Wynonna Judd Felt Mom Dampened Her Chance to Date Husband – They Made a Family Decades Later

Because Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd was there, Wynonna couldn’t find a man she liked. Wynonna did not know that fate would influence her future with the man she chose.

Noami Judd’s book contains these words: “River of Time,”She revealed how she raised Wynonna Judd’s daughters Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd as a single mother. She shared how hard it was for her to have enough money to care for her children. 

The trio would travel around the city and stay in rooms that were filled with roaches, old apartments, drafty houses, or rented cabins. 

Naomi was abandoned by her boyfriend and Wynonna’s father, Charles Jordan when At 18 she gave birth. in 1964. Ashely was welcomed in 1968, while Naomi was married to Michael Ciminella.

However, the couple’s relationship was troubled and eventually ended after four years, leading the girl’s mother to raise them independently. Naomi was a single parent, so Naomi had to help her daughters with homework after school.

The singer would do laundry, use food stamps to buy groceries, return to their one-bedroom apartment to feed the children, and put them to bed before going back to Her waitressing job. She went to bed at 2:01 a.m. and resumed the cycle four hours later. 

Naomi’s life changed dramatically when she was able to marry. Musician who started a careerWynonna. Wynonna and Wynonna were able to escape poverty and get into the limelight. Wynonna met men that she would love and eventually marry.


Naomi and Wynonna Judd singing in concert in 1990. | Source: Ron Wolfson/Getty Images

Wynonna & Naomi began their musical careers in 1980s. stardom catapulted1983. Their single was the one that earned them their recognition. “Had a Dream (for the Heart),”The band’s first album was a huge success and they were able to top the charts. “Why Not Me,”One year later. 

From that point forward, the duo was gaining popularity by leaps and bounds. While Wynonna was touring with her mother in 1989, she met her future husband, Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser, who happened to be on tour with them.

Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley with Elijah Kelley at Los Angeles International Airport, June 21, 1995. | Source: Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

Wynonna ConfessionShe was “smitten”He was there, but she could not ask her mother for a date. The songstress and Moser were eventually forced to go their separate ways after the tour. 

Wynonna was eventually married married to Arch Kelley III and welcomed two children, daughter Grace, and son Elijah. Their marriage ended in 1998 after two years. They divorced one year later with the singer reflecting on it.

“I don’t care how much you don’t care for someone, it’s a death, it’s a somewhat of a feeling of failure.”

Wynonna says that Wynonna didn’t feel great about herself after her first divorce proceedings. She was fated to fall in love and marry another man.


Wynonna Judd, and D.R. Roach at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards on February 6, 2004. | Source: Ron Wolfson/WireImage/Getty Images

Wynonna Marriage got another chance when she tied the knot with her longtime bodyguard, Daniel R. Roach, in 2003. The couple They kept their marriage alive going by attending couples counseling sessions and doing workshops. 

The husband and singer learned to express their feelings and talk about problems together. They learned how to be kind and not blame each other, and what to say about their frustrations so they could be free.

Wynonna Judged during the PEAK Indy 300 on September 9, 2007 in Joliet. | Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Wynonna Roach was open to the idea of having children after their marriage. Wynonna was once told by the daughter of the vocalist that she would like a black brother/sister because her mother was a singer backup. Wynonna believed she might adopt, but she didn’t.

On March 22, 2007, Roach was arrested in Texas for attempted sexual assault of a minor. Five days later, Wynonna Divorce proceedings filed from him and cited irreconcilable differences.

Wynonna Judidd performs A Christmas Classic live at Hollywood, Florida, November 26, 2007. | Source: Jeff Daly/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Wynonna spoke to People magazine August 2007 and revealed that her initial reaction to Roach’s news was to Get into mother mode to protect her children. He was kicked out of their home by her within an hour of her arrival. She also set clear boundaries. 

However, the singer explained that she knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she married Roach. Both had issues with addiction, but she thought she could change him if he loved her enough. 

