Marie Osmond, 63, wants Selena Gomez, 30, to play her in a movie as they were both child stars: ‘She has been through a lot of the things I’ve been through’
Marie Osmond is already thinking about her bio movie covering her life.
This week the 63-year-old singer even named the Hollywood actress she wants to play her.
‘I think Selena Gomez would be amazing,’ Marie told co-host Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and Justin Sylvester on E! News. And that is ‘only because she has been through a lot of the things that I’ve been through.’
There IS a resemblance: Marie Osmond is already thinking about her bio movie about her life. And this week the 63-year-old singer named the actress she wants to play her. ‘I think Selena Gomez would be amazing,’ Marie told E! News
Marie is on to something.
The charismatic star spent her teen years singing with her brother Donny Osmond on their Donny & Marie variety show.
Selena grew up acting on Barney And Friends then Wizards Of Waverly Place.
‘I think it’s nice to have a child’s perspective as being an entertainer,’ Marie added, ‘because it’s very different.’
Marie added that although she worked hard as a kid, she did not miss out on a childhood. ‘I don’t look at life that way. I look at what’s a positive. I like to dwell on that more than what I missed,’ she said.
But she would not do the variety show again: ‘Has hell frozen over?’ she joked before adding, ‘I never say never because we love each other. We’re very supportive of each other.’
The top act of their day: Marie with her brother Donnie Osmond in 1978
She started working young: Gomez on The Wizards Of Waverly Place in 2007
While starring on her variety show she met Cher, Lucille Ball and Bob Hope.
And she leaned from them.
‘They approached it as a job and that everybody around them was just as important, and to work really hard,’ she explained.
‘There was no entitlement. There was none of that. It was a job, and to keep improving and improving, and I think that’s one of the reasons that I’m still around.’
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This comes three months after Marie shared a rare photo with her husband.
The Paper Roses singer wed husband Steve Craig twice: the first time was in 1982, but they divorced in 1985, and the second time was in 2011. In between the performer was married to Brian Blosil from 1986 until 2007.
Marie and Steve seem to be doing very well this second time around.
The superstar shared a rare photo with the love of her life in August as they posed while on vacation in the mountains to celebrate his 65th birthday.
Love in the air: Osmond posted a rare photo with her husband Steve Craig, 65, during their vacation at a mountain resort in August to celebrate his birthday
‘This week I surprised my husband with a couple of days at a mountain resort for his birthday! It was wonderful to watch him get excited to ride his mountain bike over all the incredible trails while testing his physical prowess with some very challenging terrain,’ wrote the star in her caption.
In the image they are embracing in a field with the beautiful tree-speckled mountains behind them.
‘I, on the other hand, was excited to drive the car over hills to the outlet mall, testing MY physical prowess with some challenging shopping terrain!’ she also noted.
Round one: The 62-year-old Paper Roses singer wed husband Craig twice: the first time was in 1982, but they divorced in 1985, and the second time was in 2011. And they seem to be doing very well this second time around
Happy at last: Osmond and Craig at the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 32nd annual Black & White Ball honoring Olivia Newton-John at Wynn Las Vegas in 2016
‘All kidding aside, I love being in the mountains. The “music” I hear as the wind blows through the trees has always brought such peace to my soul,’ wrote the Dancing With The Stars veteran,
‘Johann Sebastian Bach once said, “I only write the notes. God makes the music.”
‘Nothing could be more true to me… music is everywhere! It’s one of the reasons I wanted to train myself to sing so many different genres…I enjoy exploring the inside depths and outside pinnacles of every type of music.
‘These are my musical mountain trails! ❤️’
Marie has been vocal about how in love she is with Steve this second time around.
‘I’m in love for the first time in my life, like really in love, and it’s probably the most wonderful experience I’ve had,’ the former Talk host gushed to Closer Weekly in October 2019.
‘Truly in love.’
The couple call Utah home which is perfect for them as they have been enjoying the slower pace.
‘We sit and watch TV and eat popcorn,’ she explained. ‘We’re very low-key. Really, we’re both just kind of easy, mellow. We’re best friends. He really is an amazing man.’
Pals: Marie, far right, recently paid tribute to friend Olivia Newton-John (second from left) who passed away this summer; also seen with Leeza Gibbons, far left, and Michael Caprio in 2016
After she divorced Blosil in 2007, she got back together with Steve.
‘Nothing is an accident,’ she told People in 2019 about finding love again with her ex. ‘I am a spiritual person. So [I believe] God has his timing.’
Marie and Steve wed again in 2011 and it has been bliss ever since ‘I’m enjoying being alone with my husband,’ she wrote on Instagram in March 2020. ‘It has been a blessing to have [time] together, especially after being apart for over 25 years.’
Though her love life is like a Lifetime movie, she is most often asked about her incredible weight loss. She lost 50lbs 15 years ago.
The singer has told DailyMail.com exclusively earlier this year how she manages to keep the weight off with some of the premium meals – like ravioli, potstickers, ice cream and lemon chicken – from Nutrisystem, a company she is a spokesperson for.
‘I don’t call it a diet, I call it a lifestyle,’ the former Dancing With The Stars contestant shared. ‘It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy.’
The new options for 2022 have made the star – who went from 170lbs to 120lbs in 2007 – happy.
‘They now have premium meals that are amazing and taste like you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day,’ Marie told DailyMail.com. ‘They also offer entrees that are Restaurant Favorites and taste just like what you’d order at your favorite restaurant. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor with this program,’ she added.
Osmond said some of her favorite premium meals are the potstickers (‘They are the bomb, and you can add low sodium soy sauce and onions), ravioli, burritos and lemon caper chicken. She also likes the ice cream sandwiches.
‘I’ve tried every fad diet out there, they don’t work. If you starve yourself, you’re going to mess up your metabolism,’ she said.
From fuller to fantastic: ‘I don’t call it a diet, I call it a lifestyle,’ the former Dancing With The Stars contestant shared. ‘It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy.’
‘It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy’
‘If you starve yourself, you’re going to mess up your metabolism’
‘You have to eat food and need a healthy relationship with food’
‘Maintaining a healthy weight helps manage blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels’
‘You lose 20 percent more weight if you [go on a meal plan] with someone’
‘I took the power out of my power walk because it was not fun. Now I just walk’
‘I also do arm exercises and I use a shaker plate for my lymphatic system’
‘You have to eat food. That’s why Nutrisystem is great. You never feel hungry. You don’t have to think about what you’re going to eat – it’s easy and it’s done for you. No weighing food or counting points,’ she said.
For years she dieted and did not find her groove until she stumbled on Nutrisystem. ‘They helped me to have a healthier relationship with food and taught me how to be healthy. And as a result, I have kept the weight off for 14 years,’ said the Paper Roses crooner.
‘Maintaining a healthy weight also helps manage blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels – which all have to do with how I feel inside, not how I look outside.
‘Eating right is about more than appearance. When I was 50 pounds heavier, I didn’t have the energy for my career or life with my grandchildren.’
Her path to Nutrisystem began over a decade ago.
‘After the death of my mother [Olive in 2004], I gained weight and it was affecting my health. I knew I needed to make a change, did my research and chose Nutrisystem because I believed it could work for me. And it did,’ she shared.
She also said that heart disease runs in her family and her mom always reiterated how important it was for her to take care of her health.
The star also talked up the Partner Program for the company, where people are encouraged to go on the plan with a pal. ‘You lose 20 percent more weight if you do it with someone,’ said Marie.
Before she found her solution: The new options for 2022 have made her happy. ‘They now have premium meals that are amazing and taste like you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day,’ Marie told DailyMail.com
‘Nutrisystem has a program called the Partner Plan designed for two people to lose weight together. I love this because we all know having a support system is a huge motivator. It’s been proven that losing weight with a partner leads to greater success. So if you’re looking for goals to set with someone you love, this is an awesome plan.’
As far as working out, Marie said she won’t exercise unless it’s fun.
‘I took the power out of my power walk because it was not fun. Now I just walk,’ she said with a laugh.
‘I also do arm exercises and I use a shaker plate for my lymphatic system,’ shared the star of the 70s classic TV show Donny and Marie.
A shaker plate is an exercise machine that sends vibrations through the body.
‘I am all about easy and fun, and I want to make the effort but I don’t want it to be too much.’
A mom too: Osmond and three of her sons arrive in 1999 the Los Angeles premiere of the animated motion picture Toy Story 2
And taking a fun approach does not only have to do with diet and exercise; it is her outlook on everything.
‘My mantra for 2022 is play. I want to play and have fun in every aspect of my life,’ she said.
The year 2020 had some ups and downs. In September 2020 she left the daytime show The Talk. She touched on the exit on TalkShopLive in October.
‘One of the things I just talked about you guys, and I don’t know, maybe this is just a philosophy. When I was younger, I used to hate change. Oh my gosh. Anything that stopped or quit or changed made me oh so frustrated and I hated it beyond belief and I don’t like anything to control me,’ she said.