They were some of the biggest music acts in their day. And now their kids are close friends.
On Thursday Michael Jackson’s 24-year-old daughter Paris Jackson was seen cuddling up to Diana Ross’ 34-year-old son Evan Ross.
The longtime friends were attending the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS in West Hollywood. Both Michael and Diana were friends of the Cleopatra actress.
Friends: On Thursday Michael Jackson’s 24-year-old daughter Paris Jackson was seen cuddling up to Diana Ross’ 34-year-old son Evan Ross
Seated: The longtime pals were attending the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS in West Hollywood
Evan is married to Jessica Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson with whom he has two children: Jagger and Ziggy. He is also stepfather to her son Bronx that she had with rocker Pete Wentz.
Michael died in 2009 at home in Holmby Hills, California.
He was best known for his blockbuster albums Thriller and Bad, but was also a child star with the Jackson 5.
In addition to Paris, he has sons Prince and Blanket (Prince II).
Diana, 78, is still thriving and performs often. One of her biggest hits was her self-titled 1980 album which had the hits I’m Coming Out, Upside Down and Tenderness.
Fame: Michael died in 2009 in Holmby Hills, California. He was best known for his blockbuster albums Thriller and Bad, but was also a child star with the Jackson 5
Her other children are Tracee Ellis Ross, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Chudney Ross and Ross Naess.
Michael and Diana were close friends. Jackson said in an interview in 1983, ‘Diana Ross is everything you could wish for, I love her. I hope she marries me.’
But theirs were only platonic.
In an interview on the Merv Griffin Show in 1970, she said, ‘Michael has always been like a son or brother to me.’
Son and mom: Evan, left, at the event, and his mom Diana Ross, right in June in England
Paris looked stunning at the splashy celebrity filled event.
She donned a strapless gown that showcased her fit physique as she posed for photos before the gala began.
She was pictured hugging her close friend and fellow actress, Alexandra Shipp, 31, during the brief photo session.
It was a party in her name: Both Michael and Diana were friends of the Cleopatra actress. Seen in her hit film in 1963
The singer looked elegant in a strapless gold dress that fell down towards the ground, with a high slit on the right side.
The gown was made of satin material and a form-fitting, corset top which showed off her fit physique.
Paris slipped into a pair of open-toed, brown platform heels that were secured with a strap at the ankles.
Her blonde hair was pulled up and styled into a chic bun, with loose strands falling and bordering her face.
Beautiful: The actress and singer donned a long, gold dress that showed off her fit physique and toned legs
Gorgeous: The Habit star flaunted her best modeling poses as she paused for a few photos at the gala in West Hollywood
The American Horror Stories actress kept her makeup glamorous and vibrant, wearing a layer of black mascara and eyeliner to make her blue eyes pop.
A nude-colored lipstick was worn in order to keep the long dress the main focal point.
To accessorize her gala outfit, Paris donned an assortment of gold bracelets on each arm to match the color scheme. She also added a pair of different, dangly earrings that consisted of gold and red colors.
At one point, the star was seen embracing X Men: Apocalypse actress and friend, Alexandra Shipp, while she stopped for photos.
Close pals: The model hugged Alexandra Shipp from behind while she paused for photos at the gala
Cute! Paris and Alexandra have been spotted hanging out together in the past, including last year for Halloween
Alexandra donned an eye-catching, elegant red strapless gown that fell down towards the floor in a full skirt.
The dress contained a cutout at the front, with the fabric appearing as if it had been tied towards the top.
The beauty, who is set to star in the upcoming live-action Barbie film alongside Margot Robbie, added a pearl necklace for a classic touch to her look, along with a matching bracelet on her right wrist.
Her long locks were styled on top of her head in a line of small buns, showing off a pair of green and gold earrings.
Arriving together: Both Paris and Alexandra were seen arriving to the star-studded event together on Thursday evening
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation was founded in 1991, and was created to raise awareness and funds to help prevent and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Paris is currently an ambassador for the foundation.
The annual gala celebrates the organization, along with honoring stars who have made a major contribution to stopping the spread of HIV and AIDS
During Thursday’s ball, Charlize Theron and Sheryl Lee Ralph were a few of the event’s honorees, alongside Colin Farrell, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Family: Elizabeth Taylor’s grandson and current foundation ambassador, Quinn Tivey, was also in attendance
Honoree: Sheryl Lee Ralph, known for her role in Abbott Elementary, was honored for her contribution and role in preventing the spread of AIDS
At the moment: Honoree Sheryl Lee Ralph takes to the stage at the event
Address: Paris Jackson speaks onstage during The Elizabeth Taylor Ball
Honoree Colin Farrell cut an animated figure as he gave a speech
Speech: The film star captured the attention of the audience as he spoke
In a statement, The Batman actor expressed, ‘I was lucky enough to know Elizabeth and in my time as her friend, it was so clear to me how important she felt her work with HIV/AIDS was. I am now thoroughly honored to help in keeping her message and the importance of her mission alive.’
Other stars and celebrities that attended the event included Elizabeth Taylor’s grandson, Quinn Tivey. He is also a current ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
The producer kept his look classic by wearing a black suit with a matching tie along with sleek dress shoes.
Dapper: Colin joined Quinn Tivey for a picture
Say cheese: He also posed alongside Daniel O’Day
Similar to Alexandra, Abbott Elementary actress, Sheryl, wore a long, red dress. The one-shoulder gown comprised of a cape that fell down behind her.
She wore a pair of red high-heels, while carrying a shimmering clutch bag in her hand.
Academy award-nominated actress, Jennifer Tilly, also made a glamorous appearance at the event. The Child’s Play star wore a glittery, blue tulle gown with ruffled sleeves.
Her makeup was classically done, including black mascara and red lipstick for an additional pop of color to her look.
Wow! Actress Jennifer Tilly turned heads in a glittering blue tulle gown at the gala