The Judds let the secrets fly

Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi, are revealing some of their secrets on television in a documentary on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. "I hope this show can be a testimony to what happens when you are ready to show up and roll your sleeves up, and get real and let secrets fly and lift the veil and be known," Wynonna Judd told Reuters.
The six-part series was filmed as the sometimes warring duo teamed up in 2010 for their first concert tour together in 10 years. The mother-daughter duo had no creative control over the series.
The Judds dominated country music in the 1980s, winning five Grammy Awards, selling more than 20 million albums, and having a string of hits including "Mama's He's Crazy," and "Love Can Build a Bridge." But behind, and often in front of, the scenes, life was far from rosy. Wynonna didn't always get along with her mother, and there was talk of arguments and disagreements on the road.
Naomi, now 65, was not honest with her oldest daughter about her real father, and Wynonna battled weight issues. Last week, both women revealed they had been sexually abused as children, and Naomi's younger daughter, actress Ashley Judd, released a memoir with details of her own painful childhood. Wynonna, 46, credits her life coach for talking her into the TV documentary.
Wynonna said some of the hardest moments during filming were watching her mother talk about her own, long-concealed sexual abuse as a child.
"She told me about it when we went on tour, but to see her talk about it in front of the cameras...It was so hard to watch. I wanted them to shut the cameras down. "Then Ashley sends us her book and I wanted to say, 'Mom don't read it until the tour is over.' But she's going to read it whether I tell her to or not. I'm very protective of her, yet it's between her and Ashley.
I just have to figure out a way to deal with the dynamics," she said. Wynonna said she has not read Ashley's memoir, published last week, but added; "It's like if three people are on a car trip, and when they get back they each have their own version of the trip. I have to accept that and let her present her story."