Marie Osmond Biography
Marie Osmond is a renowned American singer, actress, philanthropist, author, and talk show host. She is also a member of the show business family, the Osmonds. As a musician, she is best known for her country-pop remake, Paper Roses. Between 1976 and 1979, Marie and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the television variety show, Donny & Marie.
Marie made her career debut as part of her brother’s cast, the Osmond Brothers on The Andy Williams Show. She was only four years old. However, she did not perform with her brothers in the group’s television performances through the 1960s.
The show hosted had a joke that Marie was the “newest Osmond brother”. However, it did not take long before she joined her famous siblings onstage.
In 1973, Marie had her first solo success with her “Paper Roses” which rose to number one on the country music charts. The subsequent album with the single’s title also did well.
Teaming up with her older brother Donny, Marie had two pop hits; Morning Side of the Mountain, and I’m Leaving It All Up to You in 1974.
Thereafter, Marie has been having many family tragedies. For sure, she has been through a lot. First, she lost her dad, then followed her divorce, and lastly, her son committed suicide. This really hit. However, she proved to be the strongest woman she is when she bore all this and still rose to focus on her career.
She hit headlines in 2006 when she became a judge on Celebrity Duets, Later the following year, she became one of the finalists on season 5 of the celebrity competition series Dancing with the Stars.
In 2008, Marie joined her brother for a Lengthy Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo Hotel. At this time, they held their variety show titled Donny & Marie.
Marie Osmond Age
How old is Marie Osmond? Marie is 62 years old as of October 2021. She was born on October 13, 1959, in Ogden, Utah, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on October 13th every year.
Mariee Osmond Family
She’s the eighth of nine children (and the only daughter) born to Olive May (née Davis; 1925–2004) and George Virl Osmond (1917–2007).
She was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has eight brothers; Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, and Jimmy Osmond. From childhood, her brothers had a career in show business, singing, and performing on national television.
Osmond has sprouted out of her brothers’ efforts on The Osmond Brothers on The Andy Williams Show when she was four. However, she did not perform with her brothers in the group’s television performances through the 1960s.
Marie Osmond Husband
Osmond has been married three times, twice to the same man, and was engaged once.
In May 1979 she was engaged to Jeff Crayton, an acting student, but in July of that year, they canceled the engagement. During an episode of Watch What Happens Live in January 2019 she told host Andy Cohen that she briefly dated Erik Estrada. She also dated the singer Andy Gibb around the same time.
Osmond was named one of Ladies Home Journal Women of The Year in 1979. The award was presented at the Ladies Home Journal Building in New York City.
On June 26, 1982, Marie married Stephen Lyle Craig, a Brigham Young University basketball player. The following year on April 20, 1983, the two had their only child, Stephen James Craig. However, the two divorced in October 1985.
On October 28, 1986, Osmond married yet another man, Brian Blosil at the Jordan River Temple in Utah. Marie and Blosil had two children, Rachael Lauren (b. August 19, 1989) and Matthew Richard (b. July 6, 1998). They also adopted five children:
- Jessica Marie (born on December 17, 1987)
- Michael Bryan (May 4, 1991 – February 26, 2010)
- Brandon Warren (born on November 1996)
- Brianna Patricia (born on November 19, 1997)
- Abigail Olive May (born on September 5, 2002)
On March 30, 2007, Marie and Blosil announced their divorce. Both parties released a joint statement stating that neither one assigned fault for the divorce.
On May 4, 2011, she remarried her first love, Stephen Craig, in a small ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada Temple. She was wearing her dress from the 1982 wedding.
In 1999, Osmond said that she suffered from severe postpartum depression. Marie has co-authored a book called Behind the Smile with Marcia Wilkie and Dr. Judith Moore. This book exposes her experiences with the illness.
In August 2006, several U.S. tabloids suggested that she had attempted suicide. Those reports were denied by her publicity team, which claimed she had suffered an adverse reaction to a medication she was taking.
Marie Gay Daughter
On April 29, 2009, Osmond said that her oldest daughter, Jessica, was gay and had been living in Los Angeles with her partner. Osmond expressed support for her daughter and for same-sex marriage rights, and in 2010 was named Grand Marshal of the Ogden Gay Pride Parade.
In 2013 Osmond said that civil rights should be for all people. Osmond announced on June 7, 2019, via her Instagram that Jessica married her partner Sara in a civil ceremony and quoted “I could not love the two of you more!”
On January 23, 2010, The Nevada Ballet Theatre recognized Marie as its 2010 “Woman of the Year” during the theaters’ annual B&W gala.
Marie Osmond Son
On February 26, 2010, Osmond’s son Michael killed himself by jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles. He reportedly battled depression and addiction and had been in rehabilitation at the age of 12. An autopsy found no drugs in his system.
Marie Osmond Awards & Nominations
- 1973 Grammy Awards
- 1985 Academy of Country Music Awards
- Grammy Awards
- 1986 Academy of Country Music Awards
- 1987 Country Music Association Awards
Marie Osmond Net Worth
Osmond has an estimated net worth of over $20 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a singer, actress, philanthropist, author, and talk show host.
Marie Osmond Physical Statistics
- Height 5 feet 5 inches
- Body Measurement 39-27-37 inches
- Weight 54 Kg
- Hair Color Dark Brown