He may be one of Hollywood’s most iconic singers, but at home, Donny Osmond is a loving husband and father. The “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” singer has been swooning fans with his biggest hits ever since he began taking the stage as a young teen, but Donny has been an even better husband ever since he tied the knot with Debbie Osmond is 1978.
Since then, the beloved couple has been living a life of wedded bliss. The 61-year-old is no stranger to praising his beautiful wife, and he recently opened up about their unbreakable bond in a sweet shout-out on Debbie’s milestone 60th birthday in February.
“I’ve never met someone who personifies beauty like Debbie does,” Donny wrote alongside a stunning photo of the two at the 2008 Oscars. “Anyone who knows her would agree that she glows wherever she goes. And perhaps the best part of all — her mind and heart are just as radiantly beautiful as she is on the outside.” So sweet!
Donny and Debbie have experienced a lot together throughout their 41-year marriage — scroll down learn all about the couple’s relationship timeline!
They Met in 1975
Donny first met his one true love when she was 15 and he was 16. “She was the hot babe cheerleader in town and she dated my brother Jay [Osmond] before she dated me,” The Masked Singer star once gushed about their relationship in a Facebook post from May 2016. “It took me 3 whole years to win her heart and convince her to marry me.”
They Got Married in 1978
Three years after meeting, Donny and Debbie tied the knot when he was 20 and she was just 19. The loving couple said their “I do’s” at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 8, 1978. Donny once admitted that his father, George Osmond, didn’t want his son to pursue a relationship with Debbie because he thought it would hurt his career. “While the world knew me as a teen idol, and the Osmonds fame was at its height, I began secretly dating Debbie Glenn,” he told The Guardian in 2017. “By the time I was 19, I knew I was in love and had to do something right for me. When I told my dad, he said, ‘Well, there goes your career, but this is ushering in your personal life.'”
They Became Parents in 1979
Just a year after getting married, Donny and Debbie welcomed their first child, son Donald Clark Osmond Jr., in 1979. The now 39-year-old may not have followed in his famous dad’s footsteps, but he did end up marrying wife Jessica Nelson in 2010.
They Welcomed Baby No. 2 in 1981
Donny and Debbie welcomed their second child, son Jeremy James Osmond, in 1981. Jeremy, 37, works as a physical therapist after earning his doctorate degree and marrying his longtime love, Melisa, in 2002.
Their Third Child Arrived in 1985
Donny and Debbie’s brood grew by one following the birth of baby No. 3, Brandon Michael Osmond, in 1985. Brandon, 34, is currently married to his wife Shelby, who he tied the knot with in 2008.
Their Brood Got Bigger in 1990
The Dancing With The Stars alum and his wife became parents-of-four after welcoming their son, Christopher Glenn Osmond, in 1990. The 28-year-old is married to his wife Alta, and is pursuing his love for photography and travel.
They Welcomed Baby No. 5 in 1998
The two lovebirds had their fifth and final child, Joshua Davis Osmond, in 1998. The 20-year-old recently returned home from Rome, Italy, after serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints late last year.
They Became Grandparents in 2005
Donny and Debbie first became grandparents in 2005. Thanks to their big brood, the loving couple has become the proud grandparents to 10 little bundles of joy over the years— nine boys and one girl!
They Celebrated 41 Years Together in 2019
On May 8, 2019, Debbie and Donny celebrated another incredible milestone. “Happy 41st #anniversary to my sweetheart, Debbie,” the former teen idol gushed in an Instagram post. “The best decision I ever made was to share my life and heart with you. #MyBetterHalf#ForeverInLove.”