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Marie Osmond sidestepped Brian Blosil abuse questions on Oprah

Marie Osmond sidestepped Brian Blosil abuse questions on Oprah

Marie Osmond avoided answering questions on the Oprah Winfrey show about allegations that she had been abused by her ex-husband, Brian Blosil.

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 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.


  • Denise 4 years ago

    I feel such admiration for Marie for how she handled herseld, She is a true gift to this world. I lost my brother in 07' to a drunk driver and am not even close to where she is today after only 8 short months of the death of her son. I admire her courage, strength and wisdom but mostly for the love that she holds so dear to her beloved son. I grew up watching the 'Donny e & Marie' show as a child and I will forever reamin a true fan. Her words spoke to me in such a powerful way...Thanks you Marie and God Bless You and ALL of your family. You are truely a gracious-humane person. You are a Lady!

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