In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond opened up about motherhood and defended her choice not to leave her eight children a legacy.
“Why empower your child not to try to be something? I don’t know anyone who would become anything if all they got was money,” said the show business vet, aged 63.
The ageless beauty — who recently revealed she wants Selena Gomez to play her in a biopic — continued, “For me, the greatest gift you can give your child is a passion to find out who they are inside and to work. ‘
Speaking out: In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond opened up about motherhood and defended her choice not to leave her eight children a legacy
Speaking emphatically about her zest for life, the former Dancing With the Stars contestant added: “I mean, I’ve done so many things from designing dolls to [and much more]. I like trying. I want to try everything. I’m 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, round out her brood.
Marie and Brian’s eldest child, Michael, struggled with depression and took his own life at the age of 17 in 2010.
Philosophy: Why empower your child not to try to be something? I don’t know anyone who would become anything if all they got was money,” said the show business vet, 63; pictured with sons Stephen, Michael (front) and Brandon in 1999
Marie admitted to the publication that one of the things she teaches her children is to finish what they start.
She proudly declared, “That’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 it.
‘And, I just think everything [an inheritance] does is breed laziness and entitlement. I’ve worked hard and I’m going to spend it all and have fun with my husband.”
Marie first made her plan not to give the children her money back in February 2020.
Proud mom: Last November, she showered daughter Brianna with affection while wishing her a happy birthday on Instagram
She was filming an episode of The Talk when she remarked, “I think you’re doing your kids a great disservice by just giving them a fortune because you’re taking away the most important gift you can give your kids, which is the opportunity to work. .’
The actress explained, “You often see it in wealthy families where the kids don’t know what to do and so they get into trouble.
Let them be proud of what they make. I’m going to give 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 daughter Brianna with affection while wishing her a happy birthday.
‘Where has the time gone? 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 incredible mama!!!
“I couldn’t love you more, my angel!!!” she gushed to her 359,000 followers.
Achievement: In June, the TV presenter recognized her son Stephen when he received his master’s degree
In June, the TV presenter recognized her son Stephen when he received his master’s degree.
She shared a photo with him and his wife from the graduation ceremony and 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!!!!’
“After that, Steve and I talked to him about what a big challenge it had been to go to school and work full time while also being a husband and father of four,” 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.”
“I don’t believe any experience is ever lost if we learn from it.”
A mother’s love: Marie shared snaps from the past with daughter Rachael as she wished her a happy 33rd birthday in August
Lovebirds: Osmond shares son Stephen, 39, with husband Steve Craig, who she married in the 1980s, then again in 2011