Paper Roses singer Olive Marie Osmond has been in the public eye since the 60’s when she was a toddler. Since that time, she has entertained millions on television and in concert halls. She is an American country musician, television personality, actress, doll designer, and entrepreneur. Marie leads a busy life having involved in many fields in her career. And, one might wonder if Marie ever gives time to her family and children. In fact, she has got more children than most people ever dream of having. You may be surprised to know that she’s got eight children and she loves them immensely.
Stephen James Craig: The Boy Whom Marie calls her First Child
Stephen James Craig comes as the first son of Marie Osmond with her first husband Stephen Lyle “Steve” Craig. Craig Jr. was born on April 20th, 1983 in Provo, Utah, USA, prior couple of years his parents got divorced. James attended Agoura High School in California and again went back to Utah for attending the college.
Soon after completing his education, he walked on the road paved by his mother. Stephen pursued his career as a singer and an actor. Not to forget, he landed in the acting world when he was just 6 years old. Stephen is best recognized for his work in the 1989 TV movie, It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas. Likewise, he introduced himself to the world as a singer with the album That’s What You Get. It was released in February 2003 in Japan. The album was well appreciated by the critics.
Stephen is married to his beautiful wife Claire Olds and has embraced parenthood with two children. When the couple gave birth to their first son, Marie couldn’t resist herself to show her excitement of entering into the grandma club. Marie brought the little one on the show ‘The Talk” and spoke about becoming a grandmother. She said,
“He is the best. Now I get the grandma club, ladies!!! “
The entertainer Stephen James Craig is now recognized as Stephen Blosil. He borrowed the last name from his stepdad Brian Blosil. Brain legally adopted Stephen when he married Marie Osmond on 27th October 1986 at the Jordan Temple in Utah. However, his stepdad and Marie ended their love story on March 30, 2007.
Jessica Marie Blosil: The Adopted Daughter of Marie Osmond
Despite not being a celebrity, your name will be dragged into the limelight just because you are famously born. Jessica Marie Blosil is the girl who kissed the limelight because of her celebrity parents. She is the adopted daughter of Marie Osmond and her then-husband Brian Blosil. Marie was born on 17th December 1987. She got adopted by the ex-couple when she was only 19 months old. Her new parents nurtured her as one of their own after adopting her.
Raised in a celebrity family, she never struggled to have a good life. She enjoyed her childhood just like her other siblings and was raised with great love and care though was adopted. After growing up, unlike her siblings, she followed her passion and pursued her career away from the stardom. Professionally, Jessica is a Provo City Police officer and has been quietly enjoying her work in Utah ever since.
In 2009, Jessica Marie made headlines of her own when she declared herself a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender group. Rumors were there that Marie disowned her daughter, after knowing she was a lesbian. Because of the family’s devout Mormon faith, the rumors sensationalized the story and reported that Marie threw Jessica out of the family Utah home. The rumor continued that Jessica flew to Los Angeles with her partner.
Later on, Jessica finally spoke the truth out. She revealed she wasn’t kicked out of her home but was accepted through tears and support. Since that time, her mother has been very supportive and has respected her choice. Osmond often talks about the LGBT community. She stated:
“I believe in my daughter’s civil right as a mother. I think that my daughter deserves everything she desires in life. She’s a good girl. She’s a wonderful child. I don’t think God made one color flower. I think he made many. Everybody should have the right to share homes and finances with somebody that they care about. You know on those types of things I’m very supportive. When it comes to marriage, I think that civil rights need to be for all.”
As of now, Jessica lives a low-key life serving as a police officer in Utah and is living with her girlfriend.
Briana Patricia Blosil
Briana Patricia was born on 19th November 1997. The toddler was adopted by Marie and Brian soon after her birth. The information about her biological parents hasn’t been revealed yet. Ever since her adoption, she is known as the daughter of Marie. Briana, unlike her other siblings, keeps herself away from the limelight. She seems to be a very private person as she even doesn’t share her photos in the networking sites.
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Posting and writing this late because I’m en route to the #DaytimeEmmys with my two beautiful daughters Rachael and Brianna. #GirlsTrip ☺️ Our topic of conversation on the plane was the passing of Little #AlfieEvans. CHILDREN’S LIVES MATTER and my heart literally broke Saturday ? when I first heard the news on the radio driving home, that the U.K. toddler had passed away. If you haven’t been following this story, the British courts decided to pull the plug on this precious angel as he fought and hung on to dear life. The rest on my Facebook and see why my thoughts are with his parents today and why we should cherish our freedom even more. The boy’s parents showed their tender love with every breath of their being, taking turns resuscitating their baby until Alfie could no longer take his final breath. May #GodBless you and know my deepest and most sincere prayers go to you and your families. ? Alfie’s is now in the tender embrace of the very God that initially gave him the breath of life. ?❤️ #HisDay #AlfieEvans #freedom #liberty #Happy #Sunday @cmnhospitals
The only pictures of the 21 years old beauty are the ones shared by her mother on Instagram. Other than this, the audiences can’t witness her personal life. She resembles her mother pretty much from head to toe. As per some sources, Briana married her longtime boyfriend David Schwep in December last year.
Branden Warren Blosil
Marie became a mother for the fourth time when she again enlarged her family by adopting Branden Warren Blosil. Just like Briana, he also seems to be a very private person. Branden hasn’t publicized his life. The only pictures of him available on the internet are those shared by her mother. Warren rarely makes public appearances and even doesn’t have any social media presence. Even if he has, the accounts must be private and hidden. However, digging deeper into the personal life of Marie, we gathered some facts about Warren.
