Tracee Ellis Ross on what Dianna Ross taught her about fame

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Tracee Ellis Ross on what Dianna Ross taught her about fame

Popular for playing the character of Rainbow Johnson on hit comedy Series Black-ish, we love Tracee’s quirky humour and of course she’s drop dead gorgeous. But what has always been intriguing about her is the fact that she is the daughter of mega star Dianna Ross and we’ve always wondered what it’s like to be the daughter of an iconic person. 

Gracing the September issue of Elle Canada, Tracee finally spilled the tea on growing up as Dianna Ross’s daughter. 

“I felt like I grew up in her embrace, not her shadow and that is a testament to her. [Her children] were always more important than fame,” she told the magazine. 

“That monster of fame that we see take down so many people with bright lights—my mother protected her light. I don’t know how, but she is a better parent than she is “Diana Ross”‘

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She also shares anecdotes about hanging out in her mother’s change booth when she was out on stage, and how her mother’s clothing inspired her love for fashion, and her later becoming fashion editor at Maribella. 

OMG ~ so excited to be the september 2018 @ellecanada cover girl! link in bio —— “Everybody has different choices, but my desire is to have the life that I’ve lived, all that I’ve done to learn the things that I’ve learned, all the hard lessons I need to own beaming through me and out of my face and out of my body. The history of what I come from—my heartbreaks and my joys—all of it is living in my face. All of those things have made me the woman I am.” —— wearing a @prabalgurung sweater & @simonmillerusa earrings photographer: @ninomunoz  editor-in-chief: @vanessacraft art director: @jedtallo stylist: @elainejyll hair: @larryjarahsims makeup: @lisastoreymakeup nails: @nailbaby_maho #ELLECanadaxTracee

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