Why Did Wynonna Judd Exclude Naomi and Ashley from Wedding?

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In an interview with Us Weekly, Wynonna Judd, 48, admitted there were two major absences at her third wedding—her mom Naomi and sister Ashley.

Their exclusion from Wynonna’s big day is made even stranger by the fact that all three reside on the farm in Leiper’s Fork, Tenn., where the wedding took place on June 10.

“Mom is at 11 o’clock, Ashley is, like, at 1 o’clock and I’m at 6 o’clock,” Wynonna told the mag. The country music star added that she’s not sure whether Naomi or Ashley were at home that day or even aware there was a wedding.

“Ashley’s probably so busy with [husband] Dario [Franchitti] having won the Indianapolis 500, she probably doesn’t even know,” she said.

So, why weren’t they invited?

Omitting their names from the guest list is likely due to the trio’s emotional distance. “We’re getting ready to sit down with our life coach and re-evaluate what we want out of this relationship…We just don’t have a lot of contact right now, if any, because we’re all doing our own thing.”

Last year, Ashley, 44, published a memoir titled “All That Is Bitter and Sweet” in which she claimed her childhood was one of “trauma, abandonment, addiction and shame.” And Naomi, 66, had admitted she was “horrible” because she “didn’t know any better.”

After the book came out, Wynonna said she was put in “an unbearable place between two women that I really love.”

Since her recent wedding, Wynonna seems open to mend their relationship. “I’m getting ready to have a meeting with Ashley, and re-do our family contract, and re-set our boundaries,” she said.

Despite her interest in reconnecting with her famous family, Wynonna explained she wanted a wedding day without any drama.

“If I know Ashley, she would have re-positioned my dress, or Mom would have given me a Kleenex to stuff in my bra, or told me I have something in my teeth,” the singer said. “I just didn’t want that. I just wanted to get married!”

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