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Diana Ross: ‘Beyond Thrilled’ to Be First-Time Grandma

CAPTION: "I've been very blessed to have that kind of mother," Rhonda tells us of mom Diana (above). "A mother that wanted the best for me."

"I've been blessed to have that kind of mother," Rhonda says of Diana (above). "A mother who wanted the best for me."

You can’t hurry grandkids, as Diana Ross learned this year.

But now that the pop legend has finally got one, she’s tickled pink.

So reports her daughter, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, whose dad is Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.

Interviewed tonight on Timothy Hodge, Rhonda chats about giving birth to her son, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, on Aug. 7, and how her mom has reacted to the bundle of joy.

“This is the first grandchild. It took us a long time—I mean, you know—but what are you gonna do?” Rhonda, who has been married to jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick since 1996, tells host Timothy Hodge. Continue reading