Meet The Osmond Brothers Now

Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond have been headlining shows around America for years. But did you know there are seven more musical brothers in their family?! The talented bunch is iconic, and we've gathered all the details on where their skill comes from and what they're up to today... 

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds, known as the first family of pop, featuring Jimmy, Donny Marie, Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond, 1975.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds, known as the first family of pop, featuring Jimmy, Donny Marie, Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond, 1975.


Who Did The Osmonds Get Their Talents From?

The siblings Donny, Marie Virl, Tom, Alan, Merrill, Wayne, Jay, and Jimmy Osmond, have one thing in common, great musicality and talents in that arena. They gained this gift from their parents, Olive Osmond and George Osmond, who loved singing and were skilled in that field.

Image Credit: Getty Images / American pop group The Osmonds performing at Earls Court, London, 29th May 1975.

Image Credit: Getty Images / American pop group The Osmonds performing at Earls Court, London, 29th May 1975.

Donny shared:

"We were a close-knit family. My dad had been an army sergeant and so the house ran along a definite set of rules. My mum was the loving, nurturing parent while my dad was the disciplinarian." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / American pop group the Osmonds arrive at London Airport, 29th October 1972.

Image Credit: Getty Images / American pop group the Osmonds arrive at London Airport, 29th October 1972.


The Family Makes It Big Time

Many are aware of the successful sibling duo, Donny and Marie because they made it into the big arenas with mainstream fame. They even landed a 70s series "Donny & Marie." Then there was the barbershop quartet known as The Osmond Brothers.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are shown performing on stage during a "live" holiday concert show on December 27, 2014.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are shown performing on stage during a "live" holiday concert show on December 27, 2014.

The brothers Alan, Merrill, Wayne, Jay, and Jimmy were also a part of that. Later in life, they went their separate ways, and all took various alternating paths, but one thing stayed the same, their dedication and love for one another. They always put family first, and they still do today.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Family snap of the American pop group The Osmonds, circa 1975.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Family snap of the American pop group The Osmonds, circa 1975.


The Only Rose Amongst The Thorns

Marie has an interesting childhood growing up as the only sister to a bunch of brothers. They have always been very fond of her and shared sweet stories about her nature. In a video tribute for Marie on The Talk last year Jay said

“I think the greatest compliment I can give my sister is that she’s so much like our mother. She’s not only a wonderful wife but she’s a great mother to her kids and a wonderful grandmother.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Marie Osmond with her brother Donny relaxing with candy floss at Richmond Fellowship in honour of the Osmonds group.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Marie Osmond with her brother Donny relaxing with candy floss at Richmond Fellowship in honour of the Osmonds group.

Alan also added that she is "the jewel on top of the tree." Marie has been equally as vocal about her appreciation for her siblings. As a famous TV Host, Marie's fans love to see her speak about her family. A snap on her social media included the following cute comment

“To my eight amazing brothers, Happy #NationalSiblingsDay! #FamiliesAreForever.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds, Wayne, Jay, Merrill, Jimmy, Marie, Alan and Donny during a visit to the UK circa 1974 in England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds, Wayne, Jay, Merrill, Jimmy, Marie, Alan and Donny during a visit to the UK circa 1974 in England.


The Youngest Brother: Jimmy Osmond, 57 Years Old 

Jimmy is the baby in the family and has just as much talent as the rest of his clan. He has more than five golden records under his belt! He runs Osmond Entertainment for the family while balancing his own home life with a wife, Michele, and their kids, Isabella, Sophia, Zachary, and Arthur. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jimmy Osmond during Jimmy Osmond - DVD Launch at HMV Oxford Street in London, Great Britain.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jimmy Osmond during Jimmy Osmond - DVD Launch at HMV Oxford Street in London, Great Britain.


Donny Osmond, 62 Years Old 

Donny Osmand is possibly the most well-known member of his star-studded family. The man has been in showbusiness for years. Not only was he a teen idol, the winner of Dancing With the Stars, and a great act in Las Vegas, but he is an all-round entertainer!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Donny Osmond during Christopher Reeve Foundation Celebrates the Strength and Courage of Christopher & Dana Reeve With a Magical Evening.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Donny Osmond during Christopher Reeve Foundation Celebrates the Strength and Courage of Christopher & Dana Reeve With a Magical Evening.

Recently we spotted him in the beloved spot linked with the hit series, The Masked Singer, and he shows no signs of slowing down this magnificent career. He is also a proud father to Donald, Jeremy, Christopher, and Josh, whom he shares with his wife, Debbie. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Donny Osmond and wife Debbie circa 1982 in New York City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Donny Osmond and wife Debbie circa 1982 in New York City.


Jay Osmond, 65 Years Old 

Jay is the cool and quirky drummer from his family band. He was in charge of the percussion for The Osmonds. In his personal life, he was married to Kandilyn Harris in 1987. The pair have three kids, namely Jason, Eric, and Marcus, whom they co-parent since their 2011 divorce.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay Osmond of the Osmond Brothers; circa 1970; New York.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay Osmond of the Osmond Brothers; circa 1970; New York.


Merrill Osmond, 67 Years Old 

Merrill was one of the members singing along happily next to his brother in The Osmonds band. Later in life, he was a member of the country spin-off of the same group! In addition to being a musical great, he has been knighted twice, and this is a massive honor for the singer. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Marie and Merrill Osmond attend a ceremony honoring The Osmond family with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame August 7, 2003 in Hollywood.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Marie and Merrill Osmond attend a ceremony honoring The Osmond family with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame August 7, 2003 in Hollywood.

The first time he was knighted by order of Saint Michael of the Wing and then again by the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. He was also the first brother to tie the knot back in 1973. He is married to Mary Carlson, and they share six kids! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds perform on stage, London, 1975, L-R Donny Osmond, Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds perform on stage, London, 1975, L-R Donny Osmond, Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond.


Wayne Osmond, 68 Years Old 

Wayne was born with the rhythm in his blood. As a part of the Osmond family, music came naturally, and he took full hold of this. The musician can sing and play an array of instruments. From the guitar, clarinet, flute, violin, banjo, saxophone, drums, piano to the bagpipes, he can do it all. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds, group portrait, London, 1973, L-R (back) Donny Osmond, Merrill Osmond, (front) Alan Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Jay Osmond.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Osmonds, group portrait, London, 1973, L-R (back) Donny Osmond, Merrill Osmond, (front) Alan Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Jay Osmond.

Wayne met the love of his life, Kathlyn, many years ago. They said their I Dos in 1974 and went on to expand their family. They no parent their four children, namely Amy, Steven, Michele, Gregory, and Sarah. We're sure they will also take to the musical side of life! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Wayne Osmond plays drums for his siblings in April 2, 1976.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Wayne Osmond plays drums for his siblings in April 2, 1976.


Alan Osmond, 70 Years Old

Alan gained notoriety thanks to his part in The Osmonds band. He was responsible for backing vocals. In between this, he was also drafted to serve in the California Army National Guard. The "Crazy Horse" singer is wed to Suzanne Pinegar, and they have eight children of their own. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jimmy Osmond, Alan Osmond, David Osmond , Donny Osmond and Jay Osmond at Covey Arts Center on March 1, 2010 in Salt Lake City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jimmy Osmond, Alan Osmond, David Osmond , Donny Osmond and Jay Osmond at Covey Arts Center on March 1, 2010 in Salt Lake City.


Tom Osmond, 72 Years Old

Tom and his brother Virl suffer from hearing disabilities, but this did not prevent them from have a love for music. While Tom did not always serve as a member of his family band, he has kept busy as a family man himself. He has his hands full with nine kids!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Osmond (L) and his brother Virl Osmond speak during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Osmond (L) and his brother Virl Osmond speak during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He has been married twice. The first union was with Lyn Heslop, and they had seven children. His next wife was Carolyn Olsen. With whom he shares two more kids. While Tom has struggled with various health issues, his sister, Marie, calls him a real-life "miracle."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Osmond (L) and his brother Virl Osmond speak during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Osmond (L) and his brother Virl Osmond speak during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Eldest Brother: Virl Osmond, 74 Years Old

Virl might have been one of the less musical siblings, but he went on to gain his notoriety as a TV producer. He helped his family behind the scenes, taking pictures for them as well as lending a hand in the publicity circles. He is also the dad to 8 children, and it seems the Osmonds all love big families! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Osmond family joke around during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Osmond family joke around during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Only Sister: Marie Osmond, 60 Years Old 

She is the second youngest baby in the family, and more importantly, the only girl of the Osmond brood... It's, of course, the ever-talented and charming Marie Osmond. Not only did she have a successful career on the stage, but she is also a well-loved TV show host.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Donny Osmond talking to his sister Marie Osmond at a formal event; circa 1970; New York.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Donny Osmond talking to his sister Marie Osmond at a formal event; circa 1970; New York.

Marie fits right into the entertainment world, as a country artist, on TV, movies, and a stint on Broadway. Marie has also written a few books and worked for over a decade in Las Vegas! In between her hectic Hollywood career, she managed to have her very own family. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Singer Marie Osmond attends the grand opening of Olivia Newton-John's residency show "Summer Nights" at Flamingo Las Vegas on April 11, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Singer Marie Osmond attends the grand opening of Olivia Newton-John's residency show "Summer Nights" at Flamingo Las Vegas on April 11, 2014 in Las Vegas.


Marie's Lovely Big Family

Husband, Steve Craig, enjoys his family time with Marie, and the songstress always prioritizes her family. She has seven kids,  namely Stephen, Jessica, Rachael, Brianna, Matthew, Brandon, and Abigail. One of her children, Michale Bryan, sadly passed away, and she carries his memory with her. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Steve Craig and Marie Osmond arrive at Broadcast Television Journalists Association's third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 10, 2013.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Steve Craig and Marie Osmond arrive at Broadcast Television Journalists Association's third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 10, 2013.


A Sweet Tribue To The Osmond Brothers 

Marie adores her brothers and always looks for new ways to celebrate them. She organized a concert of tribute in them in the picturesque Honolulu, Hawaii. This was in October 2013 at the Blaisdell Arena. She managed to get her retired brothers, Alan and Wayne, to join as well!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Five members of American family pop group The Osmonds, circa 1972.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Five members of American family pop group The Osmonds, circa 1972.

The entire group was reunited and took to the stage for one last time. It was a special moment, and some of the group's children also joined the performance. Marie said

“I wanted to honor my four original brothers that started everything. My brothers are legendary. Go listen to their harmony (from the old days), it’s mind-boggling. I have spent a lifetime studying and learning singing, but I promise you I have never heard anybody sing like my four original brothers.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond perform at the Donny and Marie Show on December 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond perform at the Donny and Marie Show on December 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Why Maries Calls Her Brothers Heroes 

All of the proceeds from the concert were donated to the brothers to help them and their families. It was Marie's way of honoring the men in her life, whom she calls "Heroes." For her, it was not about the financial gain but rather about the memory. She said

“I wanted nothing from it, so is it helping them out financially? I hope so. But more than anything I wanted to honor them. I think my mother was putting the thoughts in my head to do this, and my father — I’m not kidding."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Osmonds received their Gold record, during their opening performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas 1971.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Osmonds received their Gold record, during their opening performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas 1971.

She continued

“My brothers are my heroes. Everything I have learned from a professional standpoint, from having honesty and integrity and doing what’s right, I learned from them. These are strong men, and I love them.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Members of the Osmond family blow out candles on a cake during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Members of the Osmond family blow out candles on a cake during a meet and greet with fans at the Orleans Hotel & Casino August 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is one star-studded family. Not only did they take the world by storm, but some of them are still active in the industry today. Did you know about Marie and Donny's other siblings? Leave us your comments, and be sure to click the share button! 

Sources: The Guardian, Closer Weekly, Daily Mail, USA Today, Independent, BBC

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