How much do you know about Marie Osmond‘s life as a mom? The “Paper Roses” singer has eight kids and she couldn’t love her big family any more!
In 1983, Marie welcomed her first child, son Stephen James Craig, with husband, Stephen Lyle Craig. After the “A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll” songstress and her first spouse divorced in 1985, Marie tied the knot with Brian Blosil in 1986. She later welcomed kids Rachael, Matthew, Jessica, Michael, Brandon, Brianna, and Abigail with Brian. But, sadly in February 2010, Michael died by suicide at age 18.
In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Marie revealed how music helped her grieve Michael’s tragic passing. “With my son, to get through that, I sang — and a lot of people judged me for going back to work so quickly,” she said. “But I have seven other children who needed to keep living and that was how I processed my pain. Music is a powerful thing. When you stop loving music, you die. Music has always been there for me, through the highs and the lows.”
Michael’s death reinforced the importance of family to Marie. That’s why the Grammy nominee made sure to check in on her children during the coronavirus pandemic. The performer stopped by Rachael and Jessica’s homes when she was on her way to Utah in April. Then, once she arrived home in St. George, Marie kept in contact with her family using a group chat.
“It’s one of those things where I know there are difficult times, and there are a lot of people going through trials. But for me, as a mother, it has been such a joy to see,” she said about how her kids have been handling the pandemic on The Talk. “Because you wonder, when you leave this earth are your children going to stay close? Are they still going to still connect? And I know they will.”
“It’s just been this wonderful peace that they really love each other and they’re looking out for each other,” Marie added. “For me, that’s been such an incredible joy as a mom.”
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