Wynonna Judd Father: Wynonna Judd, who was born Winona Laura Judd on May 30, 1964, is an American country singer-songwriter best known as one of the lead vocalists of The Judds with her mother Naomi Judd until the two parted ways in 1991. Wynonna Judd has been married three times and she has three children from her previous marriages. She has one daughter by her current husband Cactus Moser, which she had before getting married to him in 2010.
Is Paul Ciminella Really Her Father?
Since the beginning of Wynonna Judd’s career, there has been speculation about who her father was. It was speculated that Paul Ciminella, a man who was part of her management team and claimed to be her stepfather, was not actually her biological father. He died in 1991, but his family insist he is indeed the only dad she ever knew. The rumors were so persistent that at one point a DNA test was done to find out once and for all whether he was her natural parent or not.
The lab results came back saying yes, he indeed was. However, many are still convinced he is not because of how close they acted as father and daughter. Some also speculate that Paul may have fabricated the entire relationship with Wynonna just to stay in control of her life since she became successful. There is no way to know for sure if he truly cared about her.
The Time She Spoke Out
I was born to Naomi Judd and Michael Ciminella, but I would not know that for many years. I grew up in Ashland City, Tennessee with my mom, who taught me how to be strong and independent. When she married a man named Jeff Bridges, I took his last name so it would be easier for people to pronounce and spell. He helped me build a life for myself as an actress-singer-dancer. And then one day when I was about 18 years old, he sat me down and told me the truth about my birth parents.
My mother gave birth to twins on December 28th, 1974 in San Antonio Texas at the Brackenridge Hospital. The doctor said one of them had died and asked if they wanted to save the other baby or just let it go. They chose to save me because of some sign from above that I should live. They never got another chance, because two weeks later their car went off a cliff into a river on January 13th 1975.
Now that I’m grown up and have kids of my own, I understand more than ever what they sacrificed for me–their jobs, their home–everything they had left in order to take care of us. That’s why we’re so close now.
I still don’t really know who my dad is though…
According to her sister, Naomi…
Wynonna Judd Father -According to her sister, Naomi, when she was a teenager, she and Wynonna were watching TV with their mother when they saw their mother’s name on the TV screen. They turned up the volume just in time to hear an announcer say that Tammy had given birth to another daughter named Ashley Judd. The girls were shocked and didn’t know what to think.
The next day they asked their mother about it and she confirmed that Ashley was her daughter with her second husband Michael Ciminella. Apparently they got married in secret before he went off to Vietnam where he died shortly thereafter. When she remarried they decided not to tell their daughters the truth. It wasn’t until after Wynonna was famous did she find out from her mom that Ashley is really her sister and not half-sister! She says now I’m mad as hell! I am still very protective of my family.
I know it sounds too good to be true, but…
It turns out that the world famous country singer, Wynonna Judd, has a famous father who just so happens to be the one and only rock-n-roll legend, Elvis Presley. It was confirmed in her autobiography called Becoming Myself, released in 2007.
She talks about how she didn’t know who her father was until she was 18 years old. She had a birth certificate with her mom’s last name (Miller) on it and knew that she had been born at home because of the way it said breech instead of crowning on her birth certificate.
What do you think about all this?
People are still debating about this. Some say that her biological father was country music singer, Mel Tillis and some say it was country music artist, Curly Seckler. I think that she probably has a lot of both influences in her life, but I’m not sure about the answer to this question. What do you think about all this? People are still debating about this.
Some say that her biological father was country music singer, Mel Tillis and some say it was country music artist, Curly Seckler. I think that she probably has a lot of both influences in her life, but I’m not sure about the answer to this question. In my opinion, there isn’t a definitive answer on this topic so it would be interesting to see what she says if and when she ever answers this question herself.