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Marie Osmond Reveals Why She Won’t Be Leaving Her 8 Children Any Money

Marie Osmond, who has been a legendary singer for decades, will not be leaving her eight children any money.

The legendary singer Marie Osmond has made quite a lot of money during her decades-long career in show business. Despite this, however, she has no plans to leave her fortune to her eight children.

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“Why would you enable your child to not try to be something? I don’t know anybody who becomes anything if they’re just handed money,” Osmond, 63, told Us Weekly.

“To me, the greatest gift you can give your child is a passion to search out who they are inside and to work,” she continued. “I mean, I’ve done so many things from designing dolls [and much more]. I love trying. I wanna try everything. I’m a finisher.”

Daily Mail reported that Osmond is mother to Stephen, 39, Jessica, 35, Rachael, 33, Brandon, 26, Brianna, 24, Matthew, 23, and Abigail, 18. Her son Michael tragically killed himself back in 2010 at the age of 17 after a battle with depression. 

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Osmond Wants Her Children To Finish What They Start

In her latest interview, Osmond revealed that one of the main things that she’s taught her children is to finish what they start. 

“That’s one of my rules with my kids. If you start it, you finish it, you don’t ever have to do it again, but you gotta finish,” she explained. “And, I just think all [an inheritance] does is breed laziness and entitlement. I worked hard and I’m gonna spend it all and have fun with my husband.”

It was in February of 2020 that Osmond first revealed that she would not be leaving her money to her children. 

“I think you do a great disservice to your children to just hand them a fortune because you take away the one most important gift you can give your children, and that’s the ability to work,” she said at the time. “You see it a lot in rich families where the kids, they don’t know what to do and so they get in trouble. Let them be proud of what they make. I’m going to give mine to my charity.”

“I don’t not help my children. I mean, [if] they need help [buying] a car or something, [I will pitch in,]” she continued. “I love them to learn. You don’t love something if you don’t earn it. And so, even when they get their first car, you pay for half of it, get a job and learn that self-worth that [it] gives you.”

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Osmond Loves Being A Grandma

While Osmond won’t be leaving her children any money, she does love spoiling her grandchildren. 

“I just feel like this is the best time of our lives as women. Now I’m a grandma and I get to just spoil my grandkids,” she said. “I don’t have to raise them. Good luck. It’s fun. … I feel like I have the best life.”

Osmond went on to say that her devotion to fitness makes her a fun grandma. 

“I’m a fun grandma because, you know, I just posted a picture of a quilt I made and one of the comments was, ‘I can’t even sit on the floor like that.’ I’m like, ‘Yes, you can. Don’t give up. You are in there,’” she added. “I had all those excuses. ‘Oh, my bones are bigger. Oh, my body’s different.’”

“Your body’s in there. You just have to love it again and take care of yourself,” she said. “And it’s really doable. It’s, like, if I can motivate one person to find that health in their life, it’s totally worth everything that I do with Nutrisystem. It’s a game-changer.”

Osmond’s plans to not leave her money to her children will undoubtedly raise eyebrows to some, but others will love the work ethic that she’s instilling in her children. Let us know what you think of her parenting style in the comments section! 

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