Marie and Donny Osmond Celebrate Big Brother Jay's 65th Birthday with Sweet Tributes
Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond paid tribute to their brother Jay Osmond and post rarely seen throwback family pictures that show off Jay's bubbly personality.
Coming from a family of nine siblings must have made been hard for the Osmond siblings to get any sort of attention. However, birthdays seem to be the one moment each sibling gets to shine.
In honor of Jay Osmond turning a year older, Marie Osmond dug up some throwback pictures as she paid tribute to her big brother. In her emoji-filled caption, she wrote that she loved him with all her heart.
In her post, Marie shared two rarely seen pictures of the Osmond family's middle sibling Jay. In the first picture, the two stand by side at an event in Las Vegas for an Osmond family anniversary celebration.
In the second picture, she shared an up-close snap of a much younger looking Jay with hardly and facial hair, but still with the infectious smile he has today. Commenting on the picture, one fan admitted to Jay being her crush.
Hours later, Donny also posted a tribute message for Jay and shared a picture of them smiling as they chatted away while wearing embellished 1970's outfits. In his caption, Donny gushed:
"My brother Jay has been my hero right from the start. #HappyBirthday bro! Wishing you all the best on your big day."
Although Donny and Marie have kept their reign on the stage with their 11 year Las Vegas residency, which ended in 2019, Jay has also kept his focus on show business.
It is reported, a few years ago, Jay and his wife Karen moved to Chester, England, to work with English scriptwriters sand a Swedish production company to write a screenplay about the Osmond family.
Beautiful Christmas day in Chester! We took a long walk on the Roman wall. We are really enjoying our Christmas in England!!! pic.twitter.com/3Zqg5WJDyD— Jay Osmond (@jayosmond) December 25, 2017
Jay said his reason for having the play in England is because the interest in the Osmond family is much higher there than in the United States. Explaining his motivation behind the musical play, he said:
"The story as it's been told before has been too sugary. I wanted to tell the story of how hard it was and how wonderful the journey was."
Happy Birthday to Brother Merrill!!! We've been there together, right from the start. Side by Side :D Hope you have a Rockin' Day!!! pic.twitter.com/ByADZg305R— Jay Osmond (@jayosmond) April 30, 2017
The working title for the play is "He's My Brother." While it will feature original music from the Osmonds, the family will not be involved.
Jay said it would never get off the ground with so many people involved because each of his siblings has their own opinions, and he wanted to give his individual perspective on how he saw his childhood.