Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser had been married just two months when a motorcycle accident nearly ended their lives together for good. What followed was a long, emotional recovery period that tested the strength of their relationship and redefined who they were as both individuals and a couple. Six months after the tragic crash — in which Moser lost his leg — the 48-year-old singer and her 55-year-old drummer husband sat down with Us Weekly entertainment director Ian Drew to share their story for the first time.
"I remember standing over Cactus, wondering whether he was alive or not," Judd recalls in the new issue of Us Weekly. "I kept saying to myself, 'Be calm, be calm.' When I realized he was still alive, I noticed the leg was gone. I saw remnants of it, um, all over the highway. I just stood there, trying to make sense of it all."
In some ways, the five-time Grammy winner is still trying to make sense of it. She and her husband tell Us they're stronger for having survived the tragedy, but there are dark days. Explains Moser: "We're living two different realities. We learned to respect that we each have our own pain."
For more from the interview — including exclusive details on how Judd is preparing for Dancing With the Stars, what she thinks of rumors about half-sister Ashley Judd running for Senate, and the couple's plans for the future — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday!
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