Wynonna Judd admits that she’s “incredibly angry” at her late mother, Naomi Judd, for taking her own life.
In her first interview since Naomi died by suicide at the age of 76 in April, Wynonna told CBS Sunday Morning that she’s still mourning the loss of her country music star mom.
“I got the call, and I went over, and I saw her and I said goodbye to her in the hospital,” Wynonna, 58, recalled to correspondent Lee Cowan, before admitting that she felt “angry” by her mom’s decision.
“I closed her eyes, and I kissed her forehead, and that was that. And next thing I know, I’m sitting here on the side porch, and I’m just trying to figure out what’s next.”
Wynonna continued, “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. 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.”
When asked specifically if the feeling of anger ever goes away, Wynonna told Cowan, “No, I don’t think so, not for a while.”
Wynonna noted that she still feels her mother’s presence, months after she was found unresponsive on April 30.
“I feel her nudging me. And sometimes, I laugh. And sometimes, I say, ‘I really miss you. Why aren’t you here so we can argue?’” Wynonna said.
“She told me one time, she took my hand and she said, ‘My life is better because of you.’ Those are the memories that are starting to come through, more and more. I think when you lose your mother, a lot of that crap goes away, ’cause it doesn’t matter anymore. It just doesn’t.”
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