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Donny Osmond grateful his wife stayed with him for 44 years—even when he lost millions


Donny Osmond, a famous singer and actor known for almost 60 years, has a remarkable love story. He’s been married to his wife for over four decades, and she’s stood by him through thick and thin. Their enduring relationship is truly inspiring.

Donny Osmond has remained popular for an impressive six decades. He began his music journey at just five years old and by 12, had hit songs like “Puppy Love” and “Go Away Little Girl” playing on radios everywhere. Despite challenges, the talented singer managed to maintain his fame and is still a recognized name today.


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Donny Osmond met his wife, Debbie, when he was 16, and she was a 15-year-old cheerleader. He chose to keep his feelings for her private, fearing the media’s reaction might harm his career. He worried that gossip might affect his popularity.

Donny Osmond dated Debbie in secret for over three years, fearing that magazines like “Tiger Beat” would find out. He revealed this on the Drew Barrymore show. But when fans eventually learned he got married, some held record-burning parties and sent harsh letters to Debbie. Despite the backlash, Donny praises Debbie, describing her as a wonderful woman from Montana who has been his rock.


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”I dated her secretly for three and a half years because I didn’t want Tiger Beat [magazine] to find out,” he told the Drew Barrymore show.

“And then once the news got out that I got married…

“And maybe some of you [the audience] did this, I won’t hold it against you.

“The fans literally had Donny Osmond record-burning parties and sent the most scathing letters to Debbie.

“She’s this sweet little girl from Montana, she’s the most amazing woman and saved my life.”

Donny Osmond and Debbie came from different worlds. While he was a global superstar, she was a cheerleader. Yet, they found a deep connection. Donny once mentioned in an interview, “There was something simple about her, and I lived a very complicated life.”

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Donny Osmond’s solo career brought him immense fame, especially in England. Recalling those times in an interview, Osmond said, “I remember being chased a lot, mostly in England. It was Osmondmania over there. Once we had to hide under a table in a restaurant because there were so many screaming fans rushing after us.”

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