Through her singing and incredible vocals, as well as her dancing, acting, and authorship, Marie Osmond became a superstar years ago.
The only girl among the eight brothers, Marie joined the group Osmond Brothers when she was just four. She, however, wasn’t a regular during the group’s television performances through the 1960s. At the age of 12, Marie started her solo career and had her first recording session which she later described as terrifying. “It was a full orchestra and rhythm section. I was the only Osmond girl, what if I failed?” she told Daily Mail in 2015. “So I threw up! Then I went in and sang.”
At the age of just 14, Marie released the single Paper Roses which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. From that moment on, her career flourished and she has remained part of the industry for over six decades.
In 1975, she and brother Donny teamed up for the TV show Donny & Marie where the two sang and co-hosted. The show which hosted famous names like Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Sonny & Cher and Olivia Newton-John always ended with the siblings signing May Tomorrow Be a Perfect Day.
From 2008 up until 2019, the singing duo performed at the Flamingo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marie, just like her mom, had many children. She was married three times, twice to the same husband, basketball player Steve Lyle Craig. The two had one child, son Stephen Jr.
With second husband Brian Blosil, Marie had two biological and five adopted children, making her a mom of eight.
She and Brian lost son Michael to suicide in 2010. Her fans were surprised to see her getting back on stage just weeks after the tragic incident.
Marie recalled the moment she learned of her son’s passing. She had just finished a performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas when she got a call from her security guard back home. He told her that some people from the Coroner’s office were there to see her.
“I knew it was Mike,” Marie told Oprah later in an interview.
Marie reunited onstage with her brother during one of Danny’s Las Vegas shows in November last year.
The duo performed their hit song I’m A Little Bit Country, I’m A Little Bit Rock’ N’ Roll together. With the caption “Together Again” Donny posted a photo of him and his sister.
He said: “Words cannot express how great it was to see my sweet sister at my show on Saturday night at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
“During the Request Segment of my show, someone yelled out, ‘Sing I’m A Little Bit Country, I’m A Little Bit Rock & Roll.’ I went out to the booth where Marie was sitting, and we sang our theme song once again together. The crowd went wild. I wish everyone could have seen it. I’ll remember that moment for the rest of my life. Thank you, Sis. I love you.”
Marie released her latest album, Unexpected, in 2021.
“This is my sixth decade of working and to be a female that’s been able to work every year consistently has just been mind-boggling to me and very much appreciated by my fans,” she told the Toledo Blade. “This album I did strictly to push myself. Some people play multiple instruments, I do multiple singing styles.
“As a child, I was the weird Osmond because I enjoyed all different kinds of music,” she continued. “Yes, I’m country; that’s what I chose to be, but it was very easy for me to sing pop because my brothers did. But I loved country, and I loved the realism and the lyrics, and I loved that women could have lives and children and families and still have a career.”
Along being a successful musician, Marie has also created the product line MD Complete, designed to provide skin care results at dermatologist-level.
She claims she uses her line and that’s the reason behind her youthful looks.
“I’ve been in entertainment for years, under bright lights and wearing heavy makeup so my skin needs a little extra help,” she explained.
“[The line] matches laser treatments—this product is like laser in a bottle,” Marie added. “The side-by-side images of what it can do are amazing.”
Marie has also admitted of undergoing an in-office treatment and a single plastic surgery when she went under the knife to reduce the size of her breasts. “I had very large breasts,” Marie revealed in 2013. “I had a breast reduction. I was my mother’s daughter. I was, like, twenty-something. When I did Sound of Music, all they did was talk about the hills were alive! That’s all they saw were my boobs. I was like an E cup.”
However, besides the singer’s claims that she had never done any procedures on her face, her fans believe just the opposite.
In December of last year, Marie posted a photo of herself and she resembled a completely different person.
“As women, our bodies change as we age, and it’s not as easy to lose weight anymore,” Marie Osmond captioned her post. “What worked before may not work anymore. That’s why I teamed up with the experts @nutrisystem to help develop a plan specifically for Women ages 55+.”
Her fans were far from happy with her new looks, with one of them writing that she’s “one step away from looking like Michael Jackson.”
“Never thought Marie Osmond Would be so [vain] to mess up her once beautiful face!” another person wrote, as reported by Yahoo.
“OK, you’re a beautiful woman! Stop putting all those fillers into your lips,” a third added.
“That don’t even look like you! You must [have] had [too] many facelifts,” someone claimed.
“You look like Kim Kardashian now,” was another comment.
Marie hasn’t responded to the accusations but we honestly believe that as long as she feels good in her skin, she can do whatever she pleases.