Naomi Judd left Ashley and Wynonna out of her will – Michmutters

Naomi Judd left Ashley and Wynonna out of her will

Naomi Judd left her only two daughters, Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd, out of her will, Page Six can confirm.

The late country singer – who died by suicide on April 30 – appointed her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as the executor of her estate, according to court documents.

Naomi requested in the will that the musician, 76, have “full authority and discretion” over any property that is an asset to her estate “without the approval of any court” or permission from any beneficiary of the estate, Page Six reports.

She also stated, per the documents, that Strickland would be entitled to receive “reasonable compensation” for his services, and that he would be paid or reimbursed for all “reasonable expenses, advances and disbursements, including attorney’s and accountant’s fees, made or incurred. in the administration of my estate”.

The will was prepared on November 20, 2017, nearly five years before Naomi died.

According to the documents, the singer – who suffered a lifelong and public battle with depression – was of “sound mind and disposing memory” when she signed and approved the will.

Melissa Sitzler, a senior account manager at a Tennessee law firm Wiatr & Associates, and another individual named Abigail Muelder signed as witnesses.

According to the will, Naomi also asked that if her husband could not be executor due to death or any other reason, she wanted her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr, the president of Wiatr & Associates, to serve as co-executors. claims a source told them Wynonna, 58, is “upset” that she was excluded because she formed one-half of the duo, The Judds, with Naomi and “believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success”.

However, reps for Wynonna and Ashley, 54, did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

The sisters have not given any indication of tension between them and their mother since her passing – even attending Naomi’s Country Music Hall of Fame induction one day after announcing her death.

Then in May, Wynonna said she felt “helpless” over the loss and vowed to “break the cycle of addiction and family dysfunction, that I must continue to show up for myself [first] and do the personal healing work”.

Meanwhile, Ashley said in a podcast interview in July that she could “understand” that her mother was in pain after years of dealing with an “undiagnosed and untreated mental illness”.

Page Six has also contacted the lawyer who prepared Naomi’s will, but did not hear back in time for publication.

According to, Naomi’s estate is estimated to be worth $35 million.

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission


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