In a gorgeous white sheer and embroidered robe-style gown, Tracee Ellis Ross tapped into her fabulously colorful side for the March 2012 issue of UPTOWN Magazine.

Check out the cover, YBF’s exclusive outtake from her shoot, and what she had to say about finally having some babies inside….

Diana Ross’ baby girl is officially grown and sexy.  The 39-year-old “Reed Between the Lines” actress told UPTOWN about the point she finally realized this was her life to live…and she started living her own life.

And it also sounds like she and her boyfriend Bu Thiam (Akon‘s little brother) may be working on some babies at some point:


Check out the above animated cute flipbook pictorial above of shots from the mag.

And YBF’s exclusive outtake from Tracee’s gorgeous shoot:


Here’s some highlights from her cover story:

On the difference between Carla Reed and Joan Clayton:

“I enjoyed playing a different role. Carla is so different from Joan. And I am at a different point in my life. Joan and Carla are pieces of me. But I am much more than both of them. Joan was a very specific piece of me. She was neurotic, faithless, and afraid, which lends itself to some really good humor. Carla is the evolved version of Joan. She has the love that Joan was looking for, so it creates humor from a different place.”

On taking risks:

“As a younger person, my philosophy was to jump off a cliff. I realize now that there are stairs and elevators. I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. I can even ask for help! Not feeling that I have to know everything, and that’s where the growth comes in, in the not knowing.”

On her “lily pad moment”:

“It’s the time when you come above water and you are aware of your surroundings,” she explains. “I was thinking: Oh my! This is my life? How did I get here? And better yet, what am I going to do with it?”

On becoming a mom:

“I got it from my mother. She always wanted children. I feel like she created space on the planet for us before we got here.”

“Oh, God yeah. I want to be a mom. But, obviously, this stuff happens in God’s time and not mine.”

Loves her!  Check out Tracee’s behind-the-scenes cover shoot video over atUPTOWN.


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