Ashley "Minnie" Ross was a main cast member on Little Women: Atlanta from seasons 1 to 6. She only made appearances in the first five episodes of Season 6 before her death.
Ashley "Minnie" Rosemarie Ross was born on October 21, 1985 in
Chattanooga, Tennessee. The type of dwarfism that Minnie had is Achondroplasia.
Before Ross was on Little Women: Atlanta, she was a hairstylist.
Minnie was a guest on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, a syndicated radio show that was once co-hosted by her fellow Little Women: Atlanta cast member Shirlene "Ms.Juicy" King Pearson.
She also appeared on "The Breakfast Club" radio show.
On April 26, 2020, Minnie was involved in a car accident near Old National Highway in Atlanta around 11 P.M. Ross was unresponsive at the site of the accident. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. She broke her neck and both of her legs in the collision. On April 27, 2020, after being hospitalized for nearly 24 hours, Minnie passed away as a result of the injuries that she received in the car accident. She was only 34 years old. Ross' resting place is in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Her funeral took place on May 9, 2020 and was live-streamed here: https://msminniemedia.com/memorial-service-video#f82b64b6-004e-45d9-9151-4e2bb90118af
Ross' life was honored during the "In Memoriam" segment on the 2020 BET awards.
The cast of Little Women: Atlanta got together and paid a tribute to Minnie. Footage of the tribute was included in Season 6 of the show.
Behind the Scenes
Minnie attended Brainerd High School and Chattanooga State Community College.
Minnie was a frequent guest on an Atlanta podcast called, "85 South".
In Summer 2017, Minnie went to an urgent care center because she was not feeling well, and having common cold symptoms. She was then rushed to the ER. The doctor told her that she was damaging her heart with the cold medicine that she was taking for her symptoms, and that her oxygen level was at 50 when it should've been 90. She arrived to the hospital just in time, and if she hadn't, she would've died. Ross was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Her condition was genetic--and had nothing to do with her dwarfism. She made lifestyle changes to reverse the heart failure.
in Summer 2018, Minnie started a podcast with rapper Monie Love.
In March 2020, Minnie revealed that she was dating a man named Nick, who is better known as Atlanta music producer, Slickbeatz. They started dating in 2019. The couple first met in 2012, and started out as friends.
She had a close friendship with fellow cast members Amanda and Andrea Salinas. Ross was the godmother of Andrea Salinas' daughter, Aubrey. The Salinas sisters were the only two Little Women: Atlanta cast members that were able to attend Ross' funeral. The service was otherwise only open to Minnie's close relatives due to strict social distancing orders during the Coronavirus outbreak. The general public was able to watch a live stream of the funeral.
- Minnie was her mother's only child.
- She had a half sister named Shelly, who appeared on a season 2 episode of Little Women: Atlanta. She also had a half brother named Gary.
- Ross was once engaged, but broke things off after she found out that her partner was cheating on her.
- Ashley was the owner of an 11 year-old dog named Khloé.