Rhonda Ross Kendrick is a singer-songwriter, actress, and public speaker best known as the daughter of singer/actress Diana Ross. She continued her career in the entertainment industry by appearing on the NBC soap opera Another World, for which she received an Emmy nomination. Similarly, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in 1998.
Quick Facts About
|Full Name||Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein|
|Date of Birth||14 August 1971|
|Age||50 years old|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, actress, public speaker|
|Father Name||Robert Ellis Silberstein|
|Mother Name||Diana Ross|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Rhonda Ross Kendrick discovered her biological father when she was 13 years old
Rhonda Ross Kendrick was born in Los Angeles, California on August 14, 1971. Diana Ross, a singer, and Berry Gordy, the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, are her biological parents.
Kendrick’s biological parents were dating at the time she was born. Their parents divorced, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather after her mother married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971.
Surprisingly, the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated actress was never told about her biological father when she was a child. As a result, she mistook her stepfather Robert for her biological father. When she was 13, her mother Diana revealed the truth to her: Robert Ellis was not her biological father; instead, her biological father was Berry Gordy, whom Rhonda referred to as Uncle BB.
Rhonda has a net worth of $20 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, a Brown University graduate, has a net worth of $20 million as of October 2022. Her primary source of income is fairly obvious, as she is a well-known musician and actress.
Kendrick’s music career began in 2004 with the release of her debut album, ‘Rhonda Ross Live Featuring Rodney Kendrick.’ Since then, she has used her music to address social issues, spirituality, racism, sexism, and self-love, which is why she connects with her audience. Her most well-known musical work was her debut solo album ‘In Case You Didn’t Know,’ which was released in 2016.
As an actress, she has appeared in several critically acclaimed films, including The Last Dragon (1985), Franchesca Page (1988), and Personals (1999). Kendrick has recently been actively inspiring “audiences all over the world to think outside the box” through her motivational speaking sessions, workshops, and live tours. These activities also contribute to her overall net worth.
She has half-siblings on both her father’s and mother’s sides
Although Rhonda Ross Kendrick is Diana Ross and Berry Gordy’s only child, they have several children from previous marriages and relationships. Diana Ross has five children from her three relationships, while Berry Gordy has eight children from his six relationships.
Kendrick is the half-sister of 11 siblings in total, 4 on her mother’s side and 7 on her father’s side. Kendrick’s siblings’ names and birth dates are listed below, courtesy of her biological parents!
Her half-siblings on her mother’s side are as follows:
1. Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross (sisters) (sister)
Tracee and Chudney are the daughters of Diana Ross and music manager Robert Ellis Silberstein. He was born on October 29, 1972, and Chudney (producer and production manager) on November 4, 1975.
2. Evan Ross and Ross Naess (brother) (brother)
Ross and Evan are the children of Diana Ross and Norwegian shipping millionaire Arne Naess Jr. Evan (actor) was born on August 26, 1988, while Ross (producer) was born on October 7, 1987. Her half-siblings on her father’s side are as follows:
1. Berry Gordy IV (brother), Hazel Joy Gordy (sister), and Terry James Gordy (brother)
Berry Gordy’s children with his first wife, Thelma Coleman, are Hazel, Berry, and Terry. They tied the knot in 1953 and divorced in 1959. Hazel was born on August 24, 1954, Berry in October of 1955, and Terry in August 1956.
2. Kerry Ashby Gordy (brother)
Kerry Gordy was born on June 25, 1959, to Berry Gordy and Raynoma Mayberry Liles. Berry and Raynoma married between 1960 and 1964.
3. Sherry Gordy (sister)
Berry’s daughter with Jeana Jackson is Sherry. On May 23, 1960, she was born.
4. Kennedy William Gordy (brother)
On March 15, 1964, Kennedy, also known by his stage name Rockwell, was born. Berry and his then-mistress Margaret Norton raised him as their son.
5. Stefan Kendal Gordy (brother)
On September 3, 1975, Stefan, also known as Redfoo, was born. Berry and Nancy Leiviska gave birth to him.
Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Has Been Married For More Than 23 Years
Rhonda met the love of her life, Rodney Kendrick, a jazz pianist and composer, in 1994. Music brought the couple together, and they quickly fell in love and blossomed their relationship. Three years later, on September 14, 1997, the two married, and they have been living together ever since.
Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, the couple’s 11-year-old son, is also a parent. He was born in the month August of 2009. Rhonda and her husband added value to their wedding relationship by musically collaborating on numerous occasions and developing their jazz style. That also inspired Rhonda to become a songwriter, and her career as a songwriter skyrocketed.
In 2020, the couple celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary. On occasion, Rhonda shared a photo of herself and Rodney and expressed gratitude for their “partnership, lessons, laughter, and love.” Rhonda lives a happy and luxurious life with her husband and son.