Who is Wynonna Judd’s father? Wynonna Judd was born in May 1964, and she is one of the most famous country music stars in the U.S. Fans may know that the Kentucky native comes from an artistic and famous family, but the truth about her real father, Charles Jordan, is less well known.
Naomi Judd, Wynonna’s mother, was a member of the country music duo The Judds with Wynonna. Naomi, whose real name was Diana Ellen Judd, had Wynonna when she was 18. Four years later, she had Ashley Judd, who went on to win an Oscar but with a different man. Naomi shot herself in the head with a gun and died a few weeks ago. She was 76 and had just been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with her daughter.
Even though Naomi Judd’s death was unfortunate, it is not the only tragedy her talented family has had to deal with over the years. The end of Wynonna Judd’s story with her real father is almost as sad.
Wynnona Judd’s mother was left by her biological father.
Wynona Judd and her mother, Naomi were as close as a mother and daughter could be. According to KBOE Radio, they started performing together in 1983, when Wynonna was about 18, and Naomi was about the same age when she had her.
They kept performing on stage and in the studio for the rest of Naomi’s life. They were close because they were both from Ashland, Kentucky, and because Wynonna and her half-sister Ashley were raised without a father. This made their bond with their mother even stronger.
Wynonna and Ashley were raised in Kentucky as ordinary sisters since they are only a few months apart in age and their family is small. But in her 2011 book “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” Ashley told the truth. ABC News says that in the book, Ashley says that Wynonna, whose real name is Christina Claire Ciminella, was named after her real father, Michael Charles Ciminella.
Naomi married Ciminella after her boyfriend and Wynonna’s biological father, a little-known Kentuckian named Charles Jordan, left her after she got pregnant with Wynonna. Jordan was Wynonna’s biological father.
Even though Ciminella was married to Naomi, they divorced in 1972, when Wynonna was 12 and Ashley was 8. This left both girls without a father. Naomi pretty much raised both girls by herself.
Wynonna Judd tried to get together with Charles Jordan.
In a 2005 interview with CNN, Wynonna Judd said she tried to meet Charles Jordan, her real father, but missed the chance. Wynonna told Larry King then, “I went on a search.” “His name was Charlie Jordan, and I was going to meet him about a month before he died, but I never did.”
Jordan died in 2000, so Wynonna was 36 when she went looking for her real father and lost him.
In 2020, Wynonna met Michael, one of Jordan’s sons. She told Taste of Country that she and her long-lost half-brother had talked on the phone, but she didn’t say much else about their conversation.
Wynonna got divorced from the father of her children soon after her daughter was born in 1996. She remarried twice before finally settling with Cactus Moser, a country music singer, in 2012.
Wynonna told Us Weekly that they met in the 1980s, but because of her career, they had to go their separate ways. Now that they are back together, she says she is a “woman who is absolutely in love.” Even though the truth about Wynonna’s real father and the rest of the Judd family story is sad, she has at least found some happiness in her life.