Wynonna Judd was offended that she was not named in mum Naomi’s will

Naomi Judd’s decision to name her husband Larry Strickland as executor without any mention of her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, apparently didn’t sit well with her eldest child.

According to the Daily Mail, Wynonna, 58, plans to contest the will, believing she is entitled to a portion of her mother’s $25million fortune.

“With Wynonna, his mother left all of her wealth to Larry, who sticks to her stomach,” a source told the DailyMail on Thursday, adding, “Her feeling is that Naomi has built her fortune at least in part through the hard work of Wynona.

Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd
Wynonna Judd is reportedly set to challenge her late mother Naomi Judd’s will.
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“She was the lead singer of The Judds dating back to the 1980s and took Naomi from being a nurse to being a star,” the source continued, adding that “she’s Wynonna’s incredible voice. who lifted them above the High.”

Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd and Larry Strickland
Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd were left out of the will.
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The country star – who died by suicide on April 30 – and his daughter’s band, known as The Judds, won five Grammys, nine CMAs, eight Billboard Music Awards and sold more than 20 million records throughout their career.

Although the “Why Not Me” singer is allegedly upset with the way Naomi’s assets are divided, her half-sister Ashley, 54, reportedly goes along with her mother’s wishes.

Larry Strickland and Naomi Judd
Naomi named her husband Larry Strickland executor.
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“Ashley Judd has no problem with her late mother Naomi leaving her entire $25 million fortune to her second husband Larry Strickland,” the source told the Daily Mail. “With Ashley, it was never really about the money.”

While the late singer’s decision to exclude her daughters from her will isn’t uncommon, legal experts tell Page Six it appears to be an affront to Wynonna and Ashley.

Naomi Judd.
The 76-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in late April.
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“It is common to designate the spouse as the executor. But leaving her daughters out seems pointed, like a deliberate act on Naomi’s part,” attorney Holly Davis said.

In the will, the singer asked Strickland to have “full authority and discretion” over any property that is an asset to her estate “without the approval of a court” or the permission of any estate beneficiary.

According to experts, however, Strickland has the power “to set up an inheritance in line with what he thinks Naomi would have wanted for the children.”

Both girls have commented on their mother’s tragic passing, but have yet to speak about the will.

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