5 Things You Might Not Know About Evan Ross

Evan Ross is the child of singer Diana Ross and Norwegian businessman and mountaineer, Arne Næss, Jr. He has three-half sisters from his mother (Tracee Ellis Ross, Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Chudney Ross), three half-brothers and two half-sisters from his father (Christoffer, Nicklas, Louis, Leona Næss and Katinka) and one brother from both parents (Ross Næss). His father was killed in a climbing accident while in South Africa in 2004. Born Evan Olav Næss in Greenwich, Connecticut, the 29 year-old actor and his wife Ashley Simpson (who is the sister of Jessica Simpson) have a daughter together. Ashley has a son from a previous relationship.

1.Best Known for…. being the son of Diana Ross.

2. On Ashlee: Many times Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross’ romance has been called a “whirlwind” relationship because of the pace in which they started dating and became engaged. What many don’t know, however, is that the pair were actually friends rst. The two actually rst met in the early 2000s while on the Hollywood club scene and had many mutual friends which meant they hung out regularly, so they were friends for 10 years before starting a romantic relationship. They married in 2014.

3. Like his mother, he can also sing! Evan began recording his debut album in 2007, and released his rst single, “Yes Me,” in February 2011.

4. He’s been acting on TV and lm for about 14 years. Ross landed his rst major role as Ant in the 2006 comedy ATL. Since then he has appeared on TV in 90210, and lms like Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story. Ross recently landed the coveted role of Messalla — opposite the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth — in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 and Part 2.

5. He has a few famous exes. In the past, Ross was rumored to have dated Aubrey O’Day, Lindsay Lohan, and Hayden Panettiere.

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