Diana Ross’ first born, 43 year old Rhonda Ross, did an interview a few weeks ago, where she discussed how she eventually discovered that her Dad was not a tall, Jewish American man, but rather an African American Motown Records head honcho.
For those who don’t know, Rhonda had often been referred to as Diana’s and Berry Gordy’s “love child” throughout the years.
It became a modest hit, but had more success internationally, especially in the UK, where it reached the Top 10 and even later topped the chart on re-issue in 1986.
Wilson recorded six more songs co-written by Gordy over the next two years, including "Lonely Teardrops", which topped the R&B charts and got to number 7 in the pop chart.
Motown founder Berry Gordy revealed recently in a television interview that he never asked superstar Diana Ross to marry him early in her career because "she had to have that stardom" and he didn't want their relationship to interfere with that.
Gordy, in a recent interview with Barbara Walters on ABC-TV's "20/20", admitted he loved the young starlet who came to prominence as lead vocalist with the Supremes with such hits as Baby Love, Come See About Me and Back In My Arms Again.
(born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer and songwriter.
He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades.
The couple also had a six-year love affair that produced a daughter Rhonda in 1971.
She was the product of their undercover relationship that lasted for many years while ‘The boss’ Ms.
Ross was with the Supremes and also during her solo career.
The first Berry Gordy was the son of a white plantation owner in Georgia and his female slave.
Berry Gordy II was lured to Detroit by the job opportunities for black people offered by the booming automotive businesses.
The man behind best-selling acts that included The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops and Marvin Gaye, said: “Many of them were bought by these companies with the power and money, including Diana who left for million to go to RCA.