‘Be Like Your Dad’: Why Donny Osmond Doesn’t Curse
By Movieguide® Contributor
Donny Osmond credits his father as the reason he has never said a curse word.
“I never heard my father curse,” he told People. “He was tough, but he never swore.”
Osmond did admit that he still “thinks the words,” adding, “There are certain people I would love to say certain words to at certain times, but I just think, ‘Be like your dad.’”
In addition to not using curse words, Osmond has always been adamant that he would avoid the usual pitfalls fame can bring young stars.
“I decided long ago that I wasn’t going to do it with scandals, trickery or promotional campaigns,” the singer said in an interview with Fox News.
“I was going to do it with my music, which is a really difficult way to do it. But it happened. And it took me 10 years. But I wanted the music to speak for itself. . .It’s very difficult to break out of that teenybopper career,” he continued. “But thank goodness that through perseverance and a lot of support from my fan base, it happened. But it takes an awful lot of work to be accepted as an adult.”
Osmund recently shared that he is extending his Las Vegas residency through May 2024. He told People that he always says a prayer before going on stage.
“Every time I see a packed house, I have an attitude of gratitude,” he explained.
Osmond also makes his family a priority. He and his wife, Debbie, share five children and 14 grandchildren.
“It’s such a wonderful warm feeling to see your child become a parent and to see them raise their own children and to take on the kind of family traditions that Debbie and I have started,” he shared. “It’s such a great dynamic to see your children grow up to be parents. They graduate into that echelon of life just finding their own feet, finding their own wings.”
Movieguide® previously reported on Osmond’s family:
Singer Donny Osmond is big on family.
In a recent interview, he briefly opened up about his love for his kids and the arrival of his newest grandchild, Dune.
Osmond and his wife of 45 years share five sons and 14 grandchildren, and their whole family loves to get together.
“It’s sweet chaos, is what it’s called. We had a Fourth of July party just not long ago and had everybody over,” Osmond said. “We had the time of our lives. It was fantastic.”