Michael Jackson and Diana Ross - love and friendship, history and facts
Michael Jackson - The unrivaled pop king, a legend of his time and genre, whose name has become a household name in the industry. Diana Ross - legendary female icon who has never been equaled. "The most successful singer of all time" was the wording under which she entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1993. Given their tremendous success, it is not surprising that the two got along well and were on the same page.
As Michael once said:
"When I think of her, I feel her. We have a cosmic connection..."
Their warm and very close relationship keeps the public in suspense to this day. Love? Friendship? Care and respect? What was really going on between Michael Jackson and Diana Ross - tell us below.
Background and first encounter
Diane began her road to fame in the late '50s in Detroit, starting a band with her friends that would later become the The Supremes. This women's group is well known to the world, and it is difficult to call it just a "trend" of its time.
First of all, the band had a tremendous impact and made a huge contribution to the industry. And secondly, it gave young Ross a ticket to the future! After the Supremes topped the Billboard Hot 100 more than 10 times, their status was cemented. the most successful girl's band decades.
Still, Diane dreamed of a solo career. And she built it - with multimillion-dollar sales, tons of awards, hit tracks and legions of fans around the world. She has also established herself as a talented actress. Her most famous roles include. "Lady Sings the Blues" and "Wiz". At the end of the millennium she was dubbed the most successful singer in history, but then she finally reached the peak of her fame and with the advent of the 2000s she never made it to the top of the charts... But all this is a preface.
At the time they first met, Diane was 25 years old, and she was 14 years older Michael. It happened in 1969: that's when the already famous Ross represented the Jackson 5 at the Ed Sullivan Show, their first major show, thus opening the door to their big future...
Later, Michael spent some time Lived at Diane'suntil his family moved to California. This period made a special impression on the future pop king, as a result of which Ross became his "friend", "girlfriend" and "mother" all in one. This was confirmed by Michael's real mother, who once said:
"You won't be pretty until you look like Diane!" he teased La Toya and Janet.
The story of a complicated relationship
Michael was certainly in love with Diane. But exactly what feelings he had for her - it seems that he himself could not answer this question exactly. She was his muse, his ideal, his idol, his mentor, his mother figure... As far as we know, he wanted to marry her. But Diane never took him seriously. To her, he was a kind of younger brother.
"We had a great time together. Michael and I had a lot of unique moments... We had the same energy, and we were floating on the same page.
Michael was known to carry a picture of Diane with him, and the album cover "HIStory." Even left her a warm message. Together they starred in the movie "Wiz," and, according to those close to them, they spent the entire night in the same hotel room. When an assistant asked Michael the next morning if something had happened between them, Michael said: "You have to ask her about it." When he asked Ross, she replied that he should ask Michael...
Gradually, their magic faded. But they still loved each other in their own way. Diane Got a family and settled in Europe, while Michael suffered a love fiasco. Many believe that at heart he still loved Ross, and for this reason he could not build a serious relationship with another woman. He once told a journalist:
"I fell in love with her and she with me, and we were very close for a long time. Over time, the relationship developed into a good friendship. But she was my first love. When I heard that Diane was getting married, I was happy for her because I knew it would make her very happy. Nevertheless, it was hard for me because I always loved Diane and always will..."
Michael and Diane could have made a great couple, because even their energy was really the same. By the way: rumor has it that it was Ross who became his a role model, and that Jackson wanted to be as cool as she was. Alas, they failed to build a romantic union, though they did manage to keep warm feelings for each other, and carry them through the years.
I guess Michael didn't trust anyone as much as he trusted Diane. According to the will, she had been appointed the guardian of his childrenIn case his mother couldn't take care of them anymore. And even though it was never necessary, the fact that Jackson entrusted Ross with his children speaks volumes...