U.S. singer and television personality Marie Osmond said Friday that she and her husband of more than 20 years are 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 co-hosted 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.