Warren blows the candle in November every year. He was born in 1996. However, his exact birth date is yet to be revealed. The 22 years old must have completed his higher education. The actress values education and probably she has left no stone unturned to educate her children. Branden Warren is completely off the radar. So, nobody knows what he is doing nowadays.
Rachael Lauren Krueger: Made Her Mother Proud by Gifting her Rocket
Rachael Lauren is the only biological daughter Marie has with Brian. She was born on 19th August 1989. The 29 years old is married to Gabriel Krueger, a fashion designer. The couple met at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where Krueger was studying fashion. On the other hand, Rachel, a costume designer was in the town with her mom and uncle Donny Osmond. Rachel was designing costumes for their show Donny and Marie Holiday. The couple fell in love and got engaged in December 2012. Ten days later, they exchanged the vows in an intimate Christmas Day ceremony in Park City, Utah.
Soon after tying the knot, Rachael made her momma proud by gifting her a beautiful granddaughter Rocket Jade Krueger (born on August 15, 2015). Rachael and her newborn were all over the headlines as Marie kept on sharing her joy with the media. On her arrival, Marie shared her joy with People as:
“Little Rocket is such a gift! I can’t stop looking at her – isn’t she so beautiful? She looks like her mommy! I could not be happier for Rachael, Gabriel, and their growing family.”
She further added:
“I’m a Glamma again- two times grandma, two times as glamorous! Nine years ago, I was 50 pounds heavier. Today, I’ve felt better and have so much energy to keep up my shows, my family and now my two beautiful grandchildren. I’m a lucky woman.”
Currently, Rachael Gabriel is focusing on her career as a costume designer.
Michael Bryan: Wave of Sadness Following his Demise
One jolt after another hit Marie Osmond’s family back in the early 2000s. The singer’s father died, she parted her way from her 20 years of relationship, and her teenage son committed suicide. Michael Bryan died at the age of 18 after jumping off the roof of his Los Angeles Apartment in 2010. Before he leaped to his death, he texted his friend telling her there was a note for his family. The note suggested that he was depressed before committing suicide. However, the actual reason is still unknown.
Marie Osmond is still struggling to deal with his untimely demise. Born on 14th May 1991, Michael had a rough childhood. He was a drug addict and was even rehabilitated during his early teenage days. During 2007, Michael spent most of his time in the rehab center. But by the end of 2008, Michael turned out as a talented musician. He also got enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. He was happy and was establishing his career. And suddenly he took away his life. Nobody knows why.
He too had a stormy relationship with his father Brian. The relationship turned so ugly that Michael changed his last name to Bryan before his death.
Matthew Richard Blosil
Like said the more the merrier. Marie Osmond seems really fond of having a greater number of children. She went on increasing the number of her children and on the count comes Mathew Richard Blosil. Born on July 6, 1999, Matthew is the third son of Marie. Following his birth, Marie suffered from post-partum depression. She shared her story in the 2001 tome, Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression.” She told:
“I can hear the breathing of my sleeping newborn son in his bassinet next to the bed. My ten-year- old daughter, Rachael, opens the bedroom door and whispers, Mom? into the room, trying not to wake the baby. Not seeing me, she leaves. She doesn’t even consider looking in the closet on the floor. Her mother would never be there. She’s right. This person sitting on the closet floor is nothing like her mother. I can’t believe I’m here myself. I’m convinced that I’m losing my mind. This is not me.”
Marie’s children became her greatest weapon to deal with depression. As of now, her son is growing and trying to figure out what to do with his career. Marie has tried really hard to keep him away from the spotlight. However, Matthew shares his personal life on Instagram posts. One of his pictures on Instagram suggests that he is an Eagle Scout.
Abigail Michelle Blosil: Youngest Among All
Marie Osmond’s little sweetheart Abigail was born in September 2002. The youngest among all siblings is probably in middle school or high school. The teenager’s picture is often shared by her mom on Instagram. Abigail lives with her Mom in Los Angeles and she is probably enjoying her days. The world knows very little about her. As she is very young she hasn’t been into any controversies, rumors, and headlines.
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We’ve heard it said that there are “seasons” in our lives. In this stage of my life journey, I find myself pondering the well discussed subject of how we spend our time. Last night, following the show at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, I enjoyed some “one-on-one” time with my sweet daughter, Abigail. We spent precious time together, talking over one of our fave desserts… FROZEN YOGURT! ? The topic of music came up and how it effects us. I may be a bit biased, but my daughter is wise for her age! ? She told me how she deleted a few songs from her library because at the ripe old age of 16 (my words inserted there, and I definitely wouldn’t want to be that age again! ?), she realized that as much as she liked the music, some of the lyrics weren’t things she wanted imprinted on her mind. She said, even though she wasn’t really listening to the words, she knew her subconscious mind was. Again… pretty dang smart! After we got home, I pondered what my daughter said about the music we listen to and how it truly can impact our overall mood and lives. • On this Sabbath day, let us ponder over what kind of music we listen to and allow to influence our thoughts, and subsequently, our actions. Does it qualify as uplifting or does it bring us down? And like my Abi, what are we willing to remove from our playlists that might have a negative effect on us and the time we spend listening to it? • I've gone into more detail and included a few of my favorite Bible verses on the subject on my Facebook page and at MarieOsmond.com/sundaymessage. #Happy #Sunday! • #seasons #music #musicismedicine
Marie Osmond, the proud mother of eight children loves her all children equally. They are the ones who Marie considers as her greatest energy and source of happiness.