Congrats are in order for Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross. The pair confirmed their engagement on Instagram on Monday. And while fans are more familiar with Simpson’s career, including her 2004’s “The Ashlee Simpson Show” on MTV, fans may not be as familiar with Ross.
So, if you wanted to know more about Simpson’s “baby love,” MTV News has rounded up some facts about the actor/singer.
He’s Diana Ross’ Son … Jealous?
— evan ross (@realevanross) December 11, 2013
Like Simpson, Ross also grew up in a show business family. You might recognize his last name because his mom is Diana Ross — otherwise known as the Supremes’ leading lady, big-hair goddess, movie star and all-around diva. His siblings work in Hollywood too, including big sister Tracee Ellis Ross, who is best known for her work on “Girlfriends.”
He Grew Up Around Legends
Me and the MAN IN THE MIRROR. pic.twitter.com/qRxjkFfa8m
— evan ross (@realevanross) August 22, 2013
As the son of Motown’s ultimate diva, he got the chance to meet some of the best in the biz, including Diana’s longtime pal Michael Jackson.
And He’s Played Them
— evan ross (@realevanross) June 12, 2013
He’s racked up roles in a number of TV shows, music videos (did you catch him in Notorious B.I.G.’s video for “Nasty Girl”?) and movies, including the “90210” reboot, “Girlfriends” and “Jeff, Who Lives at Home.” He’s even dabbled in music himself.
And in 2013, he got the chance to play music producer Dallas Austin in the VH1 TLC biopic “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story.” Considering he comes from music industry royalty, playing the producer probably came pretty easy for the 25-year-old.
He’s About To Blow Up
In addition to several film projects that include “Macbett,” “The Wilderness of James” and “Squatters,” he’s also lined up the role of Messalla in the last two flicks of the “Hunger Games” franchise, “Mockingjay — Parts 1 & 2.”
Most Importantly, He Looks So Cute With Ashlee
— evan ross (@realevanross) July 18, 2013
— evan ross (@realevanross) August 18, 2013
Ashlee and Evan began dating in 2013 and went public with their romance in July. They quickly became a staple on red carpets, including hitting the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” together last November. Need more proof that they’re meant to be? They constantly retweet each other and share with their fans some candid shots of their love affair. Don’t they just look adorable together?