Wynonna Judd to Contest Mom Naomi’s Will After Being Left Out

The daughter of the late The Judds singer is reportedly offended after being excluded from the will as she believes that she is entitled to some of her mother’s $25 million fortune.

AceShowbizWynonna Judd reportedly isn’t going to stay still after being left out from mom Naomi Judd‘s will following her death earlier this year. According to a new report, Wynonna plans to contest the will as she believes that she is entitled to some of her mother’s $25 million fortune.

“With Wynonna, her mother leaving all of her wealth to [husband] Larry [Strickland] sticks in her craw,” a source told the Daily Mail on Thursday, August 4. The source added, “Her feeling is Naomi built her fortune at least partially on the back of Wynonna’s own hard work.

According to the insider, the “Why Not Me” singer “was the one who was the lead singer of The Judds dating back to the 1980s and took Naomi from working as a nurse to being a star.” The insider continued, “It was Wynonna’s amazing voice that pushed them over the top.”

While Wynonna is offended with how Naomi’s assets are being divided, it’s not the case for her half-sister Ashley Judd. The 54-year-old actress allegedly “has no problem with her late mother Naomi leaving her entire $25 million fortune to her second husband Larry Strickland.” The insider explained, “With Ashley it’s never really been about the money.”

Legal experts also weighed in on the drama, noting that it’s not an uncommon decision for Naomi to exclude her daughters in her will. However, they agreed that it does seem to be a slight to both Wynonna and Ashley. “It is common to name the spouse as the executor of a will. But leaving out her daughters seems pointed, like a purposeful act on Naomi’s part,” attorney Holly Davis said.

Prior to this, Wynonna is allegedly angry she was excluded from Judd’s will. She reportedly “believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success.”

Naomi, who shot herself dead in an upstairs room of her Tennessee farmhouse on April 30 after a long battle with her mental health, appointed her husband of 33 years Larry Strickland as executor of her estate, giving him “full authority and discretion” over her assets “without the approval of any court.” She prepared her will in November 2017, almost five years before her suicide, and was judged of “sound mind and disposing memory” when she approved the document.

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