Wynonna Judd at Cirque du Soleil’s world premiere “Viva ELVIS”Production in Las Vegas on February 19, 2010. | Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

On her 2010 appearance, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,”Wynonna spoke out about how she had shared her dirty laundry to help others. She shared her feelings about Roach and wanted people to learn from their successes and mistakes. It is possible to state:

“I trusted him with my life, and I didn’t want to stop trusting [people]. It’s a little tough because once burned, forever fears the fire.”

Wynonna Judidd performs at Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years, on April 10, 2010, Ledyard. | Source: Rahav Segev/WireImage/Getty Images

The star said that there was more about her ex husband, but she could not talk about it due to the minor involved. Wynonna spoke out about how she felt betrayed and cheated by her husband. 

She thought about writing a letter to help her deal with the situation. “man-hater songs”and laughing at the whole thing. The The strength of a songstressTo pass the trial, she focused on what was best for her children as well as herself. 


Things in Wynonna’s life seemed to be getting better when she and Moser’s paths crossed, and they started datingIn 2009, after keeping in touch. Their relationship finally led to marriage in 2012 on the singer’s Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee farm.

The Wedding event in private countryThe wedding was held in the summer. Moser died on August 18, 2012, just a few months after their marriage. involved in a motorcycle accidentThat almost cost him his life.

Sadly, the drummer had to have his left leg amputated soon after the crash. Wynonna released a statement one week after the incident in which she shared how it felt. His husband was getting better every day and was starting rehabilitation.

Moser was back on road again 15 months after the accident. He A happy life is “the most exciting gift every single day”He shared his excitement about starting to go to gigs. 


Elijah, Wynonna’s first child, Proposed on December 22, 2017, to his longtime girlfriend of seven years. Hailey was the love of his entire life. He proposed to Hailey by proposing on bended knee.

Glowing cubes placed out in the open during the night of the proposal “Marry Me?”Wynonna, Moser, as well as other family members, were there to celebrate with the happy couple and the songstress. WritingInstagram:

“I am one proud Mama! Merry Christmas indeed!!!”

Elijah appeared to be in a good place, but Grace, his sister struggled with the law. Grace Wynonna’s daughter was arrested at Nashville’s Walgreens Store Parking Lot on December 18, 2015. 

She [Wynonna Judd]She kept her humor intact, sharing that she hadn’t prepared much as she assumed her mother would. [Naomi Judd]was going to do all of the talking.

Backstage with Wynonna Judd, Grace Kelley and Grace Kelley “Little Women”On Broadway, March 23, 2005. | Source: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty Images

After they found the ingredients used in making meth, police arrested her and an accomplice. The singer’s daughter got off lightly when she pled guilty to the lesser charge of possession.

Grace was detained for third time on February 20, 2017 for fleeing from the law. The following year she was Condemned for eight years after ditching the drug recovery program she had been required to attend in November 2017.


Grace was not the only child who struggled in life, as Naomi, Grace’s mother, divorced her. In 2016, Grace and Naomi were separated. “Good Morning America”Wynonna’s mother interviewed revealedThey were “on a break from each other” “estranged.”   

Naomi shared in her book how she has learned to be a good friend and a great leader. Wynonna’s wedding was discoveredPeople magazine, June 2012 to Moser. Ashley and Ashley weren’t invited to the ceremony. 

Wynonna and her mother had been reunited briefly for a short tour, and she recently announced another one that will begin in the fall 2022. The mother and daughter were also reunited in March 2022. Performing on TVCMT Music Awards for the first time in many years.

Unfortunately, Naomi died on April 30, 2022. Suicide was the cause of death at age 76, a day before she and Wynonna were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Naomi’s daughters attended induction ceremonies.

Ashley, who was in tears, told the crowd her mother had always loved them. She was sorry “she couldn’t hang on until today.”As they mourned their mother’s passing, the siblings wept.

Wynonna and Wynonna cited Psalm 23 Bible verse. , “Though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing.” She kept her humor intact, sharing how she hadn’t prepared much because she assumed her mother would do all the talking. 

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