Meet Charles Jordan, the biological father of country singer Wynonna Judd.
The singer’s mother Naomi Judd died on 30 April 2022. Naomi let Wynonna of Charles only when she was in her 30s. So, who is Naomi Judd’s father Charles? Learn about his age and his current whereabouts in this article.
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Meet Charles Jordan, Wynonna Judd Biological Father
Charles Jordan is the biological father of singer Wynonna Judd. But, discovering she has a different father wasn’t the only drama that ensued afterward. Wynonna, a then-30-year-old discovered from her mother that she had a different father than the one who raised her.
“I found out about all of this … when I was pregnant with Elijah [Judd, my son, who was born in 1994],” Judd explains of learning of her biological father’s existence. “I was 30 years old and I found out, you know, part of my life that I thought, you know, this man who was my biological father is not. And it’s Ashley’s father …”
Wynonna shared with Oprah, “The first thing I said was, ‘It’s okay.’ And of course, I’m raging inside…and I’ve just now come to realize nine years later, I’m really angry. Being authentic and knowing who you are, not just what you do, is sacred and I’m doing it now, and all the work is painful”.
Naomi opened up about hiding secrets from Wynonna and said, “I don’t know that I thought about it every day of my life, but there were certainly very few days that I didn’t live with this secret and I think it does something to a child”.
Among the Judd women, Wynonna wasn’t the only one who had no idea about it. Because her sister Ashley knew the secret from a young age.
Ashley spoke about the situation and said, “I think…not knowing the truth is what has messed her up rather than having found out. I had more compassion and understanding for her because I knew. Interestingly, I didn’t consider it my place to tell her. I’m not sure why I didn’t but I certainly got to the point when I was 26 when I thought, ‘Enough!'”.
But, in 2020, Wynonna learned that her biological father had a separate family. Wynonna revealed that she met her half-brother named Michael, Charles with another woman. Michael is three years younger than her and hailed from Kentucky.
Although Wynonna met her half-brother, she never got to meet her father Charles.
Speaking on CNN, Wynonna shared she had always wondered about using her mother’s maiden name. She told Larry King, “Yes, my grandmother Polly Judd, so my biological father I never met him, so there was a real part of me that wondered, OK, there’s this other part of me that’s — that’s unknown and that book is about finding yourself really, you know because I always say I love what I do but I’m not so sure I really love who I am”.
She shared about her father, “Well, it was Charlie Jordan was his name and I was going to go meet him about a month before he died and I never got the chance so…”.
Naomi Judd And Charles Jordan’s Relationship
Naomi Judd, Wynonna’s mother, got pregnant with her when she was 17 years old. They reportedly attended Ashland High School in the early 1960s.
The father of the then still-born baby was Charles Jordan. But, Charles made the decision to escape away from his responsibilities. So, he was out of her life.
In order to give Wynonna her name, Naomi met Michael Ciminella. She married him in 1964, the same year Wynonna was born. There is no evidence that the two of them ever connected with each other again.
Naomi and Michael divorced in 1972. She was married to Larry Strickland, in 1989 and stayed married until her death.
Charles Jordan Today
Charles Jordan reportedly died on 10 August 2000. He died at his home in Louisa, Kentucky, near the West Virginia border, according to the coroner for Lawrence County, Kentucky.
According to Wikitree.com, Charles was the son of William Owsley Jordan and Mary Frances (Watson) Jordan. He was born on 2 January 1945 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky.
According to CMT.com, Jordan lived alone.
His son Michael is now 54 years old, at least.
Charles Jordan Age
Charles Jordan died at the age of 55 in 2000.
What Did Charles Jordan Do For A Living?
There exists no information on Charles Jordan’s occupations as of this writing.
Where Was Charles Jordan From?
Charles Jordan hailed from Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, USA.
Are There Photos Of Charles Jordan Online?
Yes, he has an obituary that contains a photo of Charles Jordan.