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Donny Osmond Shares Sweet Ways He Connects with Grandkids

Donny Osmond Shares Sweet Ways He Connects with Grandkids

By Movieguide® Contributor

Donny Osmond shared how he works to build bonds with his grandchildren so they see him as a regular grandparent rather than an award-winning artist.

Osmond and his wife, Debbie, have 14 grandchildren, ranging from 2 months to 18 years old.

“It’s sweet chaos,” he told ET Canada. 

As his children have grown up and become fathers, Osmond has loved watching the ways parenthood has grown and shaped them.

“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,” Osmond told PEOPLE. “It’s such a great dynamic to see you children grow up to be parents. They graduate into that echelon of life just finding their own feet, finding their own wings.”

The birth of his grandchildren prompted a new tradition for Osmond: planting a fruit tree in his orchard.

“I just planted Dunes’ [tree] and Aussie Rae’s is starting to get all the peaches on it,” he said about his granddaughter, born in 2020. “In fact, they’re almost ready to be picked. So it’s been fun to have them walk out on the orchard with me to their tree and pick their fruit that their grandpa grew for them.”

This is just one of many ways Osmond connects with his grandchildren, something he prioritizes so that they see him as their grandpa rather than as a celebrity.

To illustrate what happens when his grandchildren realize he is famous, Osmond recalls their reaction to seeing him perform in Las Vegas in 2021.

“Just before the show started, I’m wresting with them on the ground, playing with them. But it’s really interesting what takes place is that after the show, they treat you a little bit differently,” he said. “Especially the young ones [were like], ‘Wait a minute, is that grandpa out there?’ And then when I came back and they just can’t quite put two and two together that, ‘Grandpa was on stage and now he’s wrestling with me.’ It was kind of interesting.”

While that reaction is unavoidable, Osmond works hard to just be their grandpa. To do so, he focuses on them during big events rather than putting on a show for the cameras.

For example, the family recently came together to watch the season finale of CLAIM TO FAME, which Osmond’s son, Chris, starred on. During the family gathering, he focused on spending time with his grandkids.

“I consciously make an effort to take a back seat and just be grandpa, not a celebrity, not the head of the house with my wife, none of that,” he explained. “It’s just like grandpa’s in the corner playing with the grandkids. That’s what I like to do.” 

Osmond welcomed his most recent grandchild, Dune, earlier this year. 

“Welcome to our family, Dune Tyler Osmond. You truly are an angel from heaven,” he wrote on Instagram.

Movieguide® previously reported:

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.” 

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