In a conversation with my husband last weekend on our way to see the dynamic Diana Ross perform, I asked him who did he think was going to do the opening act for her? Only to our surprise it was her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick’s. Rhonda is often referred to as the love child of Diana Ross and Barry Gordy. After hearing the rumor years ago that Diana had a child by Barry Gordy and with the passing of time, I soon forgot all about this. I finally got an opportunity to see for myself. Rhonda was full of energy, and resembling both her superstar parents.
Families have so many secrets, "who is my father” seems to reach across cultural boundaries. I read an article that said, Rhonda was about 13 years old when she learnt that her mother’s husband and manager, Robert Ellis Silberstein — wasn’t her father.
I could write you a list of adults whose parents and relatives concealed the identity of their birth father until they were grown, married and had their own families, for many reasons. Were they justified for doing this? Who is more probable to suffer from this? If there is any suffering to be done?
Check out Rhonda’s music at: http://www.rhondarosskendrick.com/