Wyonna Judd is opening up about a big moment in her life, revealing that she just met her brother for the very first time this week.
"I met my brother yesterday," she shared in a new interview. "I have a brother I've never met and I called him. He lives in Kentucky and his name is Michael and I called him on his birthday and I said, 'Hi.'"
Judd went on to note that she had her conversation with Michael "on tape" and plans on writing a song about it. "I have the recording, Andy, of me saying, 'Hi, uh, this is your sister.' And I've never said that before. And I'm going to put it in the middle of a song somewhere. That's the way I work," she said, adding that she likes to "apply real life" to the songs she writes.
"I've got two children. I've got three bonus children and my two children that I birthed. They're grown," she said, joking, "You know, I've got one on parole, one on patrol, baby."
Judd learned about her brother when she was 30-years-old and discovered that she and her sister Ashley Judd do not share the same biological father. "I found out about all of this in 1993 when I was pregnant with Elijah... I found out, you know, part of my life that I thought, you know, this man who was my biological father is not," she explained. "And it's Ashley's father."
"I had a choice," Judd recalled. "I had to decide whether I was better or bitter and in music, that's what we do. We talk about the hard stuff and we talk about the, 'Oh my gosh, I don't want to be here anymore. My heart is broken.'"
"That's what country music is," she added. "We're stories about real life."
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