Showbiz siblings Donnie and Marie Osmond have seen their share of personal successes, but there have also been high-profile struggles. Take a look at some of the highs and lows these two have gone through in the public eye.
On Feb. 26, 2010, Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, reportedly jumped to his death in an apparent suicide. "My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time," Osmond said in the statement. Blosil reportedly left a note which referred to a lifelong battle with depression.
Marie is also an alumna of "Dancing with the Stars," but she didn't do as well as her brother. She competed on the fifth season of the show, and memorably fainted during an episode when the judges were criticizing her routine. She also missed a round because of the death of her father. Despite the drama, she made it to the finals and finished in third place.
Following Marie's turn on "Dancing with the Stars," she and her brother teamed up for a limited engagement variety show at Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel. Their engagement is set to continue through October 2010.
Son in Rehab
Marie Osmond's adopted son Michael Blosil was treated at a rehabilitation facility in 2007, but she didn't disclose the nature of his problem. In 2010, Blosil died of an apparent suicide, leaving a note behind that referred to a lifelong battle against depression.
Donnie and Marie are both published authors. Donnie released "Life is Just What You Make It: My Story So Far" in 2006, and Marie released her second book, "Might as Well Laugh About it Now" in 2009.
In 1999, Marie revealed that she had suffered from severe postpartum depression. She wrote a book about her experiences called "Behind the Smile." Osmond has three children of her own and five adopted children.
Donnie got his start at the age of 5, singing with his older brothers in The Osmond Brothers on the Andy Griffiths Show. He started a solo career and became a popular teen idol in the 1970s. His music career went into a slump in the '80s and he began focusing on acting roles and other appearances.
Marie, the only girl out of the eight Osmond siblings, released her first single, a cover of the song "Paper Roses" in 1973. The song earned her a gold record. She took a break from recording in the 1980s; her last charting single came in 1995.
Donnie struggled with his squeaky clean image after his teen idol days were over. He made fun of this image in 2006 when he starred in Weird Al Yankovik's music video for the parody song "White & Nerdy." A publicist once even suggested that Osmond purposefully get arrested for drug possession in order to change his image.
Both Donnie and Marie have had star turns on Broadway. Marie received positive reviews for her roles in "The King and I" and "The Sound of Music" in the mid-1990s. Donnie is known for his portrayal of Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" throughout the '90s and eventually starred in the film adaptation of the musical. He also played Gaston in the Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast."
She's a Doll
Marie first released her successful line of dolls in 1991 on QVC. The line is now also carried in retail stores and is sold via Internet sales. In a strange twist, Marie imitated a doll during her freestyle dance on "Dancing with the Stars," as a tribute to the fans of her dolls. The routine garnered criticism from the judges and she finished third in the finals.
Hosting Highs and Lows
Donnie and Marie hosted "The Donnie and Marie Show," a successful variety show on ABC, from 1976 to 1979. In 2007, Osmond returned to the network as host of "The Great American Dream Vote," a reality/game show that blasted only two episodes. In 2008, it was announced that Marie had a new talk show in the works that would premiere in 2009. However, the show's distributor withdrew before the show was set to debut, and it never made it to air.