When a major entertainment figure dies, it seems inevitable that a battle over their estate ensues. A new battle between country legend Naomi Judd’s $25 million estate and her daughters is no exception.
Wynonna and Ashley recently learned that their mother omitted them altogether from her will, according to Radar Online. They are reportedly devastated that Naomi Judd, who committed suicide earlier this year, left her estate only to her second husband, Larry Stickland.
The matter gets worse for musician Wynonna Judd and actor Ashley Judd. Naomi Judd also appointed Strickland’s brother as an estate co-executor, in the event Strickland dies or otherwise can’t run the estate.
Wynonna Judd also contends that her band The Judds are responsible for her mother’s wealth.
Naomi Judd’s Daughters Saluted Their Mom After Her Death
Two months ago, Wynonna Judd admitted to having a terribly hard time dealing with the sudden death of her mother.
“That the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great,” she posted on Instagram. “I often feel like I’m not ever going to be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left the way she did. This cannot be how The Judds story ends.”
Meanwhile, the news about the deceased Judd’s will comes less than a week after Ashley Judd finally opened up about the tragedy.
Ashley Judd said she, sister Wynonna, and their father are grieving in different ways over Naomi’s suicide. The intimate interview is featured in a recent episode of the Healing With David Kessler podcast.
Ashley Judd added that her sister, father, and she are grieving individually. In doing so, “we’ve been able to completely stick together,” according to People. “We can be at the same supper table and recognize … ‘this one’s in anger, this one’s in denial, this one’s in bargaining, this one’s in acceptance, I’m in shock right now.’”