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26 Years Ago: Naomi Judd Marries Larry Strickland

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Happy anniversary to Naomi Judd! The singer is celebrating 26 years of marriage with her husband, Larry Strickland, today (May 6).

Judd and Strickland wed at Christ Church in Nashville in 1989, with both of Judd’s daughters, Ashley and Wynonna Judd, serving as bridesmaids. Wynonna Judd also performed during the ceremony, along with band member Don Potter.

The Kentucky native says she knows what makes their marriage stand the test of time.

“We come from common backgrounds,” she tells Closer Weekly. “Larry and I are both from a family of six, very blue collar. He worked in the tobacco fields every summer. My daddy had his own gas station and taught me the hard work ethic. Larry is the most humble person I’ve ever met.”

Naomi Judd’s marriage to Strickland is her second marriage. She was previously married to Michael Ciminella, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1972.

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