How Many Siblings Does Ross Naess Have?
Diana Ross isn’t just a music icon, she is also a mom to five children, and one of them is Ross Naess.
Ross has many siblings from both his father and mother’s sides.
He and his brother, Evan Ross, were born to the legendary singer and Norwegian businessman and mountaineer Arne Naess Jr.
Ross’s parents married in 1986 and divorced in 2000. His parents were married to other partners before and after, as a result, he has many siblings.
And from his father’s side, he has sisters Katinka Naess, Leona Naess, and brothers Christoffer Naess, Niklas Naess, and Louis Naess.
Ross Naess and his siblings with their mother (Source: Ross Naess/Instagram)
Let’s take a closer look at all his siblings.
Ross Naess and His Siblings from His Mother’s Side
Ross’ oldest stepsister, Rhonda, was born to the legendary singer and Motown CEO Berry Gordy in August 1971.
Diana and Gordy were romantically involved, but two months into her pregnancy with Rhonda, the singer married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein.
No one knew the truth of Rhoda’s parentage. In fact, she called Berry “Uncle BB” until she was 13.
Although Silberstein was not Rhoda’s father, he had two daughters, Tracee and Chudney, with Diana.
Many would recognize Tracee, who is best known for her role as Rainbow Johnson on the intensely popular ABC sitcom, Black-ish.
The uber-talented actress has also won two Primetime Emmy Awards, including a Golden Globe for her role on Black-ish.
While Ross’s two older siblings and mother achieved fame in front of the camera, his sister Chudney stayed behind it.
Chudney became a producer and production manager, working on films like Mesmerized and Fame.
And last but not least is Ross’s own sibling, Evan.
Evan, who is married to Ashlee Simpson, also followed in his family’s footsteps and entered the show business.
He made his acting debut in the 2006 film ATL and has been involved in several projects, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2.
Ross Naess’s Siblings from His Father’s Side
As for siblings from Ross’ father’s side, there isn’t much information about them.
Before marrying his mother, his father was married to Filippa Kumlin, and they had Christoffer, Katinka, and Leona.
His brother, Christoffer, is a producer who is famous for his short documentaries, Magnus - A Spring Day and This is Kabul.
The former won the Amanda Award and Greenpoint Film Award for best short documentary.
Meanwhile, his sister, Leona, is an alternative pop-rock singer with hits like ‘Leave Your Boyfriends Behind’ and ‘I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll.’
Her debut album, Comatised, was released in March 2000, and the first single, ‘Charm Attack,’ was used in the teen comedy Whatever It Takes.
According to reports, his father was in a relationship with Camilla Astrup after his divorce from his mother. This relationship resulted in two more brothers (Nicklas and Louis) for Ross.
Ross appears to be very close with all his siblings, as Harper's Bazar reported that nine out of ten of his siblings were at his wedding.