure to find out if she’s coming to a city near you if you want to check her out live!