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Singer, TV host Marie Osmond getting divorced

US singer and television personality Marie Osmond said Friday that she and her husband of more than 20 years were getting divorced.

"Though our marriage is ending, we continue to have a very amicable relationship," Osmond and her spouse, music producer Brian Blosil, said in a joint statement issued through her publicist. "Our marriage has always been a faithful one, and neither of us is assigning fault for the divorce."

The couple, who live in Salt Lake City and have raised eight children together, were married in October 1986.

Osmond's oldest son, now in his 20s, is from her first marriage, which ended in divorce in 1985. She and Blosil have two biological children and five adopted children.

"Our children, as always, are our top priority, and in our deep love for them we will continue to jointly fulfill our roles as active parents in their daily lives," the couple said.

Osmond, 47, the only daughter in the famous musical Mormon family from Utah, scored her first country music hit with "Paper Roses" at age 13 and began performing with her older siblings, the Osmond Brothers, in the 1970s.

She cohosted a successful 1970s ABC variety show, Donny and Marie, with her best-known brother, and they teamed up again in the late 1990s for a syndicated talk program.

Marie Osmond also launched a successful line of clothing and collector dolls that she sells on the QVC cable network.

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Kendahji, The guy weighs 300 lbs and was trying to get her to quit her career so that she would have to be home with him, so that he could drive her even further out of her mind. You go live with him!
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With 20 years invested and eight kids, why not just tough it out and resolve whatever issues you might have?
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Yes, Marie is a Mormon, and although Mormons are not crazy about divorce, they do understand that sometimes you make a mistake. If it takes divorce to correct it, then so be it. Marie should be entitled to live in peace and happiness.
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Why do these rotten things have to happen to MARIE?

She's been through so much heartache in recent years...can't she EVER find happiness?
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I don't think it was a particular incident that caused the break-up. Marie's husband is known to have quite a temper and I think she just couldn't deal with it anymore. Best wishes to the both of them.
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At leat Marie gave marriage a good try
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Marie I am here
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Ya gotta feel badly for Marie -- she gave it a go, alright!!
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Tough week for the Osmonds
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Wow, first Donny gets dumped by ABC and then Marie gets dumped by her husband - who will the third Osmond be to get dumped?
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Wow she had eight children together, they were married for over 20 years, and she's mormon. Mormons are very against divorce so with all that time together, all those kids and being Mormon something horrible must have happened. As Marie Osmond's editor and a fan i'm very sorry to here this. Very sad.
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wow they were together so long sad to see they could not work it out
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