In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond opened up about motherhood and defended her choice not to leave a legacy for her eight children.
‘Why would you allow your child not to try to be something? I don’t know anyone who becomes anything if they are just given money,’ the 63-year-old show business vet said.
The ageless beauty – who recently revealed she wanted Selena Gomez to play her in a biopic – continued: “To me, the greatest gift you can give your child is the passion to discover who they are in life. ‘inside and work.’
Speaking out: In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond opened up about motherhood and defended her choice not to leave a legacy for her eight children
Speaking emphatically about her lust for life, the former Dancing With the Stars contestant added, “I mean, I’ve done so many things designing dolls [and much more]. I love to try. I want to try everything. I am a finisher.
Osmond shares son Stephen, 39, with husband Steve Craig, 71, and she has seven other children from her previous marriage to Brian Blosil.
Jessica, 35, Rachael, 33, Brandon, 26, Brianna, 24, Matthew, 23, and Abigail, 18, complete her offspring.
Mary and Brian’s eldest child, Michael, battled depression and took his own life aged 17 in 2010.
Philosophy: ‘Why would you allow your child not to try to be something? I don’t know anyone who becomes anything if they only get money,’ the 63-year-old show business vet said; pictured with his sons Stephen, Michael (front) and Brandon in 1999
Marie admitted in the post that one of the things she teaches her children is to finish what they start.
She said proudly, “It’s one of my rules with my kids. If you start it, you finish it, you never have to do it again, but you have to finish.
‘And, I just think that everything [an inheritance] only breeds laziness and entitlement. I have worked hard and will spend it all and have fun with my husband.
Marie first made her plan not to leave her money with the children in February 2020.
Proud mum: Last November she showered her daughter Brianna with affection as she wished her a happy birthday on Instagram
She was filming an episode of The Talk when she noted, “I think you’re doing your kids a disservice by just giving them a fortune because you’re taking away the most important gift you can give your kids, and that’s ‘is the ability to work.’
The actress explained: “You often see it in wealthy families where the kids don’t know what to do and therefore get in trouble.
‘Let them be proud of what they do. I will donate mine to my charity.
Osmond sometimes uses her social media platform to pay tribute to her children on their birthdays and other special occasions.
Last November, she showered her daughter Brianna with affection by wishing her a happy birthday.
‘Where does the time go? Happy birthday to my precious daughter Brianna,” she began the caption. ‘And now you have two beautiful little girls of your own. You are such a precious and amazing mom!!!
‘I couldn’t love you more, my angel!!!’ she gushed to her 359,000 subscribers.
Achievement: In June, the TV host recognizes her son Stephen as he received his master’s degree
In June, the television host recognizes her son Stephen as he has obtained his master’s degree.
Sharing a photo with him and his wife at the graduation ceremony, she said, “Our amazing son Stephen graduated from UCLA with an MBA!” We are so proud of him!!!! It’s quite an achievement to be a finisher!!!! ‘
“Afterwards, Steve and I told him about the great challenge it had been to go to school and work full time while being a husband and father of four children,” she explained.
Then she added: ‘He told me how much easier it would have been to finish right out of college, but I’m absolutely sure he’ll find an easier way to do the next hard thing in his life. life.
“I don’t believe an experience is ever wasted if we learn from it.”
A mother’s love: Marie shared throwback snapshots with her daughter Rachael as she wished her a happy 33rd birthday in August
Lovebirds: Osmond shares son Stephen, 39, with husband Steve Craig, whom she married in the 80s and then again in 2011