Tracee Ellis Ross paid tribute in her latest shoot to her mother Diana Ross on July 26 by recreating a look from one of the legendary singer’s photos. Although the 48-year-old provided no reason behind this homage to the icon, she initially uploaded three snapshots on her Instagram page while sequentially captioning each post by counting down from three.
Ross, who is seen raising her arms in the air while flashing her million-dollar smile, was photographed wearing a yellow halter top with matching yellow pants and a beaded necklace in the first upload. She captioned the initial post “No. 3: NAILED IT!!”
Immediately following that post, the “black-ish” star shared the last two images, including a photo of herself and her mother Diana from a 1970s editorial respectfully captioned “No. 2: ME” and “No. 1: MAMA.” In both pictures, the women are wearing similarly colored ensembles and the same necklace as they posed with their arms behind their heads.
As fans caught on to Ross’ tribute, many mentioned how the actress represented her mother so well.
“Okay, redoing the photo shot your mom did years ago. Love it..”
“The Legacy Continues!”
“Like mother like daughter beautiful😍😍.”
“The Lay Out Of Your Entire Statement. #HomageSoHumble ❤️🔥🔥🔥 This is what we need more of❗ #KeepOurLegacyAlive✊🏾.”
“You represent the daughter of Diana Ross very well!! 😍.”
Ross’ current tribute to her mother is one of many posts the actress has shared this year. In honor of Mother’s Day back in May, Ross uploaded throwback photos of herself and Diana as she penned a loving message to the 77-year-old. She wrote, “MAMA ~ I love you beyond! @dianaross Sending Happy Mother’s Day wishes to all those who Mother, who nurture and teach us about mothering and what it is the be mothered. A special embrace to those who need extra love today. I see you and send love to you. May we honor the mother within each of us.”
Prior to that initial post, Ross shared a series of images of the women, including Diana, whom she considered her “home” and “foundation” in honor of International Women’s Day.