Celebrity Then And Now
Wynonna Judd
Name Wynonna Judd
Birthdate May 30, 1964
Famous Years N/A
Currently Known For Singer
Networth N/A
Famous For I Saw the Light, "No One Else on Earth", "She Is His Only Need"
Wynonna Judd
Name: Wynonna Judd
Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Famous Years: N/A
Currently Known For: Singer
Networth: N/AFamous For: I Saw the Light, "No One Else on Earth", "She Is His Only Need"
Wynonna Judd
Name Wynonna Judd
Birthdate May 30, 1964
Famous Years N/A
Currently Known For Singer
Networth N/A
Famous For I Saw the Light, "No One Else on Earth", "She Is His Only Need"

Though we have seen a lot of popular musicians that have had famous parents, not many actually worked alongside them on stage. That was the case for Wynonna Judd early in her career, though. Judd would team up with her mother, Naomi, to form a duo that would dominate the country music charts with more than a dozen number one hits. When Naomi retired in 1991, Wynonna went solo and would find some success of her own.

Growing up in the public eye and having a famous sister and mother, Judd has always been the topic of conversation because of her battles with weight. Things were starting to get rough in Judd’s personal life, after going through a divorce and battle with alcohol. It was then that Judd was putting on weight fast.

Judd appeared on television to discuss her weight gain, saying that she started turning to food to cope at a very young age after her own parents had divorced. Judd admitted that “I had been so alone those years of my life my parents were divorced that I would get so hungry.” As problems mounted in her life, so did Judd’s weight. She revealed that she was at her highest all-time weight when appearing on the show, which happened between her divorce and a DUI arrest.

The reveal caused Judd to find the root of her eating problems after so many failed diets. It was an interesting family dynamic as the rest of the members of her family had not really struggled with their weight. Judd hired a personal trainer to cut down her weight, dropping an estimated 60 pounds over the next three years. Her trainer was impressed, saying that Judd changed after appearing on television to discuss her weight.

Judd also hired a personal chef to help her lose weight, cutting down on her once massive portions. It looked like things were going very well for Judd, but it wouldn’t last for long. Judd started to put the weight back on that she had lost, and even gained more on top of that. In 2009, it appeared that Judd was the heaviest that she had ever been, and even noticeably larger than when she made her battle with weight public six years prior.

The sudden weight gain was having an effect on Judd’s health, who almost passed away from surgery complications that was being done on her stomach muscles. Judd decided to get back into the gym while starting a weight loss program called brain state conditioning. Over the course of seven months, Judd would end up dropping an incredible 55 pounds, and appeared to be healthier than she had in years.

Exercise was a big part of Judd’s weight loss, and said that after losing weight she could “walk up the hill behind my house without puking.” She also laid off the fatty foods, saying that “Very seldom will you see donuts in my house because I can eat a box. It’s like a chip, I can’t eat just one.” Judd was feeling on top of the world after her weight loss, saying that she was no longer embarrassed of her body.

Not all of the pounds would remain off, but she was looking much better when she appeared on the 16th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013. Judd was estimated to be around 240 pounds at the time of the show, which caused her to drop some fast weight. Judd lost around 40 pounds on “Dancing” to make performing her routines easier. Once again, though, it wasn’t the end of the weight battle for Judd.

Two years after her appearance, tabloids started to run photos of Judd looking heavier again. Sources were saying that Judd went on a starvation diet on “Dancing with the Stars” to lose weight, but quickly gained it all back. They estimated that Judd was close to 300 pounds, which at 5’5” gave Judd an estimated BMI of 49.9, well into the obese range.

The photos also caused people to say that she needed assistance just walking around because of the rapid weight gain. The sources tied to the report said that Judd had given up on dieting because of the yo-yo effect that had gone on throughout the years. While the estimations of 300 pounds were probably a bit high, it was clear that Judd had regained much of the weight that she had lost on “Dancing with the Stars”.

Over the past two years, though, it seems that Judd’s weight has trended back downward. Judd went back on the road to perform with her band and released a new album. Fans were pleasantly surprised to see that Judd had started to lose weight again. Now, Judd is touring the country with her slimmer figure, showing off to the world once more.

It’s encouraging to see that Judd hasn’t given up with her battle against weight, when it would be easy to throw in the towel. Even though she has regained lost weight in the past, there’s hope that her latest diet will stick to give her a longer and healthier life. At one point, she even joked that “By spring, I would like to get back to my original weight of eight pounds and 15 ounces.” Though that doesn’t seem likely, any weight loss is encouraging.


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