Donny Osmond turned 65 on December 9, 2022, and celebrated the occasion with his wife, Debbie, whom he has been married to for the most of his life. The singer’s girlfriend stuck with him through thick and thin.
He was requested to record solo albums alongside the Osmonds’ successful music before he turned 13. With tracks like “Go Away Little Girl” and “Puppy Love,” he became a regular on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine.
His celebrity won him the affection and attention of teenage females all around the world. Donny previously stated in an interview that he was frequently pursued, particularly in England, where Osmondmania was prevalent.
During one of these incidents, the star was forced to hide behind a restaurant table when hordes of shouting fans pursued them. He wasn’t lacking in attention, but the singer felt like something was missing.
Following a performance in Hawaii, the musician retreated to his family’s apartment, balled himself up, and sobbed. When his brother, Jay, came in, he inquired what was wrong, and despite his status as a teenage superstar, Donny admitted to being lonely.
Jay was perplexed and questioned Donny how it could be since he had thousands of young females yelling his name. Before finding his life’s love, the celebrity claimed that he desired somebody.
Soon after, Debbie entered his life, and Donny believed that his profession would be over once their relationship became public. The couple’s encounter was like something out of a movie.
Donny published two Facebook photographs in 2016, explaining how he and Debbie met. The first photo was a flashback, showing the couple eating and posing for the camera while seated across from each other.
The second photograph was a 2016 remake of the original, with the pair looking older. The musician described meeting his future wife when he was 17 and she was 15 and dating his brother, Jay.
I first met Debbie when she was 15 years old. She was the hot babe cheerleader in town and she dated my brother Jay…Posted by Donny Osmond on Sunday, 8 May 2016
Donny and the new cheerleader in town dated for three years before she agreed to marry him. The duo kept their relationship a secret for nearly three years before the artist startled fans by revealing their engagement in 1978.
On May 8, 1978, the pair married when he was 20 and she was 19. The wedding took place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Donny once claimed that his dad, George, didn’t want him to date Debbie since he thought it would jeopardize his profession. That’s why he dated her secretly.
Despite the fact that their marriage began with reservations, the couple prospered and welcomed 5 kids throughout the years. Debbie also played an important part in her husband’s life, assisting him in his advancement.
Donny’s three-year stint on “Donny & Marie” ended in January 1979, and his admirers vanished as expected. The Osmonds were also struggling after losing millions due to faulty investments.
The actress stated that they were bankrupt, noting, it was a classic Hollywood narrative of having everything and then losing it all. As a result, they had to start over. Rebuilding was difficult for the singer, who fought to leave his young appearance.
Donny even attempted to hire a public relations agency that advised him to sneak illicit narcotics into the United States on a flight in order to get detained. However, the religious star was unable to do so.
Little Johnny Jones, his Broadway musical, premiered and closed on the same night in 1982, putting him at a low moment. He was dogged by the dread of failing on a tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which he played the main role, a decade later.
Donny struggled with nervousness and would walk on stage convinced he would die. Debbie aided him one dreadful night by proposing he give an average show, which turned out to be the best he’d ever done since he gave himself permission to make errors.
The performance marked the start of his career as a multidimensional artist. With his wife remaining by his side, “The Masked Singer” star released his 65th album, “Start Again,” in 2022.
Donald Jr., the singer’s eldest son, previously said that his dad prioritized his family and that his greatest gift was displaying love in major ways. Donny stated that putting his family first balanced his life and was the most essential thing to him.
Debbie remained by his side for six decades of his show business career, and he said he would not have been as successful without her help. The pair had been married for 44 years in February 2022, with Donny stating that she had a basic quality about her, and he had a complex life.
The “Dancing With the Stars” contestant claimed his marriage provided consistency in his life and kept his “feet on the ground.” Donny chose his family since he understood his job would stop one day and they would be the ones he went to.