Michael Ciminella (born in 1945) is a 77 year old American marketing consultant and businessman who is famous for being the first husband of Naomi Judd, the songwriter and actress.
Ciminella rose to the spotlight in 2022 after his ex-wife Naomi Judd passed away. He had been a great part of the late singer’s life from 1964 to 1972 before the duo put an end to their marriage of 8 years. Naomi later moved on to remarry while her ex-husband faced his career.
Michael Ciminella was Born in 1945
Judd Naomi’s first husband, Michael Ciminella, was born in 1945 in the United States of America. He was born into a white American family that was Christian and hailed from Kentucky.
As much as details of his parents have been kept away from the public, his mother’s name is known to be Mary Bernadine Dalton. It is not certain if he has siblings as he also kept information about them and what they do for a living off records.
The celebrity ex-husband obtained his primary and high school education from a local school situated in his hometown. He moved on to an undisclosed private university, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
He is a Successful Businessman
Michael Caminella is a successful businessman who started off small. He worked in other business sectors to gain knowledge before establishing his own company. The celebrity ex-husband is the brainbox behind the Ashland Aluminium Co., a multimillion-dollar empire. He dedicated his youthful age to the company and retired after many years.
Michael Ciminella was Naomi Judd’s Husband For 8 Years
Michael Ciminella and Judd Naomi got married in 1964 and annulled their marriage in 1972. Details of how they met and how long they dated have remained unknown to this day. Also, the kind of wedding that they had and other details about their wedding are unknown. However, their marriage was short-lived and spanned only eight years before they pulled the plug on the union.
Unlike many public figures, they decided not to disclose the reason for the divorce. They moved on with their various lives while still co-parenting their children under the custody of Judd Naomi.
Michael Ciminella’s Relationship After His Divorce Has Remained A Mystery
The businessman has proven to be one who doesn’t enjoy being in the spotlight, as he has left many details about himself under the radar. His relationship status after the divorce has remained a mystery as there is no information on if he dated or remarried.
Judd Naomi, on the other hand, moved on and got married to Larry Strickland, an American gospel singer. Their marriage lasted for thirty years before her tragic death.
Glance into the Life of Michael Ciminella’s Ex-Wife
Judd Naomi has been in the spotlight since she started bagging onscreen roles. She was an actress, TV personality, singer, and a member of the music group Judd, which she co-founded with her daughter Wynonna in 1987. Together, they carved a niche for themselves and released several hit songs that made it to the US top lists.
The group stopped performing in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Despite her illness, she continued to participate in a variety of other onscreen activities. She starred in various movies and went ahead to host her own show, titled Naomi’s New Morning, on Hallmark Channel in 2005 and appeared in other TV shows. The singer, during her lifetime, bagged a series of awards and honors in her varied career.
As much as she seemed to be fulfilled, she suffered from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and panic attacks. In addition, the medication she took then produced other side effects that made her worse. On April 30, 2022, a day before she was to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, she decided to end it all and shot herself in her home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.
Her daughters used the Twitter platform to announce her death. Before then, her ex-husband Michael Ciminella was not in the spotlight due to their short-lived marriage. However, after her death, people wanted to know more about her past life.
Michael Ciminella is a Proud Father of Two
Michael Ciminella didn’t just gain fame as the ex-husband of Judd Naomi, he also gained a little fame as the father of Ashley and step-father of Wyannog. Below are all about his children:
Ashley Tyler Ciminella
- Date of birth: April 19, 1968
- Age: 54 years old
- Occupation: Actress, Philanthropist, political activist, and author
Ashley Tyler Ciminella is the biological daughter of the businessman, born to him by his ex-wife, Judd Naomi. She was born on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, the United States of America. Ashley was just four years old at the time of her parent’s separation and was kept in her mother’s custody till she became of age.
She is an actress, philanthropist, author, and political activist who has achieved great feats in her varied career. It was revealed that the actress attended 13 schools before college. Ashley obtained a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kentucky. In 2010, she bagged a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. School of Government at Harvard University. She later obtained her Ph.D. in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
The actress started bagging movie roles in 1991 and has many movie credits to her name. Movies that she has starred in so far include The Game, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Where The Heart Is, High Crimes, and many more. She is also highly involved in U.S. politics and has achieved a lot.
Ashley is also known to give back to society and has supported several charities and foundations. Her charitable efforts can be seen in the Eracism Foundation, Committee for Children, Malaria n More, and a variety of other organizations. Having proved her benevolent heart, she was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) degree from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, in May 2009.
She released a memoir in 2012 titled All That Is Bitter and Sweet. The book is a documentary of her life, from adolescence to adulthood. She got married to Dariop Franchiti in 1999 and got a divorce in 2013 without welcoming any children. She has, however, moved on with her life and living it to the fullest.
- Date of birth: May 30, 1964
- Age: 58 years old
- Occupation: Singer and Television Personality
Wynonna Judd, born Christina Ciminella on May 30, 1964, is the step-daughter of the businessman. She was born to his ex-wife from her previous relationship with Charles Jordan. Just like her mother, she is a singer and television personality.
Details concerning her education have been kept away from the public. In 1983, she started her music career with her mother, forming a team known as The Judds. The Judds came to an end in 1991 after Naomi became very sick. Wynonna started her solo career that year, making her solo TV performance in 1992.
As a solo singer, she has released many songs and albums, which have become a huge success. As a TV personality, she has appeared in a number of TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and The Judds.
She got married to her husband, Arch Kelley III, in 1995, and divorced him three years, later in 1998, after welcoming two children together. Wynonna Judd got married for the second time to D.R. Roach, her former bodyguard, in 2003. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2007 after he was charged with child assault.