Evan Ross: 5 Things You Don't Know About Ashlee Simpson's Fiance

Celebrity News Jan. 14, 2014 AT 5:40PM
Evan Ross On the heels of Ashlee Simpson's surprise engagement to Evan Ross after six months of dating, Us Weekly reveals five lesser-known facts about Simpson's fiance. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Get to know Ashlee Simpson's fiance! On Monday, Jan. 13, Simpson, 29, announced on Twitter that she is engaged to Evan Ross, 25. "My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii !!!!!" the singer and actress captioned a photo of her engagement ring. Ross also tweeted, "The love of my life said YES!!!!!!" Here, Us Weekly uncovers five facts you might not know about Simpson's future husband.

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1. He's got a super-famous family. Ross (real name: Evan Olav Naess) is the son of legendary singer Diana Ross and her second husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess, Jr. He is also the half-brother of actresses Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Tracee Ellis Ross, and singer Leona Naess. Ross told Us back in October that his Grammy-winning mother, 69, approves of Simpson, saying, "She loves her!"

2. He's been acting on TV and film for about 14 years. Ross landed his first major role as Ant in the 2006 comedy ATL. Since then he has appeared on TV in 90210, and films like Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story. Ross recently landed the coveted role of Messalla -- opposite the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth -- in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 and Part 2. "The fans are so amazing, the people are so brilliant. It's just an amazing experience. It's a learning experience as well," the actor said on the red carpet of Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November. "I'm on team Katniss."

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3. This "Supremes" scion, like his mama, can also sing! Ross began recording his debut album in 2007, and released his first single, "Yes Me," in February 2011.

4. He has a few famous exes. In the past, Ross was rumored to have dated Aubrey O'Day, Lindsay Lohan, Hayden Panettiere and According to Greta costar Hilary Duff.

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5. He knew Simpson was "the one" after about four months of dating. Ross went public with his romance with Jessica Simpson's younger sister last July. By November, Ross told omg! Insider that she was "the one," and marriage was "for sure" in their future. The groom-to-be has also Simpson's 5-year-old son, Bronx, from her previous marriage to Pete Wentz. Over the holidays, Ross tweeted, "Can't wait! Christmas with my baby @ashleesimpson and Bronx spending xmas with mom! Can't wait! It's a family affair!"

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