Diana Ross’s Son’s Wedding Was a Bohemian, “Shoe-Optional” Fairytale
Diana Ross’s son Ross Arne Naess married his wife Kimberly Ryan surrounded by family like Evan Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Simpson
Diana Ross‘ son, Ross Arne Naess, made his “Endless Love” official. According to Essence, the 29-year-old wed Kimberly Ryan in a magical ceremony surrounded by family and friends. The couple has been together for 11 years and is about to welcome their second child together. Before the event took place, Page Six reported that it would be a “Bohemian,” “shoes-optional” affair, where friends and family will spend the weekend “living in tents.” Based on the photos that guests shared on Instagram, that prediction wasn’t too far off.
The reception took place inside of a white-washed barn, and all of the women in attendance wore flowy white dresses and ethereal flower crowns. The bride wore a stunning long-sleeved, off the shoulder dress with peasant sleeves and gold embroidery, and the groom complimented her style beautifully in an old-fashioned top hat and tux. The little girls in attendance were dressed like fairy-princesses, wearing gold tutus.
The event itself was a true family affair. Naess is Ross’ fourth child (in a line of five), and all of his siblings, including Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross and Hunger Games star Evan Ross were in attendance. Naess’s sister-in-law, Ashlee Simpson (who’s married to Evan) served as one of Ryan’s bridesmaids, and her sister Jessica Simpson was there, too.
Of course, Diana Ross attended the ceremony looking fabulous as ever in her own white dress. According to Essence, rumor has it that she took the stage at her son’s wedding to serenade the newlyweds, though the reports have yet to be confirmed.
Someone who did take the stage, though? Younger brother Evan, who was tasked with singing the first dance song. “I was choking back tears the whole time. So beautiful!” commented one of Ryan’s friends on a photo of the adorable moment.
Ellis-Ross captioned her photos from the day #Magicalweddingweekend, which seems to be a perfectly accurate description.
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Diana Ross’ Fiercest, Most Sickening Diva Looks Through the Years
Cindy Birdsong, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross of the Supremes, 1968.
Diana Ross poses in Grand Central Terminal in New York, New York, 1968.
Diana Ross at the 1978 Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year awards in New York, New York, September 1978.
Diana Ross at the 11th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, January 1984.
Diana Ross at the Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York, March 1988.
Diana Ross at the reception for Jazz and Blues Stolen Moments in New York, New York, April 1993.
Diana Ross at the premiere of Serving in Silence in New York, New York, January 1995.
Diana Ross at the 40th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 1998.
Mary J. Blige, Diana Ross and Lil’ Kim during a memorable appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York in 1999 when Ross infamously played with Kim’s pasty.
Diana Ross at the 31st annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, February 2000.
Diana Ross at VH-1 Divas: A Tribute to Diana Ross in New York, New York, April 2000.
Diana Ross at the launch party for O: The Oprah Magazine in New York, New York, April 2000.
Diana Ross at the 20th annual CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, New York, June 2001.
Diana Ross at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party hosted by Graydon Carter in Beverly Hills, California, March 2002.
Diana Ross at the Dream Halloween Los Angeles benefit for children suffering from HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, California, October 2002.
Diana Ross at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for “Goddess: The Classical Mode” in New York, New York, April 2003.
Diana Ross at the 32nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 2004.
Diana Ross at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy Awards party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2006.
Diana Ross at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, California, February 2006.
Diana Ross at the Rick Weiss Humanitarian Awards in southern California, April 2006.
Diana Ross at the launch of the Tiffany Blue Book Collection at the Museum of Natural History in New York, New York, October 2007.
Diana Ross at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2012.
Diana Ross at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 2014.
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