Who is Elijah Judd?
American social media personality and celebrity family member Elijah Judd, was born in Nashville, Tennessee USA, on 23 December 1994, making Capricorn his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps only known for being the elder child of American country singer Wynonna Ellen Judd.
Education and early life
Elijah was raised in Nashville alongside his younger sister Grace Pauline Kelley, by their mother Wynonna and father Arch Kelley III, who’s a retired businessman; Grace is a drug addict, and is currently serving time for using and selling drugs.
Elijah studied at a local high school in Nashville, and was mostly into playing soccer and basketball during his time there, although he also appeared in a couple of school plays, and occasionally ran track. He took singing lessons, as well, but soon learned that he wasn’t as talented as his mother.
Elijah matriculated in 2013, and although no evidence has been provided about his further education, most of his fans believe that he attended college and graduated in 2017.
Elijah’s yet to speak about his career in public, but it’s widely believed that he’s today a businessman, following in his father’s footsteps, and that he’s working for one of his father’s companies.
Love life and marriage
Even though Elijah prefers to keep his love life away from media, it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man.
He and non-celebrity American woman Hailey Williams became engaged in 2017, and exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family members on 19 September 2020; not a lot has been revealed about Hailey, as she prefers to be left out of media, but it’s believed that she’s a professional dancer. The two don’t have children together, and most of Elijah’s fans believe this to be because they’re both currently focused on their careers.
He’s yet to speak of other women whom he’s dated, Elijah’s married to Hailey Williams as of April 2023, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Elijah isn’t a fan of social media networks, and doesn’t have an Instagram account; he’s still been featured in some of the pictures uploaded onto his mother’s account, which is today followed by more than 250,000 people.
Elijah travelled all around the USA while growing up, thanks to his mother’s career and wealth, and has also been to a number of European and African countries; he rarely travels nowadays, and is leading a peaceful life with his wife in Nashville.
He’s a fan of country music, and his mother’s his favorite performer.
Elijah’s also a fan of Hollywood; his favorite actress is Meryl Streep, while some of his favorite movies include “Let Them All Talk”, “The Post” and “The Iron Lady”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Elijah’s age is 28. His eyes and hair are brown, he’s 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 170lbs (77kgs).
Elijah’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of April 2023, and his mother’s at over $12 million.
Who is his mother Wynonna?
Famous American country musician Wynonna Ellen Judd was born as Christina Claire Ciminella in Ashland, Kentucky USA, on 30 May 1964, making Gemini her zodiac sign. She’s one of the most popular country singers in the US, having had 19 songs top the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, while she’s also known for having been one half of the country duo The Judds.
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Wynonna was raised in Ashland by her mother Naomi Judd and stepfather Michael Ciminella; her biological father Charles Jordan abandoned Naomi before Wynonna was born, and Naomi then married Michael and gave birth to Wynonna’s half-sister Ashley. The family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1968, but Naomi and Michael divorced in 1972; Naomi moved with her daughters to Kentucky in 1976, and then to Nashville, Tennessee in 1979, in pursuit of a music career. Prior to launching her career as a country musician and changing her name, Wynonna’s mother Naomi was known as Diana.
Naomi and Wynonna formed their country duo The Judds in 1983, and in the same year signed a contract with RCA Records. They released many songs in the following eight years, with 23 of these charting on Billboard Hot Country Singles, and they also released eight albums, not including two Greatest Hits albums and a Christmas album. The mother and daughter duo won numerous awards and accolades during these years, including eight Billboard Music Awards and nine Country Music Association Awards, while they were also nominated for five Grammies.
Naomi began suffering from hepatitis C in 1991, which marked the end of The Judds; this led Wynonna to focus on her solo career, and she signed with MCA Records and Curb Records in the same year. She released her debut solo album “Wynonna” in 1992, and its lead single “She Is His Only Need” topped the charts; her second album “Tell Me Why” came out in the following year, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while it also spawned five charting songs.
Some of Wynonna’s following albums were “Revelations”, released in 1996, “The Other Side”, which came out in 1997, and the 2000 album “New Day Dawning”. She returned to the spotlight following the release of her sixth studio album, “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in August 2003, and it spawned hit singles “Heaven Help Me” and “What the World Needs”.
March 2nd, 1983 may be the most important date in Judd “Herstory!” pic.twitter.com/yLutRX9rEK
— The Judds (@juddsofficial) March 2, 2023
Six years passed before Wynonna would release her seventh album “Sing: Chapter 1”, mostly comprised of cover songs. She also turned to writing, and published her novel “Restless Heart” in 2011. Her most recent album “Wynonna & The Big Noise” was released on 12 February 2016.
Wynonna’s also an actress, having appeared in a number of movies and TV series, including the fantasy series “Touched by an Angel”, the comedy series “Hope & Faith” and the sitcom “Kath & Kim”.
Wynonna and Elijah’s father Arch Kelley III divorced in 1998, after having been married for three years, and she then married her former bodyguard D. R. Roach on 22 November 2003; he was arrested for sexually assaulting a 13 years old girl on 22 March 2007, and Wynonna then filed for divorce. She married her third husband, American drummer Scott ‘Cactus’ Moser on 10 June 2012, and they’ve since been together.
Wynonna’s daughter Grace was sentenced to spend eight years behind bars for making and selling methamphetamines in June 2018.
Wynonna’s mother Naomi struggled with a mental illness and depression, and committed suicide on 30 April 2022.