WYNONNA CONFESSES TO MONEY TROUBLES

Published on: October 12, 2005
WYNONNA CONFESSES TO MONEY TROUBLES

By JOHN SOUTH

Wynonna Judd is in a cash crisis after a reckless spending binge.

The country star has a top 10 single and a best-selling book — but she has to live on pocket money doled out every month by her bank.

Judd — who slashed her spending by 30% after her manager intervened — recently told Ellen DeGeneres that during her wild money sprees, she even bought her mother Naomi a bus.

"The robe and slippers just wouldn't do," she said. "I buy things because I love people. If I see you need more, I give more and I want you to love me so much. I just got carried away."

And last month the plus-sized singer — who has been on a diet and exercise regimen for the past year — told Oprah Winfrey that being on a financial diet was even harder than being on a food diet.

"I had no concept of what I spend on hair and makeup, shoes, wardrobe and tours," she said on Ellen's show.