When Evan Ross first told his 71-year-old singing sensation mom Diana Ross that he’d fallen for a divorced woman, four years his senior, and that she had a 6-year-old kid by her former husband, she was less than thrilled.
But when she finally met Ashlee Simpson and her son Bronx, and had a chance to get to know them, she went from what could have been a monster-in-law to a doting mother-in-law!
And now that Ashlee and Evan have made her a grandmother for the third time when they welcomed little Jagger Snow on July 30, Dish Nation is exclusively reporting that Diana is over the moon and can’t do enough for the new family of four!
“Diana was very hesitant about her 26-year-old son marrying a woman who was a divorced mother,” a source revealed.
“And she worried he might be making a huge mistake. But once she and Ashlee got a chance to sit down together and get to know each other, they immediately began to bond. And Diana quickly fell for Bronx too – saying he reminded her of her first grandson Raif who is the same age as Bronx.”
The insider says not only did Diana take charge of the kid’s wedding last year at her Greenwich, Conn. estate, she shopped like crazy when she found out Evan and Ashlee were expecting.
“Diana all but bought up the baby stores in Los Angeles picking out all these darling little outfits for baby Jagger,” a source close to the family dished.
“And when it came time to furnish the nursery – she insisted on buying the best baby furniture she could find for her third grand baby. Diana is a very hands-on mother to her five children, and she’s been an amazing grandmother to her first two grandkids.”
“Diana is always on the phone to the Jackson kids and has told them in no uncertain terms that if ever they need anything, she’s there for them,” the source added.
“And she’s so crazy about her first two grandchildren that whenever she’s away, she’s always Facetiming them on her iPhone, and she never returns home without bringing loads of toys and clothes for the little ones.”
The source says Diana and Ashlee have become so close in the past year that the two are even talking about recording together.