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Family vs. Career: Tracee Ellis Ross Discuss Her Decision

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Family vs. career has been a hot debate topic for quite some time with many, like Gabrielle Union, insinuating that women had to choose one over the other.

Well, that’s not the case for actress Tracee Ellis Ross. The Black-ish star says she had a great example of a woman who did both very well — her mother, Diana Ross! “I had an example of a woman who did not choose one or the other. My mom had a beyond successful career and she was an incredible parent,” Ross told us while on the set of Black-ish.

And although Tracee doesn’t have kids, that doesn’t mean it’s because of her impressive resume. The culry-headed beauty says when people assume she put off having a family to focus on her career it completely confuses her. “What are you talking about?,” she tells those people with the wrong assumptions. “I wasn’t like, ‘not now, I really don’t want that marriage proposal, I’m working towards my career. I’m going to pause in the baby because I’m working on my career’. That wasn’t my experience.”

Tracee believes life happens the way it’s suppose to! And in the meantime, you can catch her play a mother and wife on Black-ish every Wednesday at 9:30pm on ABC.

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