If you finished a cross-country race in high school, you might expect some orange slices from your parents. A part in a school play might get you an in-costume photo on the fridge. Minor achievements warrant minor praise.
But when your daughter earns an Emmy nomination — and when you, the mother, are a famous singer — well, you might go the extra mile to celebrate.
Diana Ross was understandably excited when her daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, earned an Emmy nomination — outstanding lead actress in a comedy series — for her work on ABC's Black-ish. After all, it's her first nomination. So Diana and the Ross family took out a full-page ad in the Hollywood Reporter to celebrate Ellis Ross' achievement.
Ellis Ross, for her part, was thrilled, sharing her gratitude on Twitter Wednesday along with the hashtag, #RossFamilyRocks.
Ellis Ross obviously had a not-so-average childhood, being the daughter of a famous singer (she was painted by Andy Warhol, which is casual). But this is not just cute; it puts parents everywhere on notice. If they have some casual, full-page-ad-worthy cash lying around, well, the gauntlet has been thrown.