Power couple Donny Osmond and his wife, Debbie Osmond, have lived in marital bliss ever since they exchanged vows more than four decades ago. The longtime lovebirds became experts at maintaining their unbreakable bond even before saying “I do,” and it all started on the day Donny gave his spouse a kiss in 1976.
“Debbie was playing hard to get, and I wanted to plan something really, really special for our first kiss,” the Masked Singer alum once told Utah Valley Magazine of a sweet date he put together for Debbie. “I told her a limo would show up at her house at a certain time, and then we were headed to Sundance for dinner.”
The duo dined at the Sundance Mountain Resort and had a great time together. After they finished their meal, Debbie went on a scavenger hunt to find presents that Donny hid for her. Once she neared the end, her then-boyfriend asked her for a kiss and, of course, Debbie didn’t say no.
“It was fireworks, let me tell you!” the “Puppy Love” singer said, and from that moment on, Donny and his beloved have been inseparable. After saying “I do” in May 1978, they became the proud parents of their five kids: Don Jr. in 1979, Jeremy in 1981, Brandon in 1985, Christopher in 1990 and Joshua in 1998.
Though the former teen idol spent a lot of time traveling around the world while raising their kids, he always made time for his spouse and their sons. On days when Donny was on the road, he credited his wife for holding down the fort.
“I am particularly grateful that my dear Debbie has been able to be home with our children and has been such a powerful and uplifting influence on each one of our family,” the Dancing With the Stars alum once told Third Hour. “Especially in her great support of me in my crazy career that takes me away from the home so much.”
For the most part, however, Donny did an incredible job balancing his work responsibilities and fatherhood. Now that his children are married and creating families of their own, the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat actor hopes he passed down the best marriage and parenting advice to his boys.
“I think all of my sons know the value of work and staying true and committed to the values Debbie and I hold so dear,” Donny exclusively shared with Closer in June 2020. “They see how committed we are to each other and together, we can overcome the challenges that life throws at us. By working together and not against each other, those problems or challenges can be overcome with hard work, perseverance, love, kindness and patience.”
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