Sticking to her weapons. Marie Osmond is a proud mom (and grandmother) of eight, however she stays agency in her plans to not go away her youngsters an inheritance.
“Actually, why would you allow your youngster to not attempt to be one thing? I don’t know anyone who turns into something in the event that they’re simply handed cash,” Osmond, 63, completely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 10, whereas selling her Nutrisystem partnership. “To me, the best reward you may give your youngster is a ardour to go looking out who they’re inside and to work. I imply, I’ve completed so many issues from designing dolls [and much more]. I really like making an attempt [and] I wanna strive every part. I’m a finisher.”
She continued: “That’s considered one of my guidelines with my youngsters. If you happen to begin it, you end it, you don’t ever need to do it once more, however you gotta end. And, I simply assume all [an inheritance] does is breed laziness and entitlement. I labored arduous and I’m gonna spend all of it and have enjoyable with my husband [Steve Craig, whom I remarried in 2011].”
The Donnie and Marie alum made headlines in February 2020 when she revealed that she had no plans to depart her fortune to her youngsters.
“I feel you do an ideal disservice to your youngsters to only hand them a fortune since you take away the one most necessary reward you may give your youngsters, and that’s the power to work,” Osmond mentioned throughout an episode of The Discuss on the time. “You see it quite a bit in wealthy households the place the children, they don’t know what to do and they also get in bother. Allow them to be happy with what they make. I’m going to offer mine to my charity.”
The “Paper Roses” songstress shares son Stephen, 39, together with her husband, 65, in addition to youngsters Rachael, 31, Jessica, 35, Brandon, 26, Brianna, 24, Matthew, 23, and Abigail, 18, with ex-husband Brian Blosil. Osmond and Blosil’s eldest son, Michael, died by suicide on the age of 18 in February 2010.
After the Grammy Award nominee revealed her inheritance plans, Stephen’s good friend even referred to as him and mentioned, “Man, it should suck to be you.”
“I don’t not assist my youngsters. I imply, [if] they need assistance [buying] a automobile or one thing, [I will pitch in,]” Osmond mentioned on Tuesday. “I really like them to study. You don’t love one thing in case you don’t earn it. And so, even after they get their first automobile, you pay for half of it, get a job and study that self worth that [it] offers you.”
Whereas the Dancing With the Stars alum — who plans to depart a bulk of her fortune “to assist individuals” — has taught her youngsters to seek out success on their very own, she does get pleasure from spoiling her eight grandchildren.
“I simply really feel like that is the very best time of our lives as ladies. Now I’m a grandma and I get to only spoil my grandkids,” she gushed to Us. “I don’t have to boost them. Good luck. It’s enjoyable. … I really feel like I’ve the very best life.”
The Utah native additionally cited her Nutrisystem partnership and weight reduction journey as the rationale she’s been in a position to sustain with the little ones’ vitality.
“I’m a enjoyable grandma as a result of, you understand, I simply posted an image of a quilt I made and one of many feedback was, ‘I can’t even sit on the ground like that.’ I’m like, ‘Sure, you may. Don’t surrender. You’re in there,’” she defined. “I had all these excuses. ‘Oh, my bones are larger. Oh, my physique’s completely different.’ Your physique’s in there. You simply need to find it irresistible once more and maintain your self. And it’s actually doable. It’s, like, if I can inspire one particular person to seek out that well being of their life, it’s completely value every part that I do with Nutrisystem. It’s a game-changer.”
With reporting by Mandie DeCamp