Marie Osmond: 'Showbiz isn't for eternity. Marriage is'

by | May 11, 2011

Mormons We Know

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from "Women of Character: Profiles of 100 Prominent LDS Women," edited by Susan Easton Black and Mary Jane Woodger.

Singer Marie Osmond’s faith does not come from her parents, she insists. “I am a member of my Mormon faith because I want to be.” Her faith in God and his restored church is her anchor amid the storms that threaten her sense of peace. In 2010, after attending the funeral of a son who committed suicide, Osmond said, “Little did I know I would be relying on my faith, especially as much as I did this past week.”

With faith in the eternal nature of life and a promise of a “forever family,” Osmond, like so many times before, returned to the stage at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, where she was performing with her brother Donny. She told a standing-room-only crowd, “The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing, and that’s what we want to do tonight.”

Read the rest of this story at deseretnews.com
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com