More than just “Puppy Love” is shared by Donny Osmond and Debra, his wife of 45 years. The lovely couple has five sons together with fourteen grandchildren, the newest of whom, Dune Tyler, was born in June 2023.
Osmond, who has eight siblings of his own, admitted that he is used to having a huge family and described what it’s like to have one again.
Donny Osmond’s tender voice in “Puppy Love,” which helped launch him to fame in the 1970s, made young ladies swoon when he was just 14 years old.
The adolescent idol, who provided the harmonies for The Osmonds, a group that also featured his five brothers, then had an appearance with his younger sister Marie Osmond in the film Donny & Marie (1976–1979). Marie Osmond had achieved international fame in 1973 with the hit song “Paper Roses.”
The two brothers were vocal powerhouses who delighted audiences across decades with their monthly performance, which occasionally included the siblings as well as a star-studded lineup that included Tina Turner, Lucille Ball, and Paul Anka, among others.
The siblings later created many iterations of their program, including the same-named award-winning talk show and an 11-year residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas that concluded in 2019.
The adolescent heartthrob married Debra Glenn in 1978, and both of them, like the rest of their families, belonged to the Utah Church of Latter-Day Saints.
The devoted husband uploaded a picture of him and Debra on May 4, 2023, along with an homage to his wife of 45 years.
“I asked this sweet little girl named Debbie Glenn to marry me 45 years ago today. It was the best decision of my life,” he writes.
Fans had lots to say, joking about their heartbreak. “I remember when you got married. A million young hearts were broken. Congratulations,” while another shared, “…And millions of women all over the world had their hopes & dreams crushed!”
Together, the couple has five sons: Don (born 1979), Jeremy (born 1981), Brandon (born 1985), Christopher (1990), and Joshua (born 1998), as well as 14 grandkids and their partners.
On a train in Utah with a holiday motif, Donny and his family celebrated Christmas in December. In one video he released on Instagram, his large family can be seen enjoying hot cocoa together and singing along to Feliz Navidad, with his adult sons looking much like their famous father.
The son of Christopher and his wife Alta, Dune Tyler Osmond, is the former Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat actor who currently performs and tours.
The adorable picture of the proud granddad and dad cuddling the infant while gazing lovingly at it was posted on June 29. “Thank you, Chris and Alta, for bringing another beautiful grandson into Debbie’s and my life,” he wrote as the caption. Dune Tyler Osmond, welcome to our family. You are indeed a celestial angel.
Gushing over the heartwarming image, fans chimed in with comments like, “There was a day (100 years ago) I would have given my life for Donny to look at me like that,” while another said, “This is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen. Donny…you are a great man! I can feel the love right through the screen.” Its clear his fans have a lot to say about his growing brood and are happy to see Donny Osmond as a doting grandfather.
The “Go Away Little Girl” singer joked that he has more than one soccer team of grandchildren during an interview with ET Canada.
“Oh, more than that. Several soccer teams,” Donny said. “It’s sweet chaos, is what it’s called. We had a 4th of July party just not long ago and had everybody over. It was… we had the time of our lives. It was fantastic.”
Congratulations to the Osmond family!
If you weren’t in love with Donny Osmond before, surely you are now! He’s such an incredible talent and seeing the love he shares with his family is so heartwarming!
What are your favorite memories of Donny? Would you like to see a Donny & Marie revival?