Marie Osmond

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Fame and fortune may have come at an early age, but Marie Osmond has also had her share of trials, tribulations and heartache. But through it all, the legendary entertainer, 50, has proven time and again that she truly is a survivor.

And while the suicide of son Michael has left her "devastated and in deep shock," we're hoping she rallies as she has so many times before...

• 1985: Marie and first husband Stephen Craig, a Brigham Young University basketball player, divorced after about three years of marriage.

2002: Marie revealed in the memoir Behind the Smile that she had suffered from severe postpartum depression after the birth of son Matthew. Years later, after Tom Cruise criticized Brooke Shields for using antidepressants after the birth of her daughter, Marie told People magazine, "When Tom becomes a woman and has a baby and has postpartum, then he can become an expert."

August 2005: A fire destroyed the garage and office of her Utah home. Fortunately, no on was injured.

June 2006: She revealed that she battled an eating disorder during her teen years after a manager told her she was too fat. "I was 15 years old, taken out into a parking lot on the set of Donnie & Marie and at the time I was 5-foot-5 and 103 pounds—like nothing," she said at the time. "I was told I was an embarrassment to my family and the show would be canceled if I didn't lose 10 pounds."

August 2006: Celebrity tabloids claimed that Marie attempted suicide, but the reports were shot down by her reps, who insisted she was hospitalized because of an adverse reaction to medication.

March 2007: Marie and her second husband of about 20 years, record producer Brian Blosil, announced they were divorcing. They had briefly separated seven years earlier.

November 2007: Osmond family patriarch, George, passed away at age 90, while Marie was competing on Dancing With the Stars. the morning of week seven's results show. Marie didn't appear on the show that night, but her partner Jonathan Roberts announced that she would continue competing in her father's memory. Two weeks before, she fainted during the judges' critiques. That same month, Marie confirmed on Larry King Live that then 16-year-old son Michael had entered rehab for undisclosed reasons. He reportedly battled severe depression.

April 2009: Tabloids strike again, this time outing her oldest daughter, Jessica, as a lesbian who had been living with her girlfriend for three years in Los Angeles. "We have a great relationship and I think she would tell you that," Marie would later say during an interview with L.A. radio station KOST 103.5.

July 2009: Her upcoming self-titled talk show, Marie, is shelved when its distributor, Program Partners, announces that the economic climate made it impossible to support.

February 26, 2010: Michael committed suicide by jumping to his death from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles.


If you or someone you know suffers from depression, help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24-hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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