Country star Wynonna Judd is reportedly ‘upset’ about being left out of her mother and longtime singing partner Naomi’s will.
Fellow Nashville superstar Naomi Judd has left her two daughters Wynonna and Ashley out of her will.
She instead appointed Larry Strickland, her husband of 33 years, as executor of her estate.
He will have ‘full authority and discretion’ over her assets ‘without the approval of any court.’
Wynonna is rumored to be ‘upset’ by the decision because of her singing partnership with Naomi as The Judds.
She ‘believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success’ according to Radar Online.
Judd shot herself dead in an upstairs room of her Tennessee farmhouse on April 30 after a longtime battle with her mental health.
Country singer Naomi Judd (center) left her two daughters, Wynonna (right) and Ashley (left), out her will and instead appointed Larry Strickland, her husband of 33 years, as executor of her estate
Larry Strickland (left) will have ‘full authority and discretion’ over Naomi Judd’s (right) assets ‘without the approval of any court’
She prepared her will in November 2017, nearly five years before she died, and was of ‘sound mind and disposing memory’ when she approved the document.
Judd’s will states Strickland is entitled to ‘reasonable compensation’ for his services as executor, according to the document which was reviewed by Page Six.
He can also be paid or reimbursed for ‘reasonable expenses, advances and disbursements, including attorney’s and accountant’s fees, made or incurred in the administration of my estate.’
The document also states that if Strickland could not be executor of the estate due to death or any other reason, Judd’s brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and the president of Tennessee law firm Wiatr & Associates would serve as co-executors.
Reps for Wynonna and Ashley, 54, did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s requests for comment.
Judd shot herself dead in an upstairs room of her Tennessee farmhouse (pictured) on April 30 after a longtime battle with her mental health
A source close to Wynonna (right) alleged the singer is angry she was excluded from Naomi Judd’s (left) will and ‘believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success. The duo were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame one day after Judd’s death was announced
Ashley Judd sat down with grief expert David Kessler on his podcast Healing and discussed her mother’s death on Tuesday. Naomi Judd is pictured with Wynonna and Ashley during their childhood
The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame one day after Judd’s death was announced.
The sisters have not given any indication of tensions wit their mother, having praised her after her death and publicly discussed their struggles during the grieving process.
Both girls also had homes on Judd’s 1,000-acre farm in the greater Nashville-area, which she had owned for nearly three decades. It is unclear if Wynonna and Ashley’s properties are considered part of Judd’s estate.
Naomi Judd showed off her 1,000-acre family farm in a 2016 episode of Oprah Winfrey’s Where Are They Now?
Her daughters, actress Ashley and singer Wynonna, also had houses on the property. Naomi Judd is pictured hugging Wynonna outside of her daughter’s home during in 2016
Naomi Judd referred to the property as her ‘haven’ and ‘sanctuary,’ noting that she ‘called it Peaceful Valley the moment I laid eyes on it’
Judd showed off the beloved estate during an episode of Oprah Winfrey’s Where Are They Now? in 2016.
‘Ashley lives right up over that hill, right up the road,’ Judd said in the interview, pointing toward her daughter’s house. She shared that it took her exactly one minute to get from her house to Ashley’s front door, adding: ‘I timed it the other day.’
‘And Miss Wynonna lives right over that hill,’ she said, noting it took about six minutes to get to her elder daughter’s house.
Judd referred to the property as her ‘haven’ and ‘sanctuary,’ noting that she ‘called it Peaceful Valley the moment I laid eyes on it.’
During the 2016 home tour, Judd highlighted some of her favorite rooms in the house.
Naomi Judd loved her kitchen (pictured), noting that she cooked all her own meals. She even revealed what some of her daughters’ favorite meals were
‘The kitchen table (pictured), you’ll notice that it’s round because I’m very democratic,’ she shared. ‘We want to be able to to face each other’
‘This is where it all happens,’ she said of the great room. The singer compared the room to a ‘movie theater’ and even pulled out a bowl of snacks she referred to as ‘concessions.’
Judd also showed off her kitchen and dining area, parts of the home that were seemingly quite important to her.
‘I do all my own cooking,’ the country music superstar said, before sharing some of her celebrity daughters’ favorite meals. ‘Ashley wants the beef stroganoff [when she comes over and] Wynonna wants chicken continental.’
Judd, who had been battling with her mental health for many years, shot herself in an upstairs room of the home. The upper level, with the exception of her deck, did not air in the Oprah segment.
