Turned down the starring role in the movie, Grease (1978) on "moral grounds".
Children: Stephen Blosil (aka Stephen James Craig) (b. 1983 - father is first husband Steve Craig), Jessica Marie (b. 1987), Rachael Lauren (b. 1989), Michael Brian (b. 1991 - February 26, 2010), Brandon Warren (b. 1996), Brianna Patricia Lynne (b. 1997), Matthew Richard (b. 1999) and Abigail Olive May (b. 2002).
Co-founder/co-host, with John Schneider, of Children's Miracle Network, a project of The Osmond Foundation. The largest annual broadcast in fund raising history, it has raised in excess of 1.8 billion dollars since 1983, 100 percent of which has stayed in the local area in which it was raised for medical treatment, research and assistance, benefiting children's hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 1989, the Country Music Foundation presented Marie with the prestigious Roy Acuff Award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of children.
In addition to being an international celebrity, Marie is also a businesswoman. In 1991, she launched the "Marie Osmond Fine Porcelain Collector Dolls" line on QVC and at Disney theme parks. It has become QVC's top selling doll line, has been nominated for Trendsetter of the Year in the collectibles industry, and has moved into the retail and direct response markets. She began sculpting a number of her own dolls in 1993, and she received three Dolls of Excellence award nominations during the 1997 International Toy Fair. In 1998, she reached a hallmark achievement by selling her 1,000,000th doll on QVC.
In October, 1999 she disclosed her treatment for severe bout of postpartum depression, following the birth of her 7th child, Matthew, on July 6, 1999. She became so despondent that she left her husband and kids planning never to return. Osmond said she basically gave the baby, and credit card, to her babysitter, got in her car and drove off believing her kids would be better off without her. She reconsidered later when her husband reached out to her by cell phone.
Fainted onstage during ABC's October 22nd (2007) live broadcast of "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I), but quickly recovered. She explained on-air, "Once in a while that happens to me when I get winded. I stop breathing".
On April 29, 2009, Marie revealed that her eldest daughter, Jessica, was a lesbian and had been living with her girlfriend for the past three years in Los Angeles.
Her son, Michael Blosil, killed himself by leaping to his death on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles.