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Wynonna Surprises Naomi With a Song She Wrote for Her, on 'The Judds' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 9th 2011 4:27AM
Naomi & Wynona, 'The Judds'It may not have been Mother's Day when the latest episode of 'The Judds' (Sun., 9PM ET on OWN) was filmed, but it couldn't have aired on a more appropriate day. In it, Wynonna Judd brought her mother, Naomi, up on stage during a performance and had her sit nearby on a stool.

"You have been the joy and the intense challenge of my life. To have had this journey with you for 25 years, this is pretty unbelievable," Wynonna said of their lucrative career as a country music duo.

Wynonna then broke into a new song that she'd written to honor her mother. Naomi could do little more than sit there and beam, occasionally reaching over to grasp her daughter's hand.

"My greatest blessing on this earth and this journey has been with you," Wynonna told her.

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'The Judds': Naomi's Earliest Memory Is One of Sexual Abuse (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 11th 2011 6:00AM
A Bad Memory on 'The Judds'While gathering some old family photos to be used in a concert video, Naomi Judd sees a heart-wrenching reminder of a terrible secret she's kept hidden until now.

"My first memory is when I was three and a half, and a man was trying to sexually abuse me," says Naomi on 'The Judds' (Sun., 9PM ET on OWN). "I rebuffed him. It happened twice more. I've never said anything to anybody."

As she and daughter Wynonna peruse the photographs, Naomi finds one from when she was four years old. "In this picture I'm actually standing next to this man."

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Naomi Judd Hesitantly Admits Ashley Was Neglected as a Child (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 7th 2011 4:30PM
Naomi Judd Feels that Daughter Ashley Was Neglected as a ChildNaomi and Wynonna Judd appeared on 'The View' to promote their upcoming series 'The Judds,' which is set to premiere on OWN this Sunday. They also fielded a question from Barbara Walters on Ashley Judd's new memoir, in which she states she was neglected by her family as a child.

"Do you feel that Ashley was neglected?" asked Walters.

"In a way I do," replied Naomi. "But, the thing I want to acknowledge is that I adore my daughter. These two girls and my husband, of course, Larry, are the joy of my life and I support Ashley."

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Wynonna and Naomi Judd Show Support for Ashley Despite Shocking Memoir (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 7th 2011 12:00PM
The Judds Show Support for Ashley Despite Shocking MemoirSister Wynonna and mother Naomi showed support for Ashley Judd on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), despite the actress' memoir, 'All That is Bitter and Sweet,' in which she was highly critical of her family.

In her new book, Ashley described her family as dysfunctional and said she felt lonely and neglected as a child since her mother and sister were focused on their country music careers. Ashley also claims she was sexually abused by several different men as a child.

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Wynonna Judd on 'Larry King Live': 'I Almost Died Twice This Year' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 15th 2010 1:01AM
Wynonna Judd on 'Larry King Live': 'I Almost Died Twice This Year'Singer Wynonna Judd has had a tough year. But she's a survivor. And she's never been shy about discussing her personal difficulties on the air -- including her arrest for drunk driving, her struggles with her weight, her divorce, and the arrest of her ex-husband ... Wynonna has revealed a lot about herself -- always with the goal of sharing her mistakes in order to help others.

Tonight, on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), Wynonna did it again. Accompanied by her mom, Naomi Judd, Wynonna said that she had nearly died twice this year -- once during a collision with another car. " ... What do you mean, you almost died?" King asked.

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Wynona and Naomi Judd Talk About Being Neighbors on Their 1,000-Acre Farm on 'Wendy Williams' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 22nd 2010 1:29PM
Wynona & Naomi Judd, 'Wendy Williams'The Judd women have always been close, with two of them comprising one of the most successful country duos of all time. The Judds were made up of mother and daughter Naomi and Wynona Judd. While talking about life together on their 1000-acre farm on 'Wendy Williams' (Weekdays, syndicated), Naomi wanted to make sure we knew about her other daughter.

She was describing the proximity of their houses on the property. "First it's my house," she explained. "Then it's Ashley. My actress daughter Ashley Judd," she clarified in case anyone was confused. And then to drive the point home, "Her sister," she said referring to Wynona.

"Yeah, they know she's my sister," Wynona laughed.

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Wynonna Judd Has Some Sibling Rivalry With Her Sister Ashley (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 15th 2010 12:01AM
Wynonna Judd Has Some Sibling Rivalry With Her Sister AshleyCountry music singers Wynonna and Naomi Judd were the guests on the latest 'Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated). Mother Naomi and sisters Wynonna and Ashley Judd have been on 'Oprah' a startling eighteen times, dating back to their first appearance in 1990. But on their latest appearance, there was a little tension between Wynonna and Ashley -- even though Ashley wasn't actually in the studio.

Why wasn't Ashley there? Because she's currently in the Congo, on a humanitarian mission to work against violence towards women. Mom Naomi gushed about this. "I'm so proud of my daughter," she said. But Wynonna seemed less excited: "She's got time [to go to the Congo]; she don't have kids." Okay then.

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