On the new cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules, celebrities host dinner parties for each other and then don’t hold back with their critiques. Three of the six celebrities are singers — Brandy (and her brother Ray J), former ‘NSYNC member Lance Bass (and his mother Diane), and country star Naomi Judd and her husband Larry Strickland.
Naomi and Larry celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in 2016. (Larry is Naomi’s second husband. Her first was Michael Ciminella, father of daughter, actress Ashley Judd.) Larry has been a professional (bass) singer since the 1970s. He got his big break with The Stamps Quartet, lead by JD Sumner, who used to perform with Elvis. He was also a member of the Palmetto State Quartet, a Southern Gospel quartet, from 2008 to 2013. When Naomi went public with her “life threatening depression” diagnosis, Larry was asked what advice he has for loved ones of those suffering with depression. He said, “Get ready to walk that path with them, because they’re going to need you every minute.” Naomi Judd writes about her struggle in the book, River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope. My Kitchen Rules airs Thursdays at 9pm on FOX.