The tragic real-life story of Marie Osmond

The tragic real-life story of Marie Osmond

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Lisa Hirsch Lozano

Entertainer Marie Osmond has spent almost her entire life in the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean it’s always been easy. The 58-year-old Utah native rose to fame as a young child performing with her family’s musical act, and has been in the public eye ever since.

She’s hosted multiple TV shows, performed in countless stage productions, and has sold everything from dolls to diet products, but if you suppose this celeb has had it easier than everyone else, think again.

Osmond’s early start in the business created a sense of a lost childhood, and since then she has faced everything from sexual abuse and multiple divorces to every mother’s worst nightmare — the loss of a child. One thing that has never changed through it all, however, is her resilience and ability to find the bright side of just about every tragedy she’s faced. Read on for the most challenging situations Osmond has experienced, and how she’s found a way to make it through them all.