Share this Story

Diana Ross's Grandkids Were the Real Stars of the AMAs

Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed ‘Em and Weep (2005-2012). She’s written for many magazines, newspapers and websites, including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, and The Boston Globe. Jenn’...

The diva genes are strong in this fam

The iconic Diana Ross may have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, but her grandkids — led by grandson Ryan — definitely won the internet. At the event, plenty of glitterati, including the Obamas via a recorded message, praised Ross lavishly for her dazzling career. President Obama quipped, "When we heard Diana Ross was getting the Lifetime Achievement Award, our first reaction was, 'She doesn't have it yet?'"

Stellar actor (and Ross's daughter) Tracee Ellis Ross was on hand to present her mother with the award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Diana's son, Evan, was also there to introduce his famous mom: "What do you get when you cross a chart-topping singer, breathtaking beauty, captivating actress, trailblazing style icon, record-breaking pioneer, legendary megastar, international superstar and an all-around boss? Everybody, you get my mom. Miss Diana Ross."

More: Don't Mess With Kelly Clarkson's Daughter or Else

Nice going, kids. But Twitter really only had eyes for Ross' grandkids, who boogied down onstage in celebration with Grandma. Diana's victory lap started as a solo performance of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and ended in a grand-diva-plus-grandchildren dance party on live TV. Not too shabby, Ross clan. Check out the clips (and tweets) below.

The grandkids started off wiggling in the audience. Jagger, daughter of Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson — who knew? I DID NOT KNOW —  was shy and stayed in her dad's arms. But her older bro, Bronx, and her cousin Ryan started shimmying pretty hard. And when Grandma Ross beckoned for her grandchildren to come up on stage, they needed no further persuasion.

More: Diana Ross Gushes About Son Evan's Wedding to Ashlee Simpson

Twitter is prepared to adopt all of them, especially Ryan, whose mad moves enchanted millions.
The kiddos even pulled a (nice) Kanye. Ross, accepting her award, said, "This is all about love," and grandson Ryan immediately Kanye'd the mic to say, "Grandma, I love you and I'm so proud of you." I mean, come on. Killing it clearly runs in the family.
New in Parenting

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started