Plain and simple: Diana Ross is a musical legend. She has won numerous American Music Awards, several “Lifetime Achievement” awards, and in 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Ross with the Presidential Medal of Freedom—and for good reason. Miss Ross was one of the most successful female singers of the rock and roll era and the lead singer of the Supremes, one of the best charting girl groups in U.S. history. But she is also a proud parent: Ross has five super successful children who, earlier this year, came together to help the singer celebrate her 75th birthday.
The star-studded affair was attended by O‘s very ownGayle King, Diddy, Bette Midler, Debbie Allen, Beyoncé, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Angela Bassett, Jesse Williams, Gabrielle Union, Heidi Klum, and Kris Jenner, to name a few. Queen Bey even performed at the event. But the icing on the proverbial cake was being able to celebrate the day with her kids.
In an emotional 2011 special, Oprah interviewed Ross and opened up about how the musician influenced her life. “Imagine, for me, being 10 years old watching The Ed Sullivan Show on welfare, no possibility that I could ever sing, and watching her for the first time in a culture that had no Black people on television,” Oprah said, before shedding several tears. “When you first see somebody on television like Diana Ross, who was glamorous and beautiful and represented literally possibility and hope—it was life-changing for me.”
Here’s everything we know about mama Ross and her clan.
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