Ashley and Wynonna issued a joint statement on social media following Naomi’s passing, but Wynonna has otherwise remained quiet in the months since.
In A New Interview For CBS This Morning, Wynonna Opened Up For The First Time Since Losing Her Mom And Longtime Duet Partner.
A portion of the interview, that is scheduled to air in-full Sunday morning (September 25), shows Wynonna sharing that she wasn’t aware that her mom was “at the place she was at when she ended it.”
“She had had episodes before and she got better. That’s the challenge with mental illness. It’s really, really mysterious,” Wynonna said. “And that’s what I live in. It’s like…’Was there anything I should’ve looked for or should’ve known. I didn’t. That’s why it’s such a shock.”
Wynonna went on to share that people often misinterpret mental illness as a “character flaw.”
“They don’t know that it’s this incredibly dark and light experience. She had incredibly great days in the middle of the dark days,” Wynonna said of her mom. “That’s why it’s so confusing.”