Meet Marie Osmond's 8 Beautiful Kids
Marie Osmond spent her entire life in the entertainment industry alongside her siblings. But she is also a doting mother whose family forms the cornerstone of her life.
As someone talented and successful as Marie Osmond, many may wonder if her busy life includes raising kids -- and the answer is yes.
The brunette singer, host, and actress that has been famous as a toddler has raised eight of her own despite having to attend to her busy career. Here's all you need to know.
GROWING UP A CHILD STAR
Marie rose to stardom as a member of the performing family, "The Osmonds." From 1976 to 1979, she and her brother, Donnie, had their own variety show called "Donnie & Marie," and it made them household names.
Marie Osmond’s first child Stephen James Craig was born in 1983 to the singer and her first husband, Stephen Lyle Craig. Two years later, the “Paper Roses” singer divorced Craig and tied the knot with Brian Blosil.
The couple had two children, Rachel and Matthew, and adopted five more -- Jessica, Michael, Brandon, Brianna, and Abigail.
Osmond and her basketball player ex-husband welcomed their only child on April 20, 1983, who now goes by Stephen Craig, after the singer’s second husband adopted him.
Stephen became an actor, and he is best known for his role in the 1989 television movie “It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas.”
Born Rachel Lauren Blosil, Osmond’s second biological child, was welcomed on August 19, 1989. In 2012, she married Gabriel Krueger, who is now working as a costume designer.
The couple had their first child in 2015 and had their second child in 2019. Rachel used her talents to contribute to the Donny & Marie Show at the Flamingo Hotel.
The “There’s No Stopping Your Heart” singer’s eldest daughter is Jessica Blosil, born on December 17, 1987.
In 2007, Jessica dropped her last name and adopted Osmond after her mother separated from her father. Two years later, she came out as bisexual.
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Her mother has never been more supportive. However, tabloids wrote otherwise and said that Osmond’s daughter was kicked out of their family home after coming out with her sexuality.
This caused a lot of backlash on Marie and the Osmonds over the years, but they've since addressed the situation openly, making their acceptance clear.
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Admittedly, the singer shed tears when she found out about Jessica's orientation. Not because she was disappointed, but because she was worried about how other people would treat her daughter.
Jessica has since been enrolled in the Provo City Police Academy and is working as a police officer, bringing pride to her family. In 2019, Jessica married her partner Sara.
Brianna is the youngest daughter among Osmond’s children, born on November 19, 1997. In December 2019, she married producer, cinematographer, and director David Schwep.
David's most recent work is directing the film "Broken Star," starring Analeigh Tipton. The couple chose to have a small and intimate wedding.
Brianna prefers to live a private life away from the limelight that follows her mother. In May of 2019, Briana and her husband welcomed their first child, thirteen days past the anticipated due date.
MATTHEW, BRANDON AND ABIGAIL BLOSIL
Osmond and Brian adopted Brandon Warren shortly after his birth in November 1996, followed by his brother Matthew Richard Blosil, born in July 1999.
Their younger sister, Abigail Michelle, was born in 2002. Osmond and her second husband adopted the three siblings.
Michael Bryan is the second child Osmond and her second husband adopted. He was born on May 4, 1991, and struggled with addiction and depression.
At the age of 18, Michael took his own life by jumping from a building’s balcony. He was buried in East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Utah.
Osmond talks about how music helped her cope with Michael’s loss and was an integral part of her grieving process, as she said:
“With my son, to get through that, I sang -- and a lot of people judged me for going back to work so quickly. But I have seven other children who needed to keep living.”
On an episode of "The Talk" late in 2019, Osmond revealed that her son got "bullied very heavily" and received "horrendous" text messages, which could have contributed to his depression back in 2010.
She's also revealed she's kept texts of the bullying but decided not to take action against the three children at the time. Looking back, Marie is certain it exasperated his feeling of not fitting in.