Marie Osmond Says Her ‘Strong Belief in God’ Helped Her Avoid Curse That Often Follows Childhood Stardom

At age 61, Marie Osmond is eager for what the future holds for her.

Just one year after the performer took over the role of co-host from Sara Gilbert in the CBS daytime show “The Talk,” Osmond announced in late 2020 that she was leaving to focus on new projects. A year prior, Osmond and her brother Donny Osmond ended their 11-year Las Vegas residency.

Fast forward to 2021, Osmond has been happily spending extra time with her family. The “Paper Roses” singer shared that after years of struggling with her weight, she now has the energy and drive to run around after her seven grandchildren. And the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant now hopes her journey in celebrating her body will encourage others to revamp their lifestyles and make new healthy habits.

Osmond spoke to Fox News about maintaining her 50-pound weight loss, her favorite health tip, escaping the so-called child star curse, and why she won’t be reuniting with Donny, 63, on stage.

Fox News: From a young age, you were told to lose weight. How did you make sense of that?

Marie Osmond: You don’t, unfortunately. Fortunately, I had great parents and a strong belief in God. I was 103 pounds and producers told me I was fat. I was 15. Are you kidding? That’s insanity. Telling a 15-year-old who’s 103 pounds she’s fat is ridiculous.

… [But] I made peace with myself. I said to myself, “You know, little body, you have been really good for me. You hung around when I’ve been brutal to you. Now it’s time for me to be kind to you.” I don’t think we love our bodies enough and appreciate what it does for us.

Fox News: What would you tell your younger self today?

Osmond: I would tell her she’s going to have a wonderful life. You can either sit on all the negatives and worry about the what-ifs, or you can take care of yourself, the incredible body that God gave you.

We’re all different. It’s the comparing that makes us miserable. I tell my kids today, “Don’t worry about a relationship. Figure out who you are first. Learn about yourself and discover what’s best for you first so you don’t become something for someone else.”

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SOURCE: Fox News, Stephanie Nolasco

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