In spring 2007, Marie also announced she's divorcing her husband of 20 years.
Forty years after twirling with Andy Williams, Marie Osmond took center stage in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars—this time doing a sexy tango.
reveals that the 55-year-old entertainer is reeling after her brother Jay Osmond’s seven-year-old granddaughter, London Mortensen, was recently killed in a tragic accident at her home in Arizona.
According to the report, a moving trailer door fell and crushed the seven year old.
In 1976, the squeaky clean siblings made history as the youngest entertainers ever to host their own variety show and Friday nights became synonymous with Donny and Marie.
It was four solid seasons of family fun with guest appearances by the Osmond Brothers and the biggest stars of the day.
George and Olive Osmond had nine children, who then had 55 children, who then had 48 kids of their own! More than 100 Osmonds had already been invited to appear on The Oprah Show, and the family decided that it was important for the show to go on. "Donny called us to say the family would be here and that this show would be in honor of their dad," Oprah says.
"Well, I had allergies and I wasn't doing my breathing thing because I wasn't singing, right? our dressings rooms were outside, our hair, our makeup, and I got out there and I couldn't breathe," she says.There is no publishing date set for the book, but the source revealed that when it is published, the family will be rocked to the core, “Her family will find a lot in this book to upset them, but Marie has told them ‘I’m 52-years-old and ready to let everyone know the real story about my life.It’s time to finally set the record straight.” We applaud Marie for her courage, resilience and attitude towards life and we hope this book will seal all of those open wounds. Do you think Marie should release this book and bring her family down? “The book’s topic is the mental illness of depression and how it can shatter families, but Marie plans to reveal everything about her life struggles, including a lot of things her family does not want exposed.” Marie has overcome her terrible battle with depression and has since become one of the most popular women in the entertainment industry.She has a talk show on the Hallmark Channel, regular sold-out Las Vegas performances at the Flamingo hotel, a new line of dolls sold on QVC, books written by her, handcrafting and her philanthropic work with Children’s Miracle Network.
A source close to the Osmond family opened up to The Enquirer about Marie’s battle with depression, “Marie’s depression got so bad at one point she feared her career would be over or she would kill herself if she didn’t take drastic steps to cure her misery.