When asked about the reports in the National Enquirer and other tabloids that Blosil allegedly abused her, Osmond did not answer directly. She said she wanted to concentrate on moving forward.
Clearly there is little love lost between Osmond’s family and Blosil. Marie Osmond told Oprah that Blosil did not attend the funeral for the couple’s son Michael Bryan because the rest of her family members said they would not attend the funeral if he was there.
Osmond said that when she married Blosil she wasn’t in a good state of mind and didn’t have a high sense of self-esteem.
Osmond told Winfrey, "I had a very bad marriage, a lot of pain, a lot of sorrow. A lot of trying, a lot of effort, but you can't sit in something, you have to move forward.
"I really think at this point, with my children - I still have four children at home - you have to move forward. I will say this - as you move into a second marriage, for me, I was just really, really, really, really, really tired when I made my decision. You marry at the level of your self esteem; make sure you have self worth."
Bryan, who committed suicide in February, legally changed his last name to Bryan. Osmond told Oprah that Bryan called her around 8:45 or 8:50 p.m. on the night of his suicide but she was unable to take the call. He jumped to his death from his Los Angeles apartment building at 9:30 p.m.
Osmond also addressed the question of whether Bryan was gay. Click here for that story as well as a link to a previous story with a close friend who talked to the Examiner.com about that question. Osmond also said her heart went out to the victims of some highly publicized suicides of gay young people but that she thought the biggest cause of those suicides was the bullying the victims suffered.
Brian Blosil has denied that he abused Osmond.