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Two times Emmy-Award-nominated singer, Marie Osmond is one of the most promising icons in the entertainment field. She's in the showbiz industry for over the five decades. In her singing career, she received a TV Land Award and one recognition for the favorite singing siblings with her brother, Donny Osmond. She is currently co-hosting the 10th season of The Talk show.
Osmond was born as Olive Marie Osmond on 13th October 1959, in Ogden, Utah, United States. She is the only daughter of late Olive May Davis (mother) and George Virl Osmond (father). She grew up with her eight brothers in the American Osmond Singing Family. Marie married thrice and want to know more about her dating history, read along.
Osmond & Stephen Lyle Craig's Married Life
American singer, Osmon tied the knot with a former American basketball player, Stephen Lyle Craig. The wedding with Steve is Marie's third marriage and second time with Craig. On 4th May 2011, at the Las Vegas Nevada Temple located in the Sunrise Manor CDP area, the lovely duo exchanged wedding vows.
During their second nuptial, Osmon wore her 1982 long sleeve applique rhinestone gown. On the other side, Stephen was donned in a white slim fit formal suit with a black waistcoat and a white flower on his left pocket.
Before their second marriage, the pair previously exchanged their wedding vows on 26th June 1982. A year later of their wedding, they eventually separated, citing mental cruelty and divorced on 4th October 1985. Upon their divorce, the Morman Church put Stephen on disciplinary probation and requested to pay $1 per year for Osmond's alimony.
Osmond said that, her matrimony with Craig in the second attempt is God's timing. Since after their second attempt in marriage, Osmond and Craig aren't talking about their separation and maintains a strong bond in their relationship. The pair also celebrated their 9th wedding ceremony on the 4th of May 2019.
Osmond's Second Marriage with Brian Blosil
Donny & Marie co-host, Osmond was married to her second husband, Brian Blosil, who's an American actor and recording engineer. The two walked down the aisle at the Jordan River Temple in South Jordan, Utah on 26th June 1982.
The former pair met for the first time at the house of their mutual friend, Ron Clark in January 1982. After their first interaction, they began dating and got engaged afterward.
The couple stayed married for more than two decades, and after that, they separated because of amicable relationship in 2007. They later divorced by the end of 2007, and Osmon took the responsibility of their seven children with Brian's child support.
Mother of Eight Children
The Talk hostess, Osmond initially became the parent of one child, Stephen James Craig (born on 20th April 1983) with her first spouse, Craig. She also welcomed two biological children, Rachel Lauren (born on 19th August 1989), and Matthew Richard (born on 6th July 1998) with her second husband, Blosil.
Osmond and Brian adopted five children, Jessica Marie (born on 17th December 1987), Michael Bryan (born on 4th May 1991), Brandon Warren (born in November 1996), Brianna Patricia (born on 19th November 1997) and Abigail Olive May (born on 5th September 2002).
Unfortunately, one of their children, Michael committed suicide by jumping from the 8th floor of his Los Angeles apartment on 26th February 2010. The cause of Michael's suicide was depression and drug addiction.
But at the time of the incident, an autopsy found Michael didn't take drugs before committing suicide. In an interview, Osmond said, that it is difficult to get over with the death of her child. The parents of Michael faced serious trauma with that incident.
More to that, Osmond's older daughter, Jessica is married to her long-time partner, Sara through same-sex marriage rights after coming out as a bisexual on 29th April 2009. After their marriage, Marie wished her daughter's new married life with her spouse, Sara via Instagram on 7th June 2019.
Marie's Broken Engagement & Other Dating History
Award-winning singer, Osmond was romantically involved in a relationship with former Mormon Church missionary, Jeff Crayton, who's from Los Angeles, California. The duo announced their engagement in May 1979, but they later called-off due to some problems in August 1979.
In an interview with Andy Cohen on his talk show Watch What Happens Live, Osmond proclaimed that she dated CHiPS actor, Erik Estrada in January 2019. In the same month, Marie also told that she and an English singer, Andy Gibb had a brief relationship.
Previously, Osmond was in a joyful relationship with a movie actor, Dirk Benedict from 1978 to 1979. She also dated American actor, John Schneider from 1981 to 1982
Weight Struggles While Hosting "Donny & Marie"
The founder of CMN Hospitals, Maria disclosed her weight struggles when she was just 15 years old and filming her talk-show, Donny & Marie. It was proclaimed that she weighed 46 kilograms at the time and suffering from tremendous pressure to become fat.
In an interview, she said,
"They said I was an embarrassment to my family, and I needed to keep the food out of my fat face."
Osmond also confessed that she had lost 4.5 KG while hosting her talk-show, Donny & Marie, which caused her by starvation unless she maintained an extreme diet routine. Before this, she used to eat nothing for three days earlier to the shooting of her show and only take lemon water and cayenne pepper with maple syrup. But now, she has found it challenging to maintain a consistent diet for years.
How much is Marie Osmond's Net Worth?
Marie Osmond's total fortune is $20 Million as of 2020, which is more than Aimee Osbourne's net worth. She earns a lucrative salary as a co-host of The Talk so that her salary might be similar to an average income of $72,908 from the show annually.
As a singer, Marie received an earning of $600,000 through her record sales from the RIAA and BPI's certified gold album, I'm Leaving It All Up to You in 1974. She also earned a total earnings of $1 Million from her records, Featuring Songs and New Season in 1976.
Two years later, she collected a fruitful payroll of $500,000 from the album, Goin' Coconuts, which is certified gold by RIAA.
Houses Valued In Millions
The Osmonds' member, Marie currently resides in her lavish house located in Orem, Utah, which she bought at $2.5 Million in 2010. Her residence is based on 2,634 square feet that include five bedrooms, five full, and one-half bathrooms.
Osmond also has accommodation in the Green Valley area of Henderson, Nevada, Las Vegas, which is listed at $2.3 Million. The home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a backyard on 2,345-square-feet.
Author of Three Best Selling Novels
As an author, Osmond wrote her first book, Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression on 1st May 2002. The book currently prizes $19.99 in soft paste, including 42 used ($2.00), 12 new ($12.21), and 1 collectible ($75.00).
Marie's second book, Might as Well Laugh About it Now, which was released on 4th May 2010. The book is about the beloved singing sensation who reveals her emotions on her milestones and missteps of her singing career.
The book is listed as The New York Times bestseller from the American icon with a purchasing cost of $9.00 in paperback that includes 19 used ($2.27) and eight new ($7.66). But, you buy it for $11.99 in the Kindle edition.
Osmond wrote and published her third book, The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude on 1st April 2014. Her novel received four and a half years out of five from 203 ratings.
The book is currently listed at $12.25 in softcover, which includes 38 used ($0.99) and 21 new ($4.57). Likewise, it also costs $19.90 in hardcover, featuring 59 used ($1.04), 12 new ($11.98), and four collectible ($5.95).
Awards & Recognitions
The promising singer, Osmond gained immense popularity through her melodious vocals and mesmerizing vocals. She first received a Grammy Award nomination for her debut song, Paper Roses in 1973. In the same year, she also earned recognition as the best new artist.
Check out the 1973 musical performance of Marie Osmond on Paper Roses
Following that, Marie received a nomination for the Academy of Country Music Award for a top vocal duet with Dan Seals in 1985. After two years, she won a Country Music Association Awards with her singing duo, Seals in 1987. Just like Osmond, Kenny Chesney also won numerous accolades with his incredible talent.
- Marie Osmond is a close friend of Shawn Ora Engemann since her childhood.
- During the shooting of ABC's Dancing with the Stars 2007 live broadcast, she fainted on the stage and stopped breathing for a few seconds.
- One of Osmond's music album, Music is Medicine was a great hit in 2016.
- Marie is the grandmother of her daughter, Brianna and her husband, Dave Schwep's children, including Rachael Schwep (born on 23rd May 2019).
- Osmond and her brother, Donny Osmond performed all over the world, including the UK, Mexico, and so on.
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