Wynonna's An Open Book
From growing up in poverty to her relationships
with her mother Naomi and her sister Ashley, and
her own painful battle of the bulge, Wynonna Judd
bared it all, only to "Extra."
We caught up with Wynonna as she rocked the house
at Body Positives' 10th annual Night For Life
private charity concert in Arizona, where she
was singing to raise money to fight AIDS.
Wynonna's weight has been a big issue for her
for as long as she's been around, so how does
she deal with that? "I sing really well,"
Wynonna replied. "Once they get past 'oh,
she's put on a few pounds,' they listen to my
But what if she could be Ashley's size? "I
have been," she revealed, but admitted, "I
had a hard time being sexy and thin. My weight
kept me grounded in a world that was so fluff,
you know. It kept me from probably dying, seriously,
because if it hadn't been for being grounded physically,
I wouldn't have survived it, I don't think."
Wynonna told us her superstar sister has also
helped her through the tough times, always cheering
her on: "She'll say, 'you know, you look
beautiful today,' and I'm like 'wow,' after I've
beaten myself up for having had this and that
When it comes to eating, Wynonna candidly admitted,
"We all have our addictions, but I'm getting
better, I don't abuse food the way I used to "
And things have also changed between Wynonna and
her mother Naomi. "We are walking a different
walk right now," Wynonna said. "We are
learning how to be mother and daughter in a different
way. It's not about The Judds anymore, it's about
Naomi and Wynonna."
Now Wynonna is opening the book on her incredible
life story with her upcoming memoir "Coming
Home." "It's everything you always wanted
to know behind the scenes," Wynonna told
us. "The life behind the Judd dynasty and
what it was like being on welfare. It's about
the joy and the sorrow of being gifted."