Just when you think you can’t love Marie Osmond more, she does something like this, and you can’t help but think she’s the greatest mom on the planet, even tough her kids are all grown up. Marie has stated that when she passes on, she will not leave her kids any money. And she’s not doing it to be mean and spiteful… she’s doing it so that her kids don’t become lazy and stop working hard.
Amazing. Wish we had more of that.
The New York Post reported that Marie Osmond is leaving it all up to her children.
The singer explained why she won’t be giving her kids — Stephen, 39, Rachael, 31, Jessica, 35, Brandon, 26, Brianna, 24, Matthew, 23, and Abigail, 18 — their inheritances in a recent interview with Us Weekly.
“Honestly, why would you enable your child to not try to be something? I don’t know anybody who becomes anything if they’re just handed money,” the 63-year-old singer said.
The “Donny & Marie” star went on: “To me, the greatest gift you can give your child is a passion to search out who they are inside and to work. I mean, I’ve done so many things from designing dolls and much more. I love trying, and I wanna try everything. I’m a finisher.”
The “Paper Roses” singer candidly added that she believes that inheriting wealth can influence younger people to not work as hard.
She continued: “That’s one of my rules with my kids: If you start it, you finish it. You don’t ever have to do it again, but you gotta finish. And, I just think all an inheritance does is breed laziness and entitlement. I worked hard, and I’m gonna spend it all and have fun with my husband.”
Osmond remarried her ex-husband Stephen Craig in 2011. Their primary divorce was finalized in 1985.
This is not the first time Osmond has admitted that she will not be handing off her fortune to her spawn when she dies.
In a 2020 episode of “The Talk,” Osmond discussed how Kirk Douglas — who died in February of that year — gave his millions to charity instead of his kids.
I will tell you what, we need more parents like Marie, because we have that, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in right now.
Way to go Marie, you’re a true legend, in the best ways possible.
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