Wynonna (left) and Ashley Judd (right) are pictured at the County Music Hall of Fame. They are looking at the plaque honoring The Judds and their late mother, Naomi Judd
Ricky Skaggs presents Ashley Judd the medallion that would have been given to her mother Naomi Judd during The Judds’ Country Music Hall of Fame induction on May 1
Ashley sat down with grief expert David Kessler, 63, on his podcast Healing and discussed her mother’s death earlier this week.
The actress and humanitarian told Kessler on his podcast that premiered Tuesday: ‘It was abrupt and painful and my world is upside-down.’
She added: ‘I look back on my childhood and I realize I grew up with a mom who had an undiagnosed and untreated mental illness.’
Ashley recalled the ‘different behavioral expressions, interactions, flights of fancy, choices that she made that I understand were an expression of the disease,
‘And I understand that and know that she was in pain and can today understand that she was absolutely doing the best she could, and if she could have done it differently, she would have.’
The singer’s death came just one day before she was set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
The singer’s daughters Wynonna (left) and Ashley (right) previously said she succumbed to the disease of ‘mental illness
Ashley said that both she and Wynonna have had different paths of healing and she had to learn to accept that was okay. Wynonna and Naomi Judd are pictured performing in 1994
Naomi Judd and Ashley Judd are pictured at the Olympus Has Fallen film premiere in Los Angeles in March 2013
The daughter of the country music legend said she hopes that when her mother died, she was able to ‘let go of any guilt or shame that she carried for any shortcoming she may have had in her parenting of my sister [Wynonna] and me because certainly on my end all was forgiven — all was forgiven long ago.’
Despite dealing with the aftermath of their mother’s life-long struggle with mental illness, both Ashley and Wynonna had to empathize with the struggles their mother dealt with due to her mental illness disease.
Ashley added: ‘[I had] to understand that her [mother’s] mental illness was a disease. I didn’t cause it, I couldn’t control it and I couldn’t cure it.’
The actress promised herself she would let go of the control she had over her mother’s treatment and allow Judd to make her decisions, even when she didn’t think they were the right ones.
‘There were times when she got excellent and expert professional help and choose not to pursue that in the ways that I thought were better for her,’ Ashley revealed. ‘I had to respect her autonomy and give her the dignity of making those decisions for herself — even when I thought her thinking was distorted.’
Ashely explained that after she let go of the ability to make decisions for her mother’s medical care, she found herself often worrying about her mother’s health.
Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd perform during the Last Encore Tour in December 2010
In June, Wynonna delivered a surprise performance at CMA Fest 2022 in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. She appeared onstage during Carly Pearce’s set and they delighted the crowd by regaling them with a soul-stirring duet
Their song of choice was Why Not Me, a number that Wynonna introduced in the 1980s with her mother
In June, Wynonna delivered a surprise performance at CMA Fest 2022 in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
She appeared onstage during Carly Pearce’s set and they delighted the crowd by regaling them with a soul-stirring duet.
Their song of choice was Why Not Me, a number that Wynonna introduced in the 1980s with her mother.
The country singer earned an uproarious applause break when she let out her trademark growl and belted out the title line at the end of the song on June 10.
Wynonna and her mother, known as The Judds, shot to fame together as a country duo, achieving icon status in the music industry over the decades.
Naomi Judd, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd are pictured during Youth AIDS Gala on September 14, 2005 in Washington DC
Dolly Parton and Wynona and Naomi Judd perform ‘Stand By Your Man,’ as part of a five woman group vocal, at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Wynonna, Ashley and Naomi Judd are pictured together at an Academy Awards show
She had taken to Instagram on May 29 to give fans an update on how she’s coping a month after the tragic suicide death of her mother Naomi Judd at 76.
‘Checking in,’ the Ashland, Kentucky native, 57, said in the caption of the social media post. ‘There is so much happening in the world right now. Before I sat down to write this, I thought, ‘No…I just don’t know what to say.’ Then, I heard the words from my life coach asking me, ‘What do you know?’ And I began to cry.’
Wynonna said she was aware of her support system amid the trying times following the family tragedy, and dedicated to performing.
‘I really DO know, that I’m not able to do this grieving thing all by myself, and that it’s okay to reach out for help,’ she said. ‘I will continue to fight for my faith, for my SELF, for my family, and I WILL continue to show up & sing.’
Wynonna wrapped up the emotional post in saying, ‘Thank you all for your love and support. Let’s check in more often.’