In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond spoke about motherhood and defended her decision not to leave an inheritance to her eight children.
“Why would you allow your child not to try to be something? I don’t know anyone who becomes anything just by giving them money,” said the show business vet, 63.
The timeless beauty, who recently revealed that Selena Gomez is set to play her in a biopic, continued, “To me, the greatest gift you can give your child is the passion to find out who’s inside them and to work.” “
Speaking of which, in a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond spoke about motherhood and defended her decision not to leave her eight children with an inheritance
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant was emphatic about her love of life, adding, “I mean, I’ve done so many things since I’ve been making dolls [and much more]. i love to try 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 their brood.
Marie and Brian’s eldest child, Michael, struggled with depression and committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 17.
Philosophy: “Why would you allow your child not to try to be something? I don’t know anyone who becomes anything just by giving them 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 kids is to finish what they start.
She proudly declared, “It’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] causes laziness and entitlement. I have worked hard and I will spend it all and have fun with my man.
Marie made her plan not to leave the children their money back in February 2020.
Proud mom: Last November, she showered daughter Brianna with affection when she wished 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 from the most important gift you can give your kids, and that’s that.” ability to work.’
The actress explained, “You see it a lot in rich families where the kids don’t know what to do and they get in trouble because of that.
“Let them be proud of what they do. I’ll 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 as she wished her a happy birthday.
‘Where does the time go? 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 mom!!!
‘I couldn’t love you more my angel!!!’ She gushed over her 359,000 followers.
Achievement: In June, the TV presenter paid tribute to her son Stephen as he completed his master’s degree
In June, the TV presenter acknowledges her son Stephen, who has completed his master’s degree.
Sharing a photo with him and his wife from the graduation ceremony, she 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!!!!’
“Afterward, Steve and I spoke to him about how challenging 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 drop out of college straight away, but I am absolutely certain that he will find an easier way to do the next difficult thing in his life.
“I don’t think experience is ever wasted if we learn from it.”
A mother’s love: Marie shared throwback snaps with daughter Rachael as she wished her a happy 33rd birthday in August
Lovebirds: Osmond shares son Stephen, 39, with husband Steve Craig, whom she married in the 80s and then again in 2011