Facing the music. Naomi Judd’s Daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judddo not appear in his will, We Weekly can confirm.
The late country singer, who died by suicide in April at the age of 76, appeared to cut her children out of her will before her death. The former nurse bequeathed her fortune to her husband, Larry StricklandAccording to court documents obtained by We.
“I nominate and name my spouse, Larry Strickland, as executor of my estate,” the document reads. “In the event that my spouse ceases or fails to serve, then I appoint and appoint my brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland and Daniel Kris Wiatr as joint executors. I direct that no bond be required from my executor.
Naomi was married to Larry, 76, for 33 years before his death. The ‘Long Black Train’ crooner, who married Naomi in May 1989, was granted ‘full authority and discretion’ to manage and distribute ‘all real estate comprising an asset of my estate’, according to the will.
He doesn’t need “court approval, attachment of a beneficiary, or disclosure of the identity of a beneficiary of my estate” to make decisions or sell land, according to the documents.
Ashley, 54, and Wynonna, 58, are not mentioned in the will, however, a source close to the family said exclusively We that they are listed as beneficiaries of Naomi’s Trust. “It’s likely they’ll inherit the money through this once it’s administered,” the insider said, noting that Larry is also “the trustee and head of the trust, so he’s really in control. the entire estate”.
The Judd sisters announced the passing of their beloved matriarch via social media in April after Ashley discovered her mother’s death at her Tennessee home.
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness,” the women wrote in a statement on Twitter at the time. “We are broken. We navigate deep mourning and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.
Naomi – who was one half of country music duo The Judds alongside her elder Wynonna – was due to be inducted into the Country Music Fall of Fame with Wynonna a day later. Following his death, the sisters accepted the honor in Nashville.
The following month, the Double jeopardy The actress has confirmed that the Kentucky native killed herself with a gun. Ashley also opened up about her late mother’s mental health battle, explaining during a May hello america appearance that it’s important to “distinguish between our loved one and the disease” after Naomi lost mental illness.
“It’s very real. He’s lying, it’s wild. My mother, our mother, couldn’t hold on until she was inducted into the Country Hall of Fame by her peers. I mean, that’s the disaster level of what was going on inside of her,” the Berlin station alum said at the time. “The lie that the disease told him was so convincing. … [The lie] that you are not enough, the lie that you are not loved, that you are not worthy. His brain was hurting him. It hurts physically. »
Wynonna, for her part, chose to honor her late mother and musical partner by continuing the Judds’ fall tour as planned.
“The show must go on. As hard as it gets. And we’ll show up together,” the “My Strongest Weakness” musician announced during Naomi’s live televised memorial in May called Naomi Judd: A Celebration of the River of Time. “You’ll carry me – like you carried me for 38 years – one more time, because honestly, I didn’t think I could.”