Wynonna Judd Pens Heartfelt Post About Son Elijah on His Birthday

by Jennifer Shea

Country star Wynonna Judd is sharing a meaningful family photo on her eldest son’s special day. 

“Elijah & I on his wedding day, October 17, 2020,” she posted to Instagram Wednesday. “To my first born, who turns 26 today, I look at this picture & it’s hard to believe that you’re married! Happy Birthday Son… I am so very proud of you. -Mama.”

Wynonna Judd Celebrated Son’s Engagement

Judd has two kids from her first marriage, which was to Arch Kelley III. The couple got a divorce in 1998 after two years of marriage.

Elijah had dated his wife, Hailey, for seven years before he proposed, according to Taste of Country.

The ring was an emerald cut diamond surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds perched on a band of diamonds, per Rare Country.

Judd’s Tumultuous Life

As for Judd, the country singer has led a tumultuous life. She’s on her third marriage, and her daughter went to prison for manufacturing methamphetamine. But she recently told “Fox & Friends” that her time in quarantine on her rural Tennessee farm has led to a bit of a breakthrough.

“I’m finding joy and sorrow here on the land. It’s called real life, I guess,” Judd told hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt.  

“I’m constantly talking about my healing and recovery process,” she added. “I was famous at 18, I’m an introvert, and I’ve battled anxiety since the beginning of the Judds. When I came home in March, I had a bit of what they call a breakdown and a breakthrough. I discovered that silence can be isolation and also solitude, so I’m working that progress thing.”

During the pandemic lockdown, Judd has been playing virtual concerts for her fans. Her most recent one was on Dec. 20. 

Judd said she finds her sense of purpose in singing, and she looks forward to the day when she can sing to a live audience once again. Until then, she said life in quarantine has been “sweet and simple.”