The start of a new chapter. Marie Osmond is “back in the studio” following her exit from The Talk. The “Paper Roses” songstress revealed she’s “working” on new music after stepping down from her spot as cohost after just one season.
“Back in the studio today working to finish up a new Symphonic/Broadway album with my talented, lifelong friend and producer Cliff Maag,” the 60-year-old wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, September 9. In her post, Marie shared a photo of the two sitting in front of a recording desk.
Fans were over the moon about the Talk alum’s announcement as they flooded Marie’s comments section with sweet messages. “Wonderful news!! Can’t wait!!” one user wrote, while another echoed, “You go girl! Looking forward to hearing your next album. Happy to see you doing what makes you smile.” A third user chimed in, gushing, “I am so excited! I love your music.”
The Donny and Marie star first announced she was leaving The Talk on September 3. Marie, who joined the star-studded cast in September 2019, said she was giving up her role to spend more time with her husband, Steve Craig, and their seven kids.
“My husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed and remembered we hadn’t been this alone together since 1982!” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “So, at this stage of my life, I’m looking forward to spending more time with him and visiting all the kids [and] grandkids.”
Although Marie will no longer appear on the award-winning talk show, she has some projects in the works with former executive producer and showrunner John Redmann — who also recently left The Talk after 10 seasons. “I’m excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing,” she marveled.
The Love is Key author — who is the mom of kids Stephen, Jessica, Rachael, Brandon, Brianna, Matthew, Abigail and late son Michael — has transformed her talents many times throughout her decades-long career, but Marie will always feel the most connected to music. In fact, the doting mom said being on stage and singing for fans has always been her “safe place.”
“I believe you always have something that you want to do. I probably will work until I’m dead,” she told Closer Weekly in October 2019. “When life brought lots of lemons, work was my lemonade. I loved it. That’s something that I could do and get on stage and kind of leave all the problems behind for an hour.”
We can’t wait to hear Marie’s new jams!