Wynonna Judd Gives First Interview Since Mom Naomi’s Death

Wynonna Judd has sat down for her first interview since the death of her mother Naomi Judd in April and recounts her final moments with her mother.

“I got the call, and I went over, and I saw her and that was that. I said goodbye to her in the hospital, and I closed her eyes, and I kissed her forehead and that was that,” she reveals in a preview of the “CBS Sunday Morning” interview airing this weekend. “And the next thing I know, I’m sitting here on the front porch, on the side porch … you know, and I’m just tryin’ to figure out what’s next.”

Wy says her mother’s death was very unexpected, noting, “I did not know that she was at the place she was at when she ended it, because she had had episodes before and she got better,” adding, “And that’s what I live in, is like, ‘Was there anything I should have looked for or should I have known?’ I didn’t. That’s why it’s such a shock.”

And while Naomi is gone Why says she can feel her “nudging me,” noting, “And sometimes I laugh. And sometimes I say, ‘I really miss you. Why aren’t you here so we can argue?’”

  • Wy also gave an interview to People where she discusses how she’s been coping since her mom’s death. “How am I coping? It depends on the [situation],” she explains. “I’m on the phone talking and all of a sudden I’ll just begin to weep. Then 10 minutes later, I’m making a dinner and I’m talking to my husband about our date night. Then my granddaughter comes and I cry some more.” She notes, “I cry a lot. That’s okay… It doesn’t mean it’s a sign of weakness.”

Source: CBS News


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