Actress, Tracee Ellis Ross took to Facebook on Sunday night to recall a very nostalgic moment that happened with her famous mother last week.
The black-ish star posted a sweet message on the social media website and revealed that her mother, Diana Ross, brought her out on stage during a show in Las Vegas for the first time since childhood.
“Last week, my mom, out of nowhere, stopped her show and asked me to come on stage and sing. I think the last time my mom asked me to sing I was 5 or 6 years old,” she wrote. “I swear at first I thought she said Evan (my brother, a singer, who was also there). But then I realized she said my name, and before I could think, I was walking toward the stage!”
Ross continued, “There’s something about singing… It’s no joke trying to do that as the child of DIANA ROSS, let alone while standing by her side on stage. Plus, when you’re nervous, it’s hard to hear, it’s hard to breathe, and it’s hard to be present. These are all important things when you are singing!” she explained. “Anyway, here it is, me stepping on stage with my mom, fighting through so many childhood fears and fantasies.”
The beauty and her mother delivered a sweet rendition of the Ross’ hit track, “Lady Sings the Blues,” while at the Venetian Theater, which even brought tears of joy. Ross, clad in a yellow gown and Tracee, who wore a black, printed ensemble, were all smiles as they shared the on stage moment.
“All my life I have witnessed her as Diana Ross the icon and Diana Ross the mother, and I have experienced her seamlessly bridge this incredible dichotomy with grace and ease. She is a nurturing and fierce mom, intimate and ancient, in a setting that isn’t meant to support mothering: on stage with the whole world watching,” she explained. “There is a way in which she creates privacy and makes space for the sacred in the most public of settings. It is profound, and defines an infinite depth and wisdom that my mom holds. She has always carved out space for her children. I have always known I was the priority.”
She concluded, “Well here I am, a grown woman with so many thoughts and feelings colluding and colliding. Here is my voice, as much as I could let out. My favorite part was me burying my head into her shoulder. It has been ages since I’ve hidden so deeply in my mother’s embrace and it was awesome.”