Robert Ellis Silberstein allegedly thinks his ex-wife’s upcoming documentary is a snooze, but he told his family something very different. The reports come days after a fan disrespected Diana on a surprise show in New York City.
The spy, present at an early screening of the film at the Paley Center on Thursday, told the news site that Silberstein — who shares daughters Tracee, Chudney, and Rhonda with the singer — texted a friend during the film, “So boring. Need to find a way to leave.”
However, the 73-year-old music executive gave Ross a pretty different review. “Hey D,” he wrote, according to the witness “just watched the movie with [Ross’ son] Evan, Chudney and Rhonda. You look amazing and sound the same. How amazing you are! Love always, Your X,” or “something very, very similar,” according to the spy.
Then, Silberstein reportedly texted Tracee Ellis Ross to say he was watching the film, and when she asked what’s he thinks of it, he replied, “Six stars. You were great, and Mom is so beautiful wow.”
“Diana Ross: Her Life, Love, and Legacy” will be officially released on March 24, the same Diana celebrates her 75th birthday.
The documentary, which features never-before-seen footage of the singer, interviews with her family, and even clips from her legendary Central Park concert, documented in July 1983, is part of Ross' year-long “Diamond Diana” celebrations to mark her 75th anniversary.
She kicked off the celebrations with a performance at the Grammy Awards in January, and recently gave a surprise concert at the opening night of the of Edition Hotel in Times Square, that, unfortunately, didn’t go viral for the right reasons.
In the middle of the performance, a die-hard fan that had a bit too much alcohol reached out for the singer expecting an acknowledgment from her side. However, Ross kept singing and ignoring the fan, who then proceeded to poke her.
He did it twice, while also trying to touch her pink tulle boa; and when Diana had enough, she swiped her hand at him and proceeded to scold him with a warning finger. Angered at her reaction, the fan, identified as a drag queen who goes by HRH Princess Diandra, gave the diva the middle singer.
He was escorted out from the venue no long after and later expressed his disappointment at Ross’ attitude on social media, saying: “I think after 50 years it's best to love her from AFAR. So VERY sorry!”
Diana acknowledged the incident on an Instagram post about the night, assuring her fans that she remains unbothered by adding in her caption:
“It was truly a lovely moment in NY, it was a reach out and touch moment, totally loving. I was not hit or hurt! A really fun night!”
Diana will return to the Wynn in Las Vegas with six dates at the Encore Theater next June.
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