A friend maintains the movie tribute was the ideal opportunity for Voight to be introduced to Ross‘ children.
The pal says, “It was the first time all the kids met him together and it was obvious that he charmed them.
Promises is a five- star rehabilitation centre which only treats patients with drug and alcohol problems.
It is located on the Malibu coast and has treated a string of famous names, including Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr.
“At one point, when he was introduced to a family friend, one of Diana’s daughters cracked, ‘Jon’s one of us.'” Friends claim the couple have been fond of each other for years but didn’t embark on a romance until last month when Gordy set them up on a dinner date.
A source says, “Diana has been to hell and back over her booze problems and DUI (drink-driving) arrest, and he (Gordy) kept telling her that since she beat her demons and emerged from the depths of depression, all she needed now was love.
Chudney - Diana's second daughter from her first married to music exec Robert Silberstein - tied the knot with her longterm partner Joshua Faulkner at the family ceremony in Maui, and looked stunning in a traditional white gown.
But Diana Ross was the first She was a very important influence on him from the very start of his career.
Miss Ross, who is due to join Rod Stewart in concert in London next month, is thought to have turned to alcohol and drugs after her 14-year marriage to Norwegian shipping tycoon Arne Naess ended in 1999.
She arrived at the clinic on May 21 and is expected to stay for another three weeks while she completes its 12-step programme.
The 18-year-old Michael Jackson was coy when I interviewed him back in 1978 and we got on to the subject of his friends. 'A very dear, close friend that I can tell my deepest, darkest secrets to because I know she won't tell anyone else. It emerged earlier this week that in his will, drawn up in 2002, he named the 65-year-old singer as the person he wanted to be the guardian of his children should his mother be unable to care for them. All his life he was drawn to powerful women who seemed self-sufficient.
I asked about teenage actress Tatum O'Neal, with whom he was supposed to be going out. 'She's teaching me to drive.' I pressed him further. There was Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, even Jackie Kennedy.