Summarized by Kent Larsen
Marie Osmond Separates from Husband of 13 years
Boston Globe (AP) 18Jan00 P2
By Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- In a short statement released Monday by her
publicist, Marie Osmond says that she has separated from her music
producer-husband Brian Blosil. Blosil and Osmond have been married for
13 years and have seven children, including several adopted children
and one son from Marie's previous marriage.
Osmond gave birth to the seventh, Matthew, just last July in Provo. In
October, she revealed that after having the baby she left the family
for a few days because of postpartum depression.
"We hope the media will respect our privacy during this period of our
lives," said Osmond in the statement. According to her publicist,
Marleah Leslie, no further details are being released.
According to the New York Post, Osmond will be featured in an
"Intimate Portrait" on the cable channel Lifetime on Monday, February
28th. While it is not clear if the recent separation will be included
in the biography, a spokesperson for Lifetime says that the show is
still in production.