The Bond between “Blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross and her superstar mom, the legendary Diana Ross, is so strong that you can literally feel their closeness through the TV screen. It’s not one of those “okay, let’s do this for the camera” type of relationship either, but rather a relationship that Tracee has embraced since she was a child. In an interview with Essence, Tracee recalled how her mother instilled humility into her and her siblings, despite her musical icon status.
“I had a really great mom We had a lot, and as much as I knew that everybody didn’t live that way, she didn’t raise us with a sense of entitlement,” Tracee said.
Diana Ross’s hard work of raising Tracee and her siblings to be humble and work hard to earn their own keep; surely paid off as Tracee Ellis Ross has been nominated for an Emmy and Diana Ross chose the biggest outlet to show her daughter some well-deserved love and support. According to published reports, Ms. Ross took out a full-page ad in “The Hollywood Reporter” congratulating her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross for becoming a 2016 Emmy nominee for Lead Actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of “Bow” in the hit ABC series “Blackish”.
Even though the nominations were announced over a month ago – Diana Ross wanted everyone to know how proud she was of her daughter and her nomination, even Tracee was surprised as she didn’t expect her mom to do this:
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) August 17, 2016
Ms. Ross isn’t the only one excited, fans are also rejoicing at the nomination, which seems way overdue for Tracee who has grown a tremendous fan base since her debut role as “Joan” on the hit show “Girlfriends”. Tracee obtaining the win for her lead role in a comedy series will be historic making her the first African-American woman to win in that category.The previous nominee was Phylicia Rashad, who was nominated for this category in 1986 for her role on “The Cosby Show”. So one might wonder if Diana Ross took out a full page ad just to congratulate her daughter for a nomination, what will she do if she wins?
The Emmy Awards will air on ABC September 18th @ 8pm.
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