Country singer Wynonna Judd‘s daughter Grace Pauline Kelley has been sentenced to eight years behind bars. The 22-year-old has been serving her jail time since April, after she left her court-mandated recovery program and violated her probation.
Back in May 2017, Grace, whose father is Wynonna’s first husband Arch Kelley, pled guilty to meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent in Tennessee. She was initially ordered to serve 11 months and 29 days in jail but the sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation after 30 days. According to Radar Online, her release date is scheduled for Aug. 10, 2025 but she is eligible for parole on Feb. 4, 2019.
This is not the first time Wynonna’s daughter has been in trouble with the law. In 2015, she was arrested at a Walgreen’s store and charged with promotion of meth manufacture. Before that, her aunt Ashley Judd obtained temporary custody of the troubled youth, after she claimed her mother was popping pills and abusive, but Wynonna denied the allegations. In 2011, she also made headlines when she disappeared for several days during a flight layover while coming home from boarding school.
Wynonna and Grace in 2005.
Earlier this year, Ashley claimed she was a victim of sexual abuse and incest, something her sister and mother Naomi Judd also revealed they were victims as well. “I am so sick and tired of the problem being discussed on TV. I want to be part of the solution,” Wynonna said on The View. “The veil has been lifted,” she added. “There are no more secrets. We can now live in truth.”
Wynonna opened up about her time in rehab in 2006 for food addiction, recalling at the time, “My managers said to me, ‘We see you’re doing a really good job of ending your life by slow suicide.'” She has yet to comment on her daughter’s arrest